Experience Custom: On the Business of Design Podcast

Frank Eybsen joins host Kimberley Seldon on the Business of Design podcast to catch up on Buildlane as we continue to grow and seek to make the custom furniture process even easier for Interior Designers.

“I’ve had my hand in the creation of thousands of pieces of custom furniture. Not only am I an expert at how furniture is built and the different options that make it what it is, but we also work with a huge variety of designers. From single designers just getting their feet wet to established designers with decades of experience and a 50 person staff. From SF to NYC to Miami to STL. This gives me an interesting perspective on what custom is being made.”

In this episode we learn:

Just gotta keep going.

Frank Eybsen
  • sit on everything and set a standard for your clients
  • discuss the wood species with the builder, use less expensive varieties for hidden details
  • stick to sheet and tube metal to keep pieces affordable
  • sell the process to your clients
  • custom is not a commodity, feel good about this purchase


“Just keep surviving. When I first started Buildlane I got a lot of negative feedback from people outside of the interior design industry and it took a very long time to really get the idea off the ground. And now I hear from designers weekly that they can’t believe this exists. Just gotta keep going.”

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