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X Back Wine Rack - VERY LIMITED EDITION
We've got our hands on some staves, a little less ordinary!
These staves are from 80-100 year old port barrels and are a whopping 140cm long (for comparison our normal barrique staves are
95cm long). We are turning some of these staves into stunning XL Stave Candle Holders, but a few are going to go to make these very limited edition wine racks.
Holding approximately 72 bottles, enough for even for the biggest wine buff, the XL staves will be encased in a custom steel frame finished in black powdercoat, and topped and walled with solid oak.
Optional LED lighting will really bring these wine racks to life, making them as much of a statement piece as functional furniture.
We will only be making 5 of these (ever!), so it goes without saying they are a very limited edition.
To find out more, and order yours head to the link below:
GRAND DESIGNS LIVE - BIRMINGHAM 2018
We're super excited to be heading back to Grand Designs Live next month.
Held at the Birmingham NEC 10-14 October 2018, we've found it to be one of the most interesting and varied home design shows in the UK (both to visit and exhibit at).
You'll find us in the INTERIORS section of the show at stand L200.
We're bringing a whole host of our work for you to see, along with a chance for you to meet the actual people that design and make your furniture...us! Both myself and David will be there every day to answer any of your questions and discuss your next piece of
bespoke furniture for wine lovers.
P.S. Have you seen we have been featured in the latest edition of the Grand Designs Magazine?!
Victoria Gate Pop Up Shop V2.0
We're super excited to announce we are returning to Victoria Gate in Leeds to open another pop up shop!
Doors open 10am on June 2nd, and we'll be there all through June and July, so you've no excuse not to come and see what we're all about.
We'll have a selection of our 'bespoke furniture for wine lovers' on display, and you can meet the people that actually design and make it.
We don't employ a single sales person!
Victoria Gate is the worlds most beautifully designed shopping centre (probably) with an eclectic range of high end shops, and the largest John Lewis store outside of London...and now us!
We're also planning to put on some special events like a gin tasting, wine tasting, and a champagne and jazz evening.
Watch this space!
We've just finished this bespoke design for a great customer of ours, and we're really REALLY proud of it!
The brief we were given was to design a cabinet incorporating shelves for gin, and drawer space to lay down wine bottles, and it all had to fit within an alcove.
Design brief met, we also added in some hanging glass racks for their gin goblets, and the feature that really makes this Acier come to life is the under shelf LED lighting we used. All the wiring is hidden within the steel frame giving the finished piece a really nice crisp, clean line finish. We also added a remote control dimmer to allow our customer to create the perfect mood, day or night.
We're super pleased with the finished result, and looking forward to making more of this style Acier in the near future.
We've just got back from a 1700 mile road trip to the heart of wine, Bordeaux. We were on the hunt for our next batch of barrels, and we weren't disappointed.
Wineries will generally use their barrels for anything up to around 7 years, after which they have become 'oak neutral' and no longer impart any flavour to the wine. This is when we jump in and select the best for our furniture. A van load of barrels later, and we now have half our haul on traditional stillage, and the other half is in our drying room where the moisture content in the oak will come down to furniture grade.
Each barrel has it's own ID, telling us which chateau it came from, how many fills it has had etc etc. This tag will stay with the barrel until it goes to the customer as a 'Certificate of Origin'.
So who wants to come to our showroom and choose their own barrel then?
3 brand new Aciers!
The new pop up shop has given me the extra display space to unveil 3 brand new designs in our Acier Collection!
Firstly, and taking pride of place in our shop window, is the new Acier Coffee Table.
We've used 6 bottle wine crates for this piece, and it gives a beautifully elegant and sleek feel to it.
I've topped this particular table off with a one in a million, double live edge, solid slab of cherry.
Next is our Acier Desk. I think your work space should inspire you, and that's just what this stunning design does. Just for something a little different I have finished this one in black powdercoat, and topped it with a solid live edge oak slab.
Last, but far from least is our first ever Acier shelving unit.
This one is in a 3x1 layout, with 4 tall shelves, surrounded by individual oak panel walls.
All three are a really diverse addition to the already wide range of Aciers in the collection.
New shop - Victoria Gate, Leeds
Come and see our pop up shop in Victoria Gate in Leeds between 27th November - 17th December 2017
New shop - Victoria Gate, Leeds
I could not be more excited to announce that we are opening our very first pop up shop!
Victoria Gate in Leeds city centre is arguably one of the most beautifully designed retail spaces in the UK, so it was only natural we decided that this was the perfect location for our pop up shop.
Our doors will open 10am on Monday November 27th 2017
and be open all through until the end of the year.
Of course we will have all your favourite designs on show, but we'll also be unveiling not one, not two, but three new Acier designs exclusively in the shop; a desk for wine lovers, a new coffee table, and our first Acier shelving unit.
There will also be a few evening events which we would love you to join us at; a champagne reception with live jazz, and a wine and cheese tasting evening. More information to follow soon, but make sure you have signed up to our newsletter to get an invite (sign up form at the bottom of this page).
We have a lot of planning and prep to do for this, along with two full order boards to make and deliver before Christmas, it's going to be a busy few months!
Grand Designs Live - Birmingham
We've just got back from another amazing Grand Designs Live at the Birmingham NEC. It was our 4th time at the Birmingham show (and our 7th Grand Designs show), and this year we went all out with a new back drop, new beam lighting rig, and 3 new product designs!
As always it was great to see so many familiar faces there, but what I was blown away by was the amount of 'new' customers I met for the first time, but had been following our work and journey on social media for years. Thank you for your support, it really does spur me on to keep pushing forward.
Great Yorkshire Show - Harrogate.
We are super stoked to have been invited to exhibit at the 2017 Great Yorkshire Show. The most prestigious agricultural show in the UK welcomes over 130,000 people over three days, only a stones throw from our workshop!
Come and meet the maker at stand 605 in the Yorkshire Homes pavilion.
House and Garden Festival - Kensington, London.
Boy oh boy what a week it's been! I've been down in the quite frankly... beautiful Kensington all week. What a great part of London it is! But it wasn't for play, I was exhibiting at the prestigious House and Garden Festival, in conjunction with House and Garden Magazine.
The 4 day event allowed me to meet a whole new audience of like minded wine lovers, and introduce our unique furniture to them.
We had a blast, thank you Londoners!
Ideal Home Show - Manchester.
June 8-11th will see us pack our showroom up into our van, head across the Pennines, and exhibit at the Ideal Home Show, Manchester.
It's our second time at the show, rubbing shoulders with George Clark, Katie Piper, Olly Smith, Greg Wallace, and of course Laurence Llewelyn Bowen.
This year we are at stand L480 in Interiors, so make sure you come down and say hi. See you there!
Grand Designs Live - London.
We've just got back to the workshop after a fantastically busy 2 weeks in London. Unbelievably this was our 6th time exhibiting at Grand Designs Live alongside Kevin McCloud (how time flies when you're having fun!), and it was our biggest and best showcase yet.
Our new Acier Games Table was the undoubtable hit of the show, and we've got a few interesting custom orders for it with glass tops. Stay tuned for those!
Now the hard work really begins though, so I'm going to crack on with all these orders in the workshop. A big thanks to everyone that took the time to come and talk to me. Until next time!