“Much more than a piece of furniture – a combination of man’s skill and Mother Nature. I feel like I’m being caressed by Nature…some things are worth waiting for. As a gardener I know what I’m sat on. Time, skill & something unique.”
– Christine Walkden, Horticulturist, Lecturer and Broadcaster on The One Show – BBC 1
Our Vision – Time, Nature and Patience
We at Full Grown are developing an elegant, bio-facturing process that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 and whose byproducts sustain the birds, the bees and other wildlife.
Our unique pieces are the result of an elegant collaboration with nature, an expression of patience and consideration.
Our company starts with our elegant, unique and eminently touchable furniture, nurtured over many years like vintage wines and whiskies, but our vision is to propose a new way of thinking about the objects with which we surround ourselves.
“We are very, very happy with your jewel!!!”
Briggitte Maurer -Zürich, Switzerland
“I LOVE my chair!!”
Marnie Holoubek, USA
“This is awesome, thanks so much!!’
Alex Manning, UK
Breathtaking, absolutely beautiful and an amazing piece of design, art, and innovation! People have to see it to believe… and now they can!”
David Tooby, UK
“Your project is just great! And your communication very good… I have selected the projects for my book regarding 2 dimensions: quality of sustainability AND quality of design. For both of these reasons, Full Grown had to be included.”
Geneviève Gallot – Author of ‘75 Designers for a sustainable world’
Our limited edition pieces have travelled the globe and been displayed in galleries and museums alongside the greats such as Tom Dixon, David Nash, Thomas Heatherwick and John Makepeace.
Additionally, our chairs are on permanent display in the National Museum of Scotland, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and the Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collection.
They have graced the pages of national and global publications from the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Financial Times, to CNN , CBS and BBC1’s The One Show and Countryfile.
Our first row of Willow Chairs
Creative collaboration is the ultimate goal.
Each tree is well nurtured and tended. All we ask of the tree is that it grows along certain pathways. Even when we cut the tree down, new branches grow back more vigorously.
This means a constant rotation of harvests similar to a vineyard.
We have orders taken in 10 countries over 4 continents.
Alice & Gavin at Secretcape, Mayfair, London
Full Grown is headed by Alice and Gavin Munro. Inspired by the beauty of nature, geometry and the desire to work with wood, they have spent the last 13 years studying and developing the techniques and craft of Tree Shaping and Botanical Craftsmanship.
“Full Grown is creating unique and individual heirlooms and systematically sowing the seeds for future generations to enjoy.”
– Sally Mosley, Derbyshire Life
“…a new mode of mass production, a forest that grows chairs, it could provide durable, beautiful objects to serve basic human needs.” – Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura
Furniture has been a part of civilised life for thousands of years, as is the way we make it.
Whilst often effective in some ways, this process is highly wasteful, considerably damaging to our environment, and, when the complete process is taken into account, very slow – it takes at least 50 years before you have a tree that is worth cutting down.
We decided that in a time of change, when our future objects may be printed, by growing the trees directly into shape we can make objects that are more personal, elegant and durable.
This Botanical Illustration of our Nelson Armchair is one of a series of three limited editions, illustrated by artist Geoff Diego Litherland.