UrbanGrainInteriors

Handmade Bespoke Industrial Furniture

Manchester, England | 306 Sales

UrbanGrainInteriors

Handmade Bespoke Industrial Furniture

Manchester, England 306 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.

  • Alex Colin

    Workshop Manager, Master Cabinet Maker

    Alex joined us in May 2018... he's worked for some amazing companies in France, Canada and Australia so we are super lucky to have him ! He's super talented and manages production and the workshop team with great efficiency and enthusiasm !

  • Geno Sharpe

    Design And Production Assistant

    Geno is a brilliant product design graduate with a great eye for detail. He's a fabulous artist and produces amazing sketches to help clients visualise initial ideas and he's then responsible for producing all the digital artwork and 3d renders.

  • Jean

    Office Manager

    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.

  • Baptiste and Jeremie

    Erasmus Students

    Baptiste and Jeremie joined us in October 2018 as our Erasmus placements from France... they're a great addition to the team and works super hard every single day !

  • Grahame Pearson

    Senior Cabinet Maker

    Grahame is a time served cabinet maker and can turn his hand to any creation... he is uber talented and he and Alex have transformed our range with their amazing skills...

  • Mark Lewis

    Trainee Cabinet Maker

    Mark is training to be a cabinet maker under Alex and Grahame's watchful eyes... he's very talented and learning everyday... he's highly motivated and is enjoying learning his new craft and building his tool collection !

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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