Who we are

Duncan Strong Workshop for Bespokea

Bespokea is a family business. Below the people you are likely to come across when you visit the workshop. Bespokea began in 2015. Using Ikea units as a basis for a one-off kitchen has been a bit of a trade secret for many years, but we believe that we were the first in the UK to specialise in this.

Bespokea Joshua


Joshua is currently studying for his A levels. He also dedicates a great deal of time to boxing – best result for him so far was a knock-out in the first round after 100 seconds.
He often comes in on a Saturday to either help me or to work on his own projects.

Faith Bespokea


Faith is a Personal Trainer who works from a purpose-built gym at our home in Archway. She works with female clients on a one-to-one basis and is qualified to deal with a multitude of health issues, including cardiac rehabilitation. Get in touch if you feel you need her services…
She comes into  Bespokea  a couple of days a week to keep on top of the administration and to tell me off for not keeping the place as tidy as she would wish.

Duncan Strong


My name is Duncan Strong. I am the person you will have most to do with at Bespokea and who also makes everything. This photo was taken in 1990 when I had just finished making my first chair, prior to it being polished and upholstered. I still have the chair but sadly not the hair.
I have been making and finishing mostly contemporary furniture ever since. This has ranged from making an Arts and Crafts table for a National Trust property to painting a fridge with the Union Flag for Noel Gallagher.