Custom Design Services

Chicago based custom design services for your next interior design project

Product development that will exceed expectations

Custom designed bench upholstered with African Kuba cloth
Custom designed bench upholstered with African Kuba cloth

On occasion, your discerning tastes may require complete innovation. Our product development team will work with you to bring any concept from hand-carved wall panels, to contemporary steel chandeliers to modern armchairs into reality, making PRIMITIVE one of your most important design resources. Our sales team also offers interior design consultation, research and photography services so that your collection is securely documented and integrated into your busy lifestyle.

PRIMITIVE frequently encounters projects that require custom design per client application. We realize that no two rooms are alike, and neither are their respective client's needs. Working to integrate your collections with any living space is part of what we strive for with every project.

Old meets new with this custom flatscreen TV lift cabinet
Old meets new with this custom flatscreen TV lift cabinet

We create custom interior design and products that bridge collections with living spaces. Some of our custom work includes:

Custom repurposed textiles and upholstery: Tribal textiles, some of which can reach over twenty feet in length, are sometimes difficult to appreciate in conventional ways. Repurposing these unique cloths provide artistic solutions, such as applying them as upholstery to contemporary chairs and benches or designing custom throw pillows and tapestries.

Small to large-scale custom carving: In addition to the original hand-carved walls of the Five Elements Library, the chandelier was also custom designed and created by our in-house metal and restoration departments. From initial sketches to the final product, our team supports the project every step of the way.

Retrofitting one-of-a-kind antiques: One of the more unique custom works we do is enhancing antique furniture in functional ways to better meet daily needs. Without diminishing the character of the antique, modern components are added such as television lift mechanisms or supports for home entertainment systems. Old and new can be appreciated together or separately with this approach to custom design.

Custom designed chandelier, alongside initial sketch; custom designed and hand-painted lotus base