In its second foray into home furnishings, workplace storage manufacturer Bisley has launched a new collection of five oak-framed designs including a wardrobe and media unit.
With an impressive heritage of over 80 years, British furniture company Bisley has become renowned for its practical steel office storage solutions. Manufacturing each piece in its Welsh factory, the company has gone from strength to strength and has now announced a the launch of its new collection of storage furniture for the home, a first for the brand which focuses on solid wood designs for home interiors.
While the company began designing workplace products in the 1940s, it initially started offering car body repairs in 1931. This industrial mindset has influenced the company’s approach to design, offering high performance and expertly engineered workplace solutions from desk storage to office booths and filing cabinets. Now applying this methodology to the home furnishing sector, it results in the perfect marriage of functionality and quality with the unveiling of Rowan – a collection of five storage designs including a wardrobe, chest of drawers, media unit and two side cabinets.
With its minimal aesthetic and oak-framed structure, the Scandi-inspired appeal of the collection blends into a variety of different interior schemes. However, customisation is central to the collection’s individuality. The doors and drawer fronts for each unit are available in 15 different colour options and can be specified in a powder-coated steel or with an oak front finish. The FSC-certified oak frames are also complemented with two leg options, handcrafted from solid oak or as a steel hairpin design which is also offered in a variety of colours. With superior functionality an additional primary focus for the brand, the soft-close doors and drawers add a luxurious tactility to the designs, spotlighting the quality and sensitivity that has gone into each creation.
This launch follows the brand’s previous Fern collection, a series of metal locker designs which could be applied in both homes and offices simultaneously – perfect for hybrid working environments. “Following the success of our Fern collection, it’s wonderful to see the evolution of our talented design team’s ideas in production,” comments the company’s CEO, Richard Costin. “We’ve built up the expertise and know-how to manufacture furniture using sustainably sourced materials that are truly made-to-last, offering quality, style and functionality at an affordable price point.” Priding itself on its manufacturing excellence, Bisley’s innovation continues as the brand seeks to build on the strong foundations it has created over the last eight decades.
With this new direction showcasing design diversity from the brand, it will be interesting to see how its meticulous attention to detail will be applied to further homeware creations in the future. Drawing on its industrial roots, the streamlined aesthetic and first-rate engineering of this collection also pays homage to the brand’s ability and prowess which has enabled it to become Europe’s leading manufacturer of steel storage solutions. And, as workplace and home interiors become more entwined with versatile co-living and working spaces becoming the norm, applying this sensibility across both sectors is a timely shift for the brand and one which could help bridge the gap even closer.
Prices for the Rowan collection begin at £234 and can be purchased here.
Images courtesy of Bisley.