Alexandra takes commissions for bespoke games, games tables and luxury gifts. Alexandra's imagination, realised by the best of British craftsmanship, ensures that every detail is created in close conversation with the client, delivering a truly original way to commemorate memories and life achievements; works of art that will be enjoyed for generations to come.'
Working with Alexandra from concept to creation, you will be guided through the process of making your bespoke commission come to life. Alexandra works with a team of master craftsman in the UK who each specialises in different techniques and materials – marquetry, woods, leathers, semi-precious stones, printing, hand-painting and engraving.
Alexandra’s favourite medium is the ancient technique of marquetry. She will translate your design, utilizing the grain, figure and colors of the many different woods to describe each element. A butterfly may be composed of over one hundred pieces of individually cut veneer, masterly configured and sealed with lacquer.
“Like a leather-bound biography or photograph album, my designs tell your life story in a game to be enjoyed for generations to come.”
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After speaking with Alexandra she will present her first draft of your design within two weeks. To start this process we take a £1000 design deposit. Working closely with Alexandra, your design may be revised twice, ensuring your ideas are perfectly translated into an exquisite design.
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On approval, the design will take 2-4 months to make. At this stage we take a further 50% deposit.
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Our shipping service will deliver your beautifully wrapped work-of-art to anywhere in the world, protected on its journey – from our workbench to your door. Before we ship we take the remainder of the balance.
‘It‘s undoubtedly the best gift that I‘ve given to someone, and I‘ve wanted to thank you again for your amazing work‘
‘It is even more wonderful than I imagined, and we are both completely thrilled with it. You have done it all so beautifully; the design, construction etc.
I keep on wanting to go back into the room to look at the many exquisite details again.’
‘It is without a doubt, the most thrilling present I have ever given to my wife. Her tearful reaction said it all.
The thought that not only the incredibly special game of backgammon, but what is now a piece of beautifully crafted artwork in our house will be now passed down in our family for generations still to come is such a joy.
Alexandra was an absolute pleasure to work with, and end result was over-whelming beautiful.’
‘My husband says it is the most special present he has ever received, and for me it has given me so much pleasure going through the design process with you and then finally giving it to him.
Thank you so much; it couldn‘t be more ‘bespoke‘ and it will be treasured forever.‘
‘Working with Alexandra to create our personal backgammon board has been a real pleasure.
She took inspiration from our lifestyle and created a bold, modern design that we are so proud to play with and have on display.
Everyone who sees it is blown away by the quality, creativity and the amount of effort put into the board. Her design, service and attention to detail are second to none and we look forward to one day having a reason to purchase another one from her!’
‘I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating a unique, customized work of art for the backgammon lover in my life – it was truly the once-in-a-lifetime gift that I was seeking.
Your ability to meld special messages into the design of the backgammon board, your phenomenal attention to detail, and the world-class quality of your work all combined to create a true work of art that will remain a family heirloom for generations to come.’
‘I have just received the board- it is far more beautiful than I imagined it would be. The quality and detail is astounding.
You are absolutely right; it really does have to be appreciated in person!
Thank you so so much for rushing this order and for all the thought and attention you gave my project and for tracking it all the way to Singapore!’
J.S. Maryland, United States
‘I just returned from a business trip to Switzerland. The backgammon board had arrived a bit earlier. Wow!! It is absolutely beautiful. Honestly, it just about took my breath away.
We are VERY pleased and thank you very much for such a wonderful and unique piece.’
Jumby Bay, Antigua
‘Alexandra Llewellyn's talent and designs are second to none. The boards and games are entirely unique and exceptionally beautiful and Alexandra's professionalism and attention to detail made the collaborative design process a very positive experience.
We are proud of our partnership with Alexandra Llewellyn and her team, and it is wonderful to see our guests using and enjoying their bespoke Jumby Bay Island Wari boards’.