SCULPTURE

BESPOKE DESIGN IN TIMBER, STAINLESS STEEL & COPPER

Yacht Models

Grant grew up around boats on the Irish Sea & Shannon Lakes. He was also lucky enough to travel the world on the then Irish Sail Training Vessel, Asgard II. His stylized Yacht Models and Bespoke Sailing Trophies are influenced by Grant’s extensive sailing experience, each design inspired by the Movement of the Wind & the Sea.

Chopping Boards

Grant’s love of timber was nurtured working alongside Traditional Shipwrights during his time away at sea. “My individually handcrafted chopping boards are made from high quality hardwoods sourced from sustainable forestry. From baulk to board, there are many processes, my favourite being the last. Oiling each board and giving the timber new life, always makes me smile”

Sculpture & Garden Art

Grant has always been inspired by high levels of Craftsmanship and is drawn to beautifully made creations which are not just good to look at but have a useful purpose and used in an everyday setting. Since 2017 Grant has been creating unique designs, drawing on his nautical background, his love of the sea and its flow. His Sculpture and Garden Art captures the the essence of movement in every piece.

Outdoor Fires

We were looking for a stylish Stainless Steel Outdoor Fire for our home and could only find either a chiminea style or mild steel options. “In 2016 I decided to design my own Outdoor Fire – based on a Scandinavian style I had seen on my travels.” The result was the FIRE'NESS – Handmade in Marine Grade Stainless Steel – which we have been using Winter and Summer ever since.

Commissions & Bespoke Design

At Grant Designs there is no typical client, instead Grant prefers to take each Commission on a case by case basis, offering personal advice & unique solutions for each client. “If you are looking for a sculpture or your garden or outdoor space, stay local, use word of mouth, find an artisan to make for you, rather than going to buy. You will get a far better product and a relationship with the person who made it for you”

Grant's Story

Grant grew up around boats on the Irish Sea & Shannon Lakes. He was also lucky enough to travel the world on the then Irish Sail Training Vessel, Asgard II, initially as Trainee and latterly as Bosun. On his return to Dublin , he set up Safewater Marine Services providing clients with professional boat maintenance and repair to full refits.

My main Inspiration comes from Boats and the Sea, or anything Nautical really. I try to capture movement in my designs, and if they move - even better!

- Grant

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