Starting this business together back in 2016, Robin and myself investigated quite a few approaches before settling on how we would do things at Grain, but one thing that was never changed (or questioned), was the decision to make all of our furniture ourselves, by hand, right here in the UK.
Welcome to our handy size guide. In here we've shown you a few examples to help make that perfectly sized decision a little bit easier.
When it comes to furniture, the smallest measurement can transform a space. That’s why we make space conscious furniture.
We don’t have showrooms, we only sell online. Whilst that sounds like a negative when it comes to furniture, we saw it as an opportunity and as a result The Root Partnership was born.
All of our product development has been done in the real world with our Seeds. Seed Subscribers are the reason we’re in this position today, their support, critique and feedback has helped shape our design range.
Working from home… the new normal? Certainly on the increase, along with careers based around freelancing.
Have you heard of it before?... No?... We’re not surprised, it’s not a common wood type, for some very good reasons. It’s hard to make, It’s time consuming and to get the best results, you need to do it by hand.
In many ways, Grain is a hobby we’re now lucky enough to have as a business.
Myself (hi, Robin here) and Tom have been tinkering and experimenting with making in our spare time for years. So much so that Tom convinced me to let the Grain cameras into my home – half to prove we really do live in our own furniture and half to force me to clean.
To clarify, I don’t live with Tom. I’m not sure either of us could handle that. My housemate is Rich, a friend from university. I moved into his two-bed flat in Kentish Town in 2014.