OUR ORIGIN

Amber was born as a brand in 2019 on the Cadiz coast, but as a business project it is the result of a personal transformation that began in 2015. At that time, after having lived in 2 beautiful European cities, my wife and I decided to move to Sydney (Australia ) with our children in search of new challenges and learning.
I personally had enjoyed an intense professional career in various fields of engineering, although always employed, and I soon realized that what I was really looking for in Australia was to launch my own business project.

Influenced by the advanced environmental culture and natural exuberance of the environment, I decided to take my then limited carpentry skills to a professional level and also chose to focus on reclaimed wood. This is how Growready – green furniture arose, which 3 years later, when we decided to return to Spain and settle on the Cadiz coast, was reborn as GR – Natural Design.

As soon as we got started and started looking for recycled wood in Cádiz, we realized that the demolition beams we got had more value than the mere fact of being sustainable / recycled. Investigating a bit into the past of the 3 or 4 houses in the old town that we had entered, we found that some were up to 250 years old and in some cases we discovered that very curious characters had inhabited them.

It is then that we began to think about the idea of ​​connecting the furniture designs with the origin and events linked to the recovered woods used for their manufacture.

The Amber stone (amber in English), which is a fossilized tree resin in which we can find encapsulated living beings from thousands of years ago, seemed a beautiful metaphor to tell the stories of the woods we rescued.

This is how our name merges with our objective: to preserve the valuable historical legacy that our raw material offers us, transforming it into a designer table made by hand that will last for many years.

HIS SOUL MATE

Iñigo Calleja

  • MG 4022 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3663 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3685 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3701 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3707 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3743 1 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3857 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3877 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3881 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3911 - AMBER STORIES

STUDIO WORKSHOP

In the town of Chiclana de la Frontera, better known for its endless La Barrosa beach and its fishing village of Sancti Petri, we have 2 adjoining spaces. In the first, as if it were a winery, we store the beams recovered by groups according to the origin of their rescue (and their corresponding history).

This section includes an exhibition space where you can see and touch the available tables. In the attached workshop-studio we have an office area where we design and a large plant where we make each of the tables by hand. Take a ride, we hope you like it.

inigo somos Mesa de trabajo 1 - AMBER STORIES

OUR ORIGIN

Amber was born as a brand in 2019 on the Cadiz coast, but as a business project it is the result of a personal transformation that began in 2015. At that time, after having lived in 2 beautiful European cities, my wife and I decided to move to Sydney (Australia ) with our children in search of new challenges and learning.
I personally had enjoyed an intense professional career in various fields of engineering, although always employed, and I soon realized that what I was really looking for in Australia was to launch my own business project.

Influenced by the advanced environmental culture and natural exuberance of the environment, I decided to take my then limited carpentry skills to a professional level and also chose to focus on reclaimed wood. This is how Growready – green furniture arose, which 3 years later, when we decided to return to Spain and settle on the Cadiz coast, was reborn as GR – Natural Design.

As soon as we got started and started looking for recycled wood in Cádiz, we realized that the demolition beams we got had more value than the mere fact of being sustainable / recycled. Investigating a bit into the past of the 3 or 4 houses in the old town that we had entered, we found that some were up to 250 years old and in some cases we discovered that very curious characters had inhabited them.

proceso somos Mesa de trabajo 1 - AMBER STORIES

It is then that we began to think about the idea of ​​connecting the furniture designs with the origin and events linked to the recovered woods used for their manufacture.

The Amber stone (amber in English), which is a fossilized tree resin in which we can find encapsulated living beings from thousands of years ago, seemed a beautiful metaphor to tell the stories of the woods we rescued.

This is how our name merges with our objective: to preserve the valuable historical legacy that our raw material offers us, transforming it into a designer table made by hand that will last for many years.

HIS SOUL MATE

Iñigo Calleja

  • MG 4022 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3663 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3911 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3881 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3877 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3857 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3743 1 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3707 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3701 - AMBER STORIES
  • MG 3685 - AMBER STORIES

STUDIO WORKSHOP

In the town of Chiclana de la Frontera, better known for its endless La Barrosa beach and its fishing village of Sancti Petri, we have 2 adjoining spaces. In the first, as if it were a winery, we store the beams recovered by groups according to the origin of their rescue (and their corresponding history).

This section includes an exhibition space where you can see and touch the available tables. In the attached workshop-studio we have an office area where we design and a large plant where we make each of the tables by hand. Take a ride, we hope you like it.