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British Raw Style

Brand Story

We create original designs that people love to use and are proud to own.


We aspire to make everyday products better through superior design. We want our best-in-class products to enhance people’s lives, and we endeavor to create objects of enduring value and practicality that age beautifully.


The DNA of our brand is centred on the celebration of design, and we strive to be original, passionate, rigorous, and courageous.


As well as brilliant design, we are passionate about sustainability and doing our part to protect the environment. Our range of lunch boxes and Eau Good water bottles help reduce plastic waste, look great, and have practicality at their heart. 




Dan Black and Martin Blum met while studying industrial design at Northumbria University. In 1998, not long after graduating, they formed Black+Blum. Although the company started as a consultancy, Dan and Martin soon realised that their passion lay in developing and selling their own designs. 


Black+Blum launched their first range of lighting in 2000, the range grew quickly, and they entered the homeware market in 2002 with the launch of the iconic James the Doorman.


Other award-winning designs followed, including the Propello fan, Loop candelabra, and Box Appetit lunch box. The designs were adventurous, yet underpinned with functionality, which was key to their success. 


Whenever we design a product, our benchmark is that it should be worthy of winning a design award. To date, we’ve won over 25 international awards and many of our designs are in the permanent collections of renowned museums around the world.

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