Is there a formal term for "gotten made" or "gotten synthesized"?

To be more clear lets assume that I have a design for a special chair; I ask the carpenter to fix it for me because I don't have the tools. It won't be appropriate to say that the carpenter made/fabricated/manufactured the chair. I want to emphasize my importance in this process.

Edit: I need a term that can be used in passive voice. Something like:

This chair was gotten-made from xyz carpentry services

Any suggestions?

  • You question is quite confusing, first you want a term which refer to the 'act of making', now you appear to be looking for an adjective that defines the abilities of craftsmen!!!
    – user66974
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:23
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    Better? I'll clarify the situation. I am not "looking for an adjective that defines the abilities of craftsmen". I am looking for a word that would suggest that I instructed the carpenter to make me something and the ability is all mine. (I am sounding very selfish but What I have to say that the basic design is mine, the implementation of which was outsourced to some agency)
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:39
  • See the edit in the question: I dont care what agency made it. I want to emphasize that I told them to make it.
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:40
  • You mean that the external agent just has to 'execute' you instructions?
    – user66974
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:42
  • yes.. but I dont want to emphasize on their act but rather on mine for having instructed them.
    Aug 13, 2014 at 11:43

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a) An instruction, command, or role given to a person or group

b) An order for something, especially a work of art, to be produced specially:

"Mozart at last received a commission to write an opera"

c) A work produced in response to a commission

Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/commission


In the vein of @AlanSutherland's "commissioned", consider

custom ordered (by you)

made to order (by ABC Carpentry)

For adjectives, custom tailored or simply tailored (in the US), or bespoke (in the UK, or pretentiously in the US)


If you don't mind drawing attention to yourself (as seems to be the case here), you could say

I had the chair made / constructed / crafted from ... (recycled plastic or whatever)

  • How to say this in passive voice? I have to write it in a report and everywhere else passive voice is used.
    Aug 13, 2014 at 12:55
  • Oh yes sorry, you did mention that. Aug 15, 2014 at 6:06

Maybe engaged?

XYZ Carpentry Services were engaged to made/manufacture/build/construct the chair.

  • rendered
  • executed ('design by me, implemented by craftsman')
  • implemented

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