Capturing the contemporary industrial aesthetic with Oli & Grace

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited out to a warehouse in the middle of a Newark industrial estate, for Oli & Grace’s four-seasoned shoot.

You may recognise the name from our social channels but if not let me fill you in. Oli & Grace launched last month with a wonderful collection of handmade furniture and homewares, all of which combine ethically sourced, sustainable materials with a contemporary industrial design (think thick acacia wood table tops with cast iron legs).

Working with stylist Kwan, the Oli & Grace team set about creating a visual story for every season. Family sized dining tables were immaculately dressed for Christmas, the visible wood grain becoming a central element to the stripped-back industrial look; champagne twinkled on top of a bone-inlay dresser; a beautiful bistro set laid ready for Mother’s Day celebrations. Oli & Grace founders, Matt and Tom, have a background in commercial and set design; which as you can imagine, came in very useful when tasked with transforming a corner of an old warehouse into a contemporary industrial dining room.

It was an intense day, but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful Oli & Grace products up close and personal. Especially this, the waviest live-edge table I have ever seen.

Here is the edge in focus, as it deserves another posting.

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