Verve Sofa and Lounge Chair

The verve sofa and lounge chair was launched at the Milan fair earlier this month. We are seeing an increasing number of metal framed upholstered chairs coming through at the moment.

Custom Bar Stools

Our website has always been intended as indicative of the many products we can supply. We are pleased that we have just finalised an order for custom bar stools for a hotel. After a protoyping process the items were approved. In due course we will post further details and images as they are manufactured

Custom and customised products are often possible given enough time frame to go through the sampling process.

Site update after Milan

Now the main furniture fair of the year is over we are looking to do a website update which will highlight the new developments in the world of chairs and furniture. It my take a month or so but the refresh will bring many new products that may suit your project.

Industrial Look

The industrial look seems to continue and this new range of chairs and stools will be shown in Milan later this month. The chair is available with or without arms and is a very cost effective.

Brexit and furniture imports

Like everyone else we do not know what Brexit will bring but we want to let you all know that we are doing what we can to prepare for it and have applied for TSP to allow smoother imports of furniture should there be no deal.

Whilst we expect some turmoil, rest assured we are keeping a close eye on this and hopefully it will have minimal impact on us and business will go on.

If you have a need for furniture it’s business as normal as far as we are concerned and you know where we are if we can be of any help.

Hospital cafe furniture

A quick image of a site we completed this week where we supplied the furniture for a cafe within a hospital. This is extra chairs and tables for a project the client did 10 years ago. Oblong were able to source items that were nearly identical.

Bar/Restaurant furniture – Banyan Newcastle

We have just secured a nice job for a new bar/restaurant in Newcastle which will be the first Banyan in the city. We will be providing various types of seating as we did in all previous sites. Below is a shot of the last site we supplied in Manchester last October. The new site should open at the end of March.

Contemporary chairs

This is a new source we have just started to work with that offer some amazing contemporary chairs well suited to many environments, including bars, restaurants or even office breakout spaces. We will be getting further images on the site in due course but if you need any further information in the short term please get in touch.

A hectic start…

Its been a busy start to the year and we have a number of projects we’re working on ranging from a hospital cafe, waiting area, office space and an exciting bars/restaurants. The site will be updated with further project info as we progress.

Happy New Year

Well the New Year has started and the world of furniture is in full flow.

Let’s hope its a busy and prosperous year for one and all.

Christmas Closure

Oblong will be closed for the festive period from Friday 21st and we will return fully on Monday 7th but we will be monitoring emails and calls over the period and will get back to you where required.

We hope you  all have a great Christmas and look forward to being in contact in the new Year.

Very busy with new sites

Over the last 6 weeks we have been very busy installing new sites, the most interesting being 3 new bars. In due course we will have full image case studies but here’s a quick taste of what we have been doing.

Exciting news…

We are delighted to announce a new starter to the team at Oblong. Jonathan Thompson previously of Camira Fabrics and Altro Flooring has joined the business to support the continued growth we have experienced over the last 12 months. Jonathan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and contacts and he looks forward to working with all our current clients and partners very soon!

Read more about Jonathan here.

Bentwood stool reimagined

This is part of a new range that we are introducing and is a reimagined version of the classic bentwood stool but in polypropylene. Great for internal and external use and available in a number of colours, it’s nice to see a classic product updated with new manufacturing technology.

Normal service resumed

Its been a glorious summer but I am pleased that our continental factories are now returning to work after the shut down and normal service can be resumed.

We have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the blog for changes at Oblong.


Bedroom chair for student accommodation

A client came to us looking for a bedroom chair for a student accommodation scheme.  We settled on this lounge chair which whilst offering a compact footprint it is quite a generous size as it doesn’t have arms.

A number of upcoming bar projects

September and October will see two new bars in Manchester for Arc inspirations, A second Banyan opens in Spinningfields and also a Manahatta on Deansgate. We are please to continue our relationship with Arc Inspirations and will be supplying the furniture to both sites.

We also are working with a new client to open a bar in Hull, Tribal, in early October.

Summer factory closures

It is that time of year again when the majority of our continental factories close for 3 or 4 weeks,  Work continues for us though and we are busy working on projects for September and October.

We still have other sources should you need furniture quickly.

Fish and Chip shop furniture

We have just furnished The Chippy in Pitlochry, We have a few extra bits of furniture to deliver in the next week or two and we will try and get some images for a full case study, but here is a quick image in the meantime.



It’s hot – Outdoor furniture time

Well summer is certainly here and let’s hope it lasts, we are approaching shutdown so if you are thinking or replacing your outdoor furniture, now is a good time to get in touch.

Some ideas in the outdoor section on our site click here

This is how you do Industrial

The industrial look has tended to move towards far east copies of chairs such as Tolix but one of my personal highlights in Milan was the Brut chair from Magis.  It is now in production and we have just secured our first order for a couple for a Leeds Design Studio.


New Case Study / Lakeside Cafe


The case study is now live for the recently completed Lakeside Cafe project, check it out in the leisure case study section.

It’s Milan time again

It’s that time of year again when we will be visiting Milan this week to see what is new in the world of contract furniture.   It will tables and chairs galore and we hope to be bringing you some of the highlights when we return later in the week.

An industrial look for this creative studio space

We are working on a very interesting scheme for a client at the moment that should look stunning when it goes live in May. Things are taking shape and below is a sneak preview of how the interior finishes are looking and we are now starting to address the furniture in complimentary finishes.

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Things are getting busy…

The summer looks like it is going to be fairly hectic with education and bar projects already underway. If you are looking for furniture for an education project make sure you have a look at our case study section to get an idea of the what we can do.

See what we did for The University of Law here.


UK Stocked products

Whilst we deal a lot with European suppliers if you are in a rush for furniture we do have access to many UK sources of seating and tables that cover both internal and external options.

For more information on what we can supply, get in touch on 0113 242 6111.
You can also see some of the product range here.

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Is Spring on the way?

It may not feel like it yet but hopefully Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to look at external furniture. This is a new release from one of our Italian suppliers that offers great value along with the durability and stack-ability needed for outdoor furniture. Oh and there’s 8 colour variations.

For more of the outdoor ranges we supply check out:

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Indoor/Outdoor Chairs

There seems to be a growing trend at the moment for versions of wooden chairs that can be used in an external environment, The chair below is manufactured in polypropylene so is perfectly suited for internal or external use.


Check out the outdoor section for further examples.


Looking perfect in pink!

690-2We supply a lot of fabric chairs but more importantly the fabric options are vast, making sure the texture and colours are perfect for every client.

Fresh New Products for 2018

We’re supplying some lovely new furniture this year… #fresh #chairdesign #officeinterior

Leeds College of Music Part 2


Here’s a shot from the recently completed venue space, full case study here.

The Lakeside Cafe, Leeds – Refurbishment

There is nothing better than repeat business and work this week starts on The Lakeside Cafe in Leeds, We have been providing furniture for this client for over 10 years and the new look will be unveiled on 20th January.

Check out this case study a reminder of what it looked like when we last supplied furniture to them 8 years ago.

Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, lets hope it’s a good one for everybody.

It looks like it will be a fairly busy one for us with a number of projects completing in the next  few month  and some interesting longer term ones under way.  Keep an eye on the site for further information as they progress.


New Banyan Bar in Ilkley

We’ve just completed the furniture scheme for the next Banyan bar and as ever it looks slick!
We’ll have a full case study on our site soon but for now heres what Leeds bar looks like.

Finished project for Leeds-based production company

A great project to work on for – you can see the full case study here.


New acoustic product section now live

And its anything but boring! Check it out here.



13 years have flown by.

Well 13 years of trading have passed and we are now into our 14th year.   There have been plenty of changes in the furniture industry but we still enjoy the challenges we are presented with look forward to another year working with our clients on what will hopefully be some interesting schemes.

Bean Bags / Leeds College of Music

I think this is a first for us, supplying bean bags! These are custom manufactured in a fabric that allows stains to be removed with just water – so they are ideal for this education environment. The full Leeds College of Music case study is now live.

Have you thought about your interior acoustics?

Ok so soon on our site you’ll see some exciting new acoustic products that we work with. Heres an example of what you can achieve with these stylised panels.

We’ll also be showing how we are using something similar on a new interior scheme for new college client.

10 mile MBK trail + meeting + new chairs

And this was all before 3pm.

We had to head over to Keighley to pick up some bespoke soft seating for a large project we are working on next month. Knowing how close the mountain bike trails were – we had to fit in a 10 mile session. It was a great excuse to get away from the office and have an internal meeting in the forest while pedalling through streams, climbing rocks and descending at 30mph. Here’s Stuart looking far too relaxed when he got to the highest part of the trail.

Oh and the soft seating looks ace!

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Ok so we like chairs!


We still adding lots of new products to our website, take a look at the soft seating page here

A cafe & shop for the community



Our client doing great things for the community. Heres a quick shot of the space we completed a couple of months back. View in full

New case study going up soon


New chairs up on our site

Loads of new products up on the site right now, and loads more coming over the next few months. Check out the chair section here.



Bespoke presentation for new clients

As an introduction to Oblong Furniture we create a bespoke presentation document for new clients, heres one that we a taking to a meeting tomorrow.


New bar case study now live!

Full case study of the new Manahatta Bar in Leeds is now live, click here to view.


New Leeds Manahatta Bar now finished

This new Manahatta bar on Greek Street Leeds is definitely one to check out. We’ve supplied the furniture for this second bar and it looks seriously impressive. Full case study coming this week.

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Sourcing granite from Brazil


We’ve recently finished a huge reception desk and console table for two different clients using this amazing fusion black granite from Brazil……not the lightest of materials but boy is it impressive! We’ll have the two jobs live in the case study sections over the next couple months.

New job for Craven Council

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Its in development currently but the full case study will include soft seating, fixed furniture, tables and chairs. A pleasure to be working for Craven Council.

2nd install for Community Shop


Community Shop is a social enterprise that is empowering individuals and building stronger communities, by realising the social potential of surplus food. Find out more about them here.

This is a small part of what we supplied to them last year – colourful and cost-effective soft seating for the employee breakout space. We will be installing the furniture for their new Grimsby location next week.

New Jumbo Records store looking great.


We’ll have the full case study up soon (when we get time to shoot it) but for now heres a moody shot showing the
seating area.

Flagship restaurant complete


After the first was such a success we were super exited to provide the furniture scheme for the Orange Fish flagship location in St Helens. You can see the full case study here.

More seating for Pride & Produce client


The folks over at Pride & Produce have opened up the upstairs space for more dinners, as ever we were more than happy to provide them with the furniture they required.

Soft seating combo


Check this combo out we put together for this intimate #breakout pod using Camira fabric and acoustic wall felt.

Jumbo Records part install

Heres a shot of the part install of Jumbo Records from last week. The record store opens this week and we’ll have the shiny finished photographs up on our case studies section soon.



We’re not slowing down!

Well its been a busy start to the year and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We’ll be updating our website with all the case studies over the next couple of months which will include furniture schemes for Manhatta Bar, Jumbo Records, Clip n Climb and a contemporary office space to name just a few.

In the meantime you can find our most recent case studies here.

New furniture & lighting case study now live!


This case study’s a biggy – literally!
Check it out here.

Milan Furniture Fair is getting closer



Only a few months now until Milan Furniture Fair – we can’t wait to get out there and see the new and inspiring. Like last year we’ll be tweeting and updating you while we’re there.

Outdoor furniture ready for Summer


Ok it was snowing last week & we’re looking at new outdoor furniture products! We’ve not gone mad honest, we just can’t wait for #summer and wanted to show you some of the chairs we’ll be supplying.

We’re back in the flow!

Happy New Year – factories are now back to work in Europe so we’re in full swing working on ace projects, looking forward to another year! Loads of new case studies are currently being photographed and will be live on the site soon.

New light installation designed by us


Heres a quick shot (sorry about the scaffolding) of the light installation we designed for the atrium of this Leeds office building. We’ll have the beauty shots up on the site when the full interior and furniture has been finished.

New soft seating


Check out our products section for more.

Corporate but cool


Interior schemes like this are fun to work with and add a real fresh and fun look to an office space. Corporate doesn’t need to be boring! You’ll see more of this style that we supply on our office products section here.

Carpet tests


A new client needs a full carpet installation – we thought we’d push the boundaries with how it could look!

Start up cafe interior scheme

Although we are waiting on some new shots for this case study we thought its totally worth showing the furniture and scheme we supplied for this local start up cafe client. We’ll update the gallery early next year.

Big showroom case study now live


To see the full project go here.

New chair designs just added!

You can check them out in our product section here.

New soft seating for Leeds General Infirmary


We’ve just updated part of a waiting room scheme we did for Leeds General Infirmary with this vibrant high backed soft seating. It really breaks up the space well and we’ve had some great feedback already.

Our recent bespoke reception desk design


We installed this second custom reception desk design for Lambert Smith Hampton in their Manchester Offices last week. This angled design always gets people talking! Check out the first one we did for them in their Leeds office here.

New restaurant installation

Our team had a full day of installations at this new restaurant in Saint Helens. More will be revealed but for now heres a little taster. This will be a great case study, keep an eye out on the website.

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An interior with a lot of Bark & Bite

Office Interior Design

Bark & Bite have been a client of ours for over 8 years now and we have created some ace interior schemes for them. Being the slick creative agency that they are, their working environments needed to be on the same level. Check out the full case study here showing off their Manchester studio.

A meeting space with soft seating


We’ve just refreshed another little meeting space for a good client of ours. Comfy, great colour combination…and a happy client.

Chairs, chairs & chairs

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We supply chairs for all kinds of environments, our product section showcases just an overview, take a look here. For a bespoke service get in touch.

I love my office chair


Just some reasons I love it:
1. Comfy
2. Supportive
3. Fully adjustable
4. Looks the part
5. Huge colour choices

Reigning Petanque Champions


Throughout the summer months you can occasionally find us playing Pentanque along with Think Architecture in a local league. We’re hoping for yet another win this year!!

New promo stuff on the way!


…our designer is on it! Keep an eye out for these.

The School Chair


Such a perfect way to mix things up in cafes and restaurants. Our product sections are being updated all the time so keep checking it out!

Big soft seating

New interior project on the go for one of our healthcare clients including some super comfy soft seating.

Contemporary acoustic wall panels

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Acoustic wall panels should look as good as your furniture.

Check out a recent project we used them for


We gave ourselves a makeover

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We’ve done a full refurbishment and re-design of our Leeds office which includes the breakout/meeting space shown. We’ve been a very demanding client but love the final outcome as it shows what you can achieve in an unusual space.

Full case study will be up soon.

New fish & chips concept

‘Orange Fish’ is new fish & chips restaurant concept based in Blackpool. They came to us needing a full furniture scheme that worked alongside their brand colours. Heres just a quick shot showing a small part of the scheme including bespoke industrial high benches, fixed tables, and plastic seating.

Full case study coming soon.



Our (Summer) update!

Its always a funny time of year for us as most of the European manufacturers we work with take extended holidays but this doesn’t stop us, its business as usual and we are working on some great projects for restaurant, office and education environments.

We hope your all enjoying the summer, and if you have any future projects in mind give us a shout and we can organise a chat.

A different kind of desking!

Office Furniture Design
Something a bit different for this Leeds-based agency. This desk design we created really utilises the space and creates massive working areas for the employees. Full case study and imagery now up here

Go bold or go home!

Our local client is super happy with this fresh look! Its certainly going to make meetings lively!

Lovely stool design for one of our clients

Stool design
We had to show off these great designer stools that we provided for a great client of ours. These are just a tiny part of what is a large project, we’ll post a full case study as soon as we can.

Quality Industrial designed chair and not a cheap copy!


We are looking at using this chair for an upcoming project. Its a high quality #industrial style design – opposed to the cheap copies that we see too many of. Looking forward to see our scheme utilising this design, we’ll show a case study when alls complete.

Likes from Milan Furniture Expo

Milan Furniture Expo

Another shot from this years Milan Furniture Expo, tons of inspiration work on show.

Custom desk design – sneak shot

We are adding the full case study on this shortly, but for now heres a sneaky shot of the custom desk system we designed.

Likes from Milan Furniture Expo


You’ll see similar posts like this by us as we run through our photos from the Milan Furniture Expo. There was plenty to see and so much we loved! 

Milan Furniture Fair was a success!

Milan Furniture Fair

Our annual trip to Milan Furniture Fair this year did not disappoint and our Pinterest album shows some inspiration and new products that may be suitable for your future projects. Take a look at our Pinterest Boards here.

New office scheme in development

We’re planning a new scheme, and this time for our own office space! Updates to follow in the next couple of weeks. #officefurniture #wip

New products coming soon…

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Exciting new furniture! Keep an eye out for new product additions to our website over the next few weeks.

Robin Day chairs added to our product section

Colourful chair design
We are pleased to be working with Loft, this Leeds-based manufacturer. We love this iconic British design by Robing Day.

A cross section of chairs that we supply can be found in our products section here, but for more insight into what we can supply get in touch at

New sofas delivered for this breakout space for one of our local clients




We brightened up this little space at the University of Law in Manchester


#officefurniture #oblongfurniture

Two new case studies now live!

We’ve recently updated our website with two new case studies, one for Banyan Bar & Restaurant Manchester and the other for Blum UK. Take a look!

Restaurant Furniture / Banyan Manchester


View full case study.

Breakout Space Furniture / Blum


View full case study.

New member of staff

Matt has joined us at Oblong to keep on top of the updating the site, social media and some general marketing stuff  so hopefully over the coming weeks you should be kept more up to date with what we are doing.

We have lots to update you on.

Recent install of this great sculptural seat for Bond Court in Leeds



We installed this fantastic seating unit just before Christmas into the reception area of Bond Court in Leeds. A great sculptural piece which really finished off the new interior scheme that had been designed by Think Architecture & Design.

Happy New Year

A bit late and my resolution of keeping the site updated better may already have slipped!  We will be making an effort this year to keep everyone more up to date with what we have doing with some great projects to be uploaded.

Christmas Shutdown

We will close from Friday 18th December until Monday 4th January.

Have a great Christmas and we wish one and all a Happy New Year!

Industrial bar furniture

Some custom designed and UK manufactured industrial bar furniture for Leeds student bar The Pit.  More mages can be found in the case study.


A trip to Italy

I am spending a few days this week visiting factories in Italy,and hope to come back with some exciting new products.  Keep an eye on the blog for an update in the next week or so.

Acoustic Wall Felt

We have completed a full scheme for Progress Packaging that included not only furniture but also this application of acoustic wall felt.  As well as offering some texture it also dampens down the echo in this room that has a fully glazed wall.  More pictures of the scheme can be found in the case study.



Banyan Manchester

The latest site for Arc Inspirations, Banyan, Manchester opens later this week, we have just installed over 140 pieces of seating for them and wish them luck with their first venture over the pennines.

Reception Desk LSH

A reception desk installed in the offices of LSH in Leeds last week. A full case study will follow soon.



Media Wall and Lounge Furniture

YorkA media wall and lounge furniture for student accomodation block in York.  A case study will follow in due course.


It’s been a busy summer

It has been a busy summer! We wil be adding case studies over the next few weeks to show you what we have been working on.  From an estate agent’s interior to student kitchens and bars we have done some fairly photogenic projects that will be making an appearance on the site very soon.

Blackjack Stools

A custom stool we manufacture for Napoleans Casino’s.  A bit different to the norm for us but it does show what we can turn our hand to.


Student Kitchen Furniture

Our visual of the kitchen social spaces we have just designed for Storthes Hall student accommodation. All items are now in production for an end August installation.



Letting Agent Interior

A great little scheme for Angus Roberts in Ilkley where we provided office furniture and advised on all aspect of the interior.  Images will follow.

Website is live!!

It’s taken a while and we have more products and case studies to add but the site is now live and looking good!!

New site nearly ready

The new Oblong website will go live on Monday 8th June

New Site

We are in the process of populating the website with images

Happy New Year

Happy 2015,  The website is under full review and a new updated site will be launched in the next month or so.

Christmas Closure

The office will be closed now until the 5th January 2015.  We will be keeping an eye of the email though.

We hope you have a great Christams and we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.

Recent project review

A review of Manahatta in Leeds from the evening post showing a few pics of the furniture we supplied.


Manahatta Leeds

Review of Manahatta on the Leeds List shows a few shots of the furniture we supplied. – Looks good!!

New Leeds Bar Manahatta

Manhatta opens this Saturday on Merrion Street in Leeds, Oblong are pleased to have worked with Arc Inspirations on their latest project.


We have had a busy year and updating the site has slipped a bit (actually a lot).  We have done some great project recently including The Pit, Leeds, The University of Law and we are working on some interesting projects at the moment.

We will update the site soon and hopefully when we do you will find what we have been doing of interest.

Milan Furniture Fair

It’s that time of year when we head over to Milan to see what’s new in the world of chairs!!  Will be away 8th – 11th but should come back with some fresh ideas.

Factory visit

Just back from a trip to some of our suppliers in Italy.  Some interesting new products about which we will hopefully be able to use on upcoming projects.

Bedroom Furniture

Working on small Job for Take Heart to furnish some family bedrooms at LGI.  Interesting project and allows us to use the new bedroom range from one of our UK manufacturers.

Reception scheme

A great reception project has just been completed at City Walk, Case study will follow next week.

Office Desks and Storage

Just installed an office project including quite a lot of storage, Got some new ranges coming, get in touch if of interest to you?

Community Shop – Cafe

Our first installation of 2014 went in yesterday a comminty cafe above one of,  if not the countries first social supemarket.

We wish them all good luck in this new community focused venture which is helping to fight food poverty.

Website Update

This is work in progress but there are quite a few project uploadaed all ready and more will follow, keep checking back to see what we got upto last year.

Happy New Year

2014 is upon us, Happy New Year to all!!!

Company Shop

Check out this BBC News article on Comapny Shop We will be supplying the Community Cafe above with furniture when it opens in January.  A great idea and we wish them all the best for this new social enterprise project.

Web Update

Been a busy year and its my mission to get the site updated this month.  Should be live by early Jan.

NHS Leadership Academy

Working on an interesting project at the moment for the NHS Leadership Academy in Leeds – Should be an interesting project will keep you posted.

A busy summer

We have a busy summer installing a number of education jobs, a major site update will follow in September to show these latest projects.

London Showroom installation

We are currently installing a custom furnture into a showroom for a paper company in central London – It should be complete next week and we will get some images onto the site.

Milan Furniture Fair

Heading off to Milan for the 2013 Isaloni – Hope to have loads of new products for the site when we get back!!!

Batley Boys School / Dining Furniture

Chris has secured another education project for Oblong – Dining furniture for Batley Boys School will be installed over their Easter Break

Product image galleries

We have just added a few new product sections to the site keep an eye on this section as this is an ongoing process continually update for the next few months.

New Product / Square High Sofa

Check out the new higher backed version of the square sofa which is now in production.

Architecture 519

Working with Andy @ Architecture 519 we are manufacturing custom desks and storage as the practice expands  into a second studio.


Chris has secured an order to supply seating to this new academy in Speke, Liverpool.  We will be supplying both dining and soft seating.

New Product / Bench for education

We are developing a stacking bench aimed at the education dining market but it should be used anywhere not just in schools. The protoypes are underway and we should have pics soon.


Leeds North CCG

We have secured an order for Leeds North CCG to include custom reception desk and boardroom table alongside various breakout furniture. Once completed we will get some images online.

Happy New Year

So 2013 is here let’s how it is a successful and prosperous one!!

Christmas Closure

Just a note to say we will be finishing on Friday until the 3rd January.

We hope you all have a great Christmas and look forward to catching up in the New Year!!!

New Project / Greenhead College

Greenhead College case study has been added to the Education section.

New Project / Arc Restaurant & Bar

The refurb of Arc is now live in the case study section

Academy project

Chris is working on a great project for a large acadeny – fingers crossed we will make it through to the next stage.


My visit to Pedrali went well last week, I am sure we will be working more closely with them in the future.

Factory Visit

In Italy today speaking to one of our suppliers – Hope to have some interesting new products when I get back!!!

Create Wakefield /Open for business

The latest Create site in Wakefield opens today we wish the look and hopefully it will be as successful as their other sites.  A case study will be online in the next week or so.