A brief introduction to how Steel Vintage started their journey…
Steel Vintage was founded in 2009 by brothers Jon and Martin. With a relentless drive they quickly established themselves as innovative leaders in the industry of restored vintage industrial furniture.
After spending 3 years producing the best polished and customised vintage metal furniture available in the UK they saw potential for a new demand in the market that would fuel their creative passion. Having restored hundreds of early 20th Century steel furniture pieces such as school lockers, filing cabinets and tanker desks they were able to use this wealth of experience and knowledge to create their own range of original handmade industrial-style furniture.
Since 2012 they have been focusing on producing a unique range of vintage industrial inspired furniture. Each piece is created for modern living and working environments whilst still maintaining an authentic industrial appearance. This is achieved through a mix of traditional and modern manufacturing techniques.
Looking forward their ambition is to continue with innovative furniture design which will incorporate quality materials, industrial craftsmanship and above all, something that will last a lifetime.
To see examples of their original restoration work please see the Steel Vintage Facebook group.
Steel Vintage is a true family business. Jon and Martin are supported by Phillip (Dad) who assists in production and Carole (Mum) who helps with the company finances and marketing.
Customers are encouraged to visit the workshop in Bristol, as they will be able to meet the team, see where the products are made and most importantly, see examples of the industrial furniture in the showroom. We love to discuss new projects over a coffee.
If the journey to Bristol is too far, please get in touch with us as there are often customers around the country who are happy to show off their purchases.
Our website showcases some of the furniture that we produce but we really love bespoke projects that we can get stuck into and get our creative minds working.
Email or call 01454 413 329 to start your journey with Steel Vintage.
JON BALL Managing Director | Founder
“My role is varied and includes sales, marketing, project managing, product design and generally ensuring the smooth running of the business.”
MARTIN BALL Creative Director | Founder
“I am involved with the design and development of new furniture products. With a background in both design and fabrication I ensure production of all items is completed correctly.”
PHILLIP BALL Production Director
“As part of the production team I have a variety of responsibilities. I am involved with woodwork, product assembly and general maintenance of the workshop. ”
CAROLE BALL Sales Manager | Company Secretary
“I support Jon and the rest of the office team with the general running of the business. This includes customer service, finance and marketing”
ANIA Office Manager
“As the office manager my job includes customer service, finance, HR and H&S. I also love helping out in the workshop when possible.”
JOANNE Project Manager | Product Designer
“I have a variety of responsibilities including product design, customer service and the management of each customer order.”
MIKE Production Supervisor (Metalwork)
“Having worked in production for many years I am experienced in all areas of the workshop. My role is to oversee the metalwork department which includes fabrication and finishing.”
JULIAN Production Supervisor (Woodwork)
“With 30+ years of joinery and furniture making experience I ensure all woodwork is produced accurately. I am responsible for managing the woodworking and assembly team.”
JEREMY Furniture Maker (Welding & Fabrication)
“As a welder and fabricator I have over 30 years of experience and it’s great to be involved with a company that produces work of such a high standard.”
JOHN Furniture Maker (Polishing & Powder coating)
“Predominantly my role is the polishing and powder coating of all metal work. I am also involved with product assembly and delivery.”
SCOTT Furniture Maker (Joinery & Delivery)
“My role includes woodwork, wood finishing, product assembly and the delivery of customer orders.”
CHARLIE Office pet (Welcoming guests)
“As the office pet I enjoy meeting new people and of course getting plenty of sleep.”