Galvin Brothers was formed in November 2012 as a new handcrafted furniture business, building upon our father’s 60 plus years of joinery and cabinet making experience.

Our aim back then was to design and manufacture thoughtful furniture using the best quality timbers, revisiting traditional techniques in modern ways.

Our business has now grown to include a broad team of talented craftspeople, and whilst our remit has expanded our focus remains the same.

[1] The late Tony Galvin, 2015
[2] The Tear Drop Table
[3] Design delivered through craft

For us, good craftsmanship and sustainability go hand in hand. All of our furniture is made lovingly in our own workshops by hand, so we are careful with materials at every stage of the process.

All of the timber that we use is from sustainable sources with certification from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Sustainability is engrained in everything we do — making furniture that is designed to maintain its value and integrity for future generations is what underpins this.

[4] Work-in-progress: Fluted Stool
[5] Galvin Brothers workshop, 2019

Since our launch back in November 2012 our business has expanded with a growing collection of furniture, an extension to our workshops and the opening of our first shop in Beverley, East Yorkshire. We have sold furniture to domestic customers all over the country and in to contract environments for clients as far as Australia.

In 2013 we were nominated for Designer of the Year in the prestigious Elle Decoration British Design Awards, and we continue to be extremely flattered by all of the interest we receive from writers and design lovers all over the world.

As we grow, our agenda remains the same; to create well made furniture with simple forms and with an eye for detail — designed and manufactured with the best materials entirely in the UK.

[6] Parlour Chairs
[7] Parlour Stool 
[8] Cocher Side Table
[9] The Galvin Brothers shop