The process generally begins with a meeting at the workshop where we can look at samples and discuss your plans and ideas.

After this you can continue to plan your kitchen, probably using the Ikea Kitchen Planner, bearing in mind the additional options available to you from Bespokea.

You can of course contact me at any time for advice and rough costings of one-off units, different door styles etc.


When you have made your final plans I will provide costs and a production schedule for your Bespokea items. I will also assist you in creating your Ikea shopping list if required.

Work will start on the payment of a 60% deposit. Production takes between 4 and 6 weeks depending on the door style and availability of some materials.


I am Duncan Strong and Bespokea is my trading name.


After spending three years at the School of Furniture in Manchester studying Cabinet Making and Modern Finishing, I have lived and worked in North London running a spray finishing business and creating contemporary furniture.

Some of my clients and end users include; British Airways, V&A, Harrods, Whistles, Cos, London Design Festival, Natural History Museum, Phil Collins, Noel Gallagher, Graham Norton…


The majority of my work has been spray painting fitted furniture made by independent makers. As such there are thousands of examples of my work spread across North London.

Having done this for nearly a quarter of a century, I have a great deal of experience and contacts. With almost any request or problem I will have either come across it before, or know who to ask!


Bespokea & myself have no connection or affiliation with Ikea™.