Grain is an American design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Founded in 2008, the work of partners Chelsea and James Minola unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small-batch runs in their Bainbridge Island, WA studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad. Chelsea and James met while studying Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Their furniture, lighting, and objects are sold in over 100 retailers worldwide.
For Sight Unseen OFFSITE, Grain will present a collection of furniture, rugs, and lighting loosely inspired by a recent residency experience in Northeastern Oregon — think alpine mountains meet prairie. Chelsea and James were so energized by this new, but also familiar landscape. They hope to capture some of the quiet drama of that wilderness in their new work.