Our story

A union of minds

1999, a group of like-minded highly skilled cabinet makers shared a vision: to form a consortium to produce the finest luxury handcrafted furniture and kitchens, proudly made in Northamptonshire.

And so it was that Grand Union Designs was formed.

From small acorns…

In the village of Weedon, at a stone’s throw from the Grand Union canal, the first humble workshop was opened by Philip Watts, James Murphy, and Michael Goacher.

As the company and its quality reputation grew, Grand Union Designs relocated to a larger facility in Daventry, which is still our home today.

Steeped in history

While the company has grown in size and moved with the times in terms of design styles, materials and innovations, our foundations are still rooted in tradition. We share that same passion and respect for our products and processes as when we first started. We pride ourselves on keeping our highly skilled traditional cabinet making techniques and the legacy of Great British craftsmanship very much alive.

Ethically sourced and beautifully crafted

We have a profound respect for the materials that we use and for their provenance. We only use the finest ethically sourced FSC wood from sustainable sources.

Do not just take our word for it

Sally RobinsSally Robins
18:00 23 Jul 19
We found Grand Union through a recommendation and although there seemed some distance between the house we were refurbishing on the coast of south Devon and Daventry, a visit to Phil’s factory left us in no doubt of the quality of the bespoke kitchens being created. Phil was only too pleased to then visit our project in Devon and the plan emerged almost immediately. All the skilled tradesmen working on our site immediately recognised the outstanding quality of the bespoke kitchen being fitted by the Grand Union team when it arrived. As someone said at the time, special houses deserve special kitchens – and that’s exactly what Phil and the Grand Union Designs team have created for us. Thank you Grand Union team!
12:57 21 Jul 19
We have now had two kitchens for different houses, designed and built by the brilliant team at Grand Union Designs.Phil’s enthusiasm is infectious, he very quickly grasps your likes and dislikes.With our second kitchen we chatted on the phone and we sent over a few photos and measurements of the existing kitchen. Within a day Phil had sent images of ideas back, they were exactly as we had envisaged our perfect working layout. All that was needed was a visit to do a correct measure and hey presto, very happy customers.I would absolutely recommend Grand Union Designs
Jo GoacherJo Goacher
11:51 17 Jul 19
Beautiful furniture. Very friendly and helpful. Amazing showroom too. Would recommend visiting to see the amazing quality.
richard daviesrichard davies
12:10 04 Mar 19
Amazing service. Lovely furniture. Highly recommend.

A customer journey as unique as your commission.

Our Process

A truly personal experience

A space that encapsulates who you are. A design journey with you in mind. Not only do we pride ourselves on our finest finish but on providing you with a fully personalised package.

From concept to completion

Bespoke cabinetry crafted for the 21st-century

Exquisitely handcrafted in Northamptonshire