CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IN TIMBER, STAINLESS STEEL & COPPER
Yacht Models & Trophies
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
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.
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 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!