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Exporting is GREAT!

Exporting is GREAT! We have been greatly supported by our friends at the Department for International Trade, especially our friend Kathryn Borg. With the support of the Department for International Trade, we’ve been able to export to many different countries, as well as featuring in some ad campaigns to show that if we can, you […]


Gavin Munro speaks at Royal College of Art – January 2018

24th January 2018 – Gavin was delighted to be invited by the illustrious Hannah Stewart, of the Royal College of Art to explain Full Grown to Future Make Spaces in Redistributed Manufacturing project.   Speaking with Asif Moghal of  Autodesk speaking of the self-designing robots of the future, together with John Willshire of Smithery , speaking of all […]


Atlas Obscura – December 13th, 2017

Back in November we had the privilege of hosting the wonderful Sarah Laskow from Atlas Obscura. Sarah came all the way from the USA to our Derbyshire orchard, and spent a somewhat grey and damp day interviewing Gavin, Ed, and Chris. The result is one of our favourite pieces yet – an incredibly well-written and […]


European Academy of Design Conference – 14th April 2017

European Academy of Design Conference – 14th April 2017 This year continued its theme of excitement, with Gavin being asked to present a keynote speech at the European Academy of Design Conference at Sapienza University, in Rome, Italy. The conference was based on the idea of “Next”, or what methods and the object produced would […]


Kickstarter – Pledge Your Support Now!

Many of you may have received our November mailing concerning our Crowd Funding campaign. For reasons beyond our control, we were unfortunately forced to postpone the initial launch.  We did get some fantastic feedback, with many of you getting in touch asking how you could get involved. We’ve been solidifying our plans, and we have now launched our crowd […]



Very excited by our upcoming collaboration with this stylish and competent team, we’re hoping for a new series of lamp designs to start next Spring… Check them out here.


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Permanent Piece in the Nat. Museum of Scotland

We are extremely pleased to announce that our prototype willow chair has been invited in to the permanent exhibit of one of the nation’s most prestigious museums, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Image © Neil Hanna



We at Full Grown are thrilled to be working with Dutch designer Maarten Baas,  helping him to grow a Tree Trunk Chair that will be harvested in 200 Years! Check him out here.


France 2 – French National News – 23rd November 2016

We had a wonderful visit from France 2 National news a few months ago; Anto brought his drone along and got some incredible hi-definition shots. And then yesterday, we aired! Gavin may well be used to broadcasted public appearances, but this was a first for our very own Chris Robinson, who handled the job marvellously, […]


Design Museum of Barcelona – Makea Tu Vida – Spain, November 2016

We were contacted recently by Mirea Juan from Makea Tu Vida, a Spanish-based art collective focussed on showing the benefits of reversing throwaway culture. She asked us whether we could send along some grown pieces for REHOGAR, an exhibition “centered in open practices around Design, that pose modifications in actual consumer habits, that are capable […]



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Feature in Milan-based Newspaper, Living Section

One of Italy's major newspapers, Corriere della Sera, kindly featured us in an article in their Living section. To be featured in a newspaper in a land renowned for such great design is a huge more



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