My name is Nikos, the creator, and craftsman at •Against the Grain• based on the outskirts of Birmingham.
I bring together wood and resin in order to create unique bespoke furniture. The character and warmth of the wood mixed with resin, whether it be transparent or metallic in colour, can breathe life into furniture around homes and workplaces. I work together with my customers to make sure that what they want is achieved for them, down to the smallest detail. I specialise in canapé boards, chopping boards, serving boards, coffee tables, and longboards. But the variety the art of resin and wood can offer is limitless. Although all my pieces are one of a kind, I can offer more than one of each design. Please note that due to the handmade nature and variations of wood and resin, each product may be diffrent.

Growing up I have always been fascinated with wood and bright colours. And one day when I stumbled across my first resin and wood art piece I decided to dedicate all the time I could to self teach - which I have now developed into my full time job. I believe in everything I have always done, I have always ‘gone against the grain’....and pushed to be different, and that’s where the company got its title.

I'm excited to now share my passion for wood/resin art and help others unleash their potential in this field too.