UrbanGrainInteriors

Handmade Bespoke Industrial Furniture

Manchester, England · 302 Sales

UrbanGrainInteriors

Handmade Bespoke Industrial Furniture

Manchester, England 302 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(54)

Announcement   We are a Manchester based workshop of Interior/Furniture Designers and Skilled Craftsmen producing stunning urban furniture and accessories... almost all of the items in our shop have been created specifically for clients who work with our multi-skilled team to design the most perfectly suited and desirable products.... We are crazy about interiors and love coming up with clever and beautiful solutions to lifestyle conundrums... We thrive on the challenge of coming up with a new product or sourcing an old one... we also can't help snapping up beautiful pieces of vintage and so the product collection is not only an ever increasing range of industrial newly made to order pieces, there's always a peppering of vintage items in there too... these pieces tend not to hang around for long though... so grab them whilst you can !

The workshop is just one of many units in a converted Victorian Hat Mill in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - Manchester. We and our workshop neighbours could be described as being collectively responsible for a Industrial Revolutionary Renaissance... so many design disciplines and manufacturers reside in a maze of units in a mighty old hat mill and we regularly collaborate with our neighbours to add new and exciting dimensions to our products.... so don't worry if you can't find your ideal piece of furniture or accessory within the current range... just get in touch anyway... chances are what you're looking for can be designed/sourced/made... that's what Urban Grain exist for... what we live, breathe and work for... so get in touch !!

www.urbangrain.co.uk
info [!at] urbangrain.co.uk
+44 161 336 0524

Announcement

Last updated on 07 Sep, 2016

We are a Manchester based workshop of Interior/Furniture Designers and Skilled Craftsmen producing stunning urban furniture and accessories... almost all of the items in our shop have been created specifically for clients who work with our multi-skilled team to design the most perfectly suited and desirable products.... We are crazy about interiors and love coming up with clever and beautiful solutions to lifestyle conundrums... We thrive on the challenge of coming up with a new product or sourcing an old one... we also can't help snapping up beautiful pieces of vintage and so the product collection is not only an ever increasing range of industrial newly made to order pieces, there's always a peppering of vintage items in there too... these pieces tend not to hang around for long though... so grab them whilst you can !

The workshop is just one of many units in a converted Victorian Hat Mill in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution - Manchester. We and our workshop neighbours could be described as being collectively responsible for a Industrial Revolutionary Renaissance... so many design disciplines and manufacturers reside in a maze of units in a mighty old hat mill and we regularly collaborate with our neighbours to add new and exciting dimensions to our products.... so don't worry if you can't find your ideal piece of furniture or accessory within the current range... just get in touch anyway... chances are what you're looking for can be designed/sourced/made... that's what Urban Grain exist for... what we live, breathe and work for... so get in touch !!

www.urbangrain.co.uk
info [!at] urbangrain.co.uk
+44 161 336 0524

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About

From Interior Designer to Furniture Designer...

Hi There !

I am an Honours Design Graduate with over twelve years experience gained working within the head offices of top-end homewares retailers such as The Conran Shop, Conran Collection, Designer’s Guild and House of Fraser.

In 2006 I embarked on a career in property development, then in 2011 I decided to put down some roots and lend the skills and expertise I had acquired to start my own Interior Design Consultancy... every day I relished the new challenges, opportunities and avenues it brought...

I first started selling up-cycled furniture when I bought a collection of Art Deco bedroom furniture - one of my Interior Design clients wanted a dresser and I found her a perfect one, but had to buy the whole collection which included a wardrobe and two bedside cabinets... my client loved the refurbishment job I did on her dresser so I decided to refurb the rest of the collection and it sold on ebay really quickly...

... I loved sourcing and restoring elegant vintage and funky retro pieces... and Etsy provided me with the perfect outlet to do this on a regular basis... luckily enough I had a big double garage in my garden and converted this into a fully operational workshop and storage facility... I found myself spending more and more time restoring furniture and I loved it !

Then, another avenue presented itself... again, as a result of one of my Interior Design clients... she wanted some industrial shelving, door handles, a staircase handrail and lighting fixture, so I did a bit of research and prototyping and came up with a collection of reclaimed scaffolding plank and steel pipe options... she loved them and the results we achieved and urged me to start selling options in my Etsy shop because so many of her friends admired, and wanted, similar products every time they visited her house...

I shrugged it off for quite a while, but then I started to get more excited about the prospect and I posted some photos in my Etsy shop...

I was shocked when I started receiving messages that my work was beautiful! People began asking if I could make them desks,dining tables, shelving and many other items in the same style... so basically from a couple of items, my portfolio increased week by week, as almost, every time I get a commission I photograph it before I despatch it and list it as another product... so my range has grown organically...

... I still restore a few vintage homewares (and you can see these in my other Etsy shop here - www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlakeandCo), as well as designing and manufacturing urban furniture... I love the mix, and there is a cohesiveness in that both styles of the furniture in my shop use reclaimed materials and are stylish and relevant to modern lifestyles, whether they be suburban or urban !

Shop members

  • Carla Muncaster

    Owner, Creative Director

    After half a lifetime working at head office level with retailers such as The Conran Shop, Designers Guild and House of Fraser, Carla then pursued a career in Property Development and Interior Design. She is now the driving force behind Urban Grain.

  • Kieren Robinson

    Workshop Manager, Joiner

    Kieren joined us in January 2017, having moved up from Norfolk where he was building multi-million pound yachts... he manages the production schedule and the workshop team with great efficiency and enthusiasm !

  • Samuel Cichuta

    Design And Pre-Production Manager

    Talented multidisciplinary designer and maker, Sam is tasked with developing our clients requirements through consultation and management of computer aided design. He is the linch pin... ensuring seamless communication between Studio and Workshop.

  • Gary Murray

    Joiner

    After years of working with ‘normal’ wood, Gary was, at first, dubious about our lively scaffolding boards! It took us a while to convince him that their ‘quirks’ were worth bearing with in order to create such characterful pieces.

  • Khes Hussain

    Workshop And Artwork Assistant

    Khes is our all-rounder... he was employed as a general handy guy, but within weeks he proved himself to be a whizz in the workshop (such a fast learner!) and a whizz in the office too... a computer geek who literally loves cad more than video games!

  • Jean

    Finance Officer

    Jean is highly organised… well someone has to be! She is responsible for all of our accounts, stock, transport and other general administrative duties which require her efficient management skills and scrupulous attention to detail.

  • Karl Bastid

    Erasmus Student

    Karl joined us in October 2017 as our Erasmus placement from France... he's a great addition to the team and works super hard every single day !

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Last updated on 05 Apr, 2016
Seller details
Urban Grain
Moores Hat Factory, Catherine Street East
G2
DENTON, Manchester M34 3RQ
United Kingdom
VAT ID GB242096813