Who We Are

Design Industry is a full service custom drapery and upholstery workroom. Located in Birmingham, AL, Design Industry collaborates with interior designers and architects across the Southeast on both residential and commercial projects. Grant, a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama’s apparel design program, began his career as an outerwear designer for Lafayette 148 in New York. He quickly realized he had a passion for the design/build process and began doing work as a contract showroom designer and prop maker in the fashion industry for brands such as Tiffany & Co., Levi Strauss, and Nautica. In his pursuit to master his unique craft, he relocated to San Francisco where he worked for Trickey Studio. It was there that he began learning the art and industry of manufacturing custom upholstery and soft furnishings. Grant’s aptitude for the industry grew and he honed his skills, not only as a craftsman, but also as a true entrepreneur. The evolution of Grant’s profession led him back to his southern roots where in five short years he has grown Design Industry into a regionally recognized workroom. His energy, devotion to learning, and commitment to superior workmanship have driven his success. Grant is known for his passion, attention to detail, and ever present sense of humor.