There’s just the two of us right now, Robin Tyler and Tom Allen, co-founders and full-time workers at Grain. We’re friends who have given up our careers to start anew, solve a problem, and make real products that people will love.
Everything you need to know (and more) about choosing the wood for your furniture.
Just after our launch back in February we had some bad news, our beloved workspace, Machines Room, was closing- and with it our ability to make furniture. Along with some additional challenges we were also facing, it was a tough time to say the least. Hurdles like this are not uncommon when starting a business, so we rolled our sleeves up and set about turning a negative into a positive.
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.