CRATEive was set up in 2013 in London as a green and sustainable design project. We are re-purposing specialist art crates which have finished their lifecycle and, having travelled many miles to art fairs, galleries and clients around the world, came to retire in London.
Art crates are extremely solid structures made of high-quality materials, as they are designed to protect their valuable contents while being shipped to far-off places. CRATEive then turns them into inventive pieces of high-quality contemporary furniture. Although the amazing art that once inhabited these crates has long been delivered to its destination, the crates themselves have a similarly interesting history.
CRATEive works on every piece individually and carefully transforms each crate into a desirable piece of contemporary furniture. Every piece we make is handmade and absolutely unique. Our furniture is not only beautiful, but also very solid and functional. In helping to protect the environment by prolonging the cycle of life for wood and energy used to produce the crates, we are minimising the impact our studio has on the environment.