Otra Forma was born of a desire to create unique spaces using beautiful materials, combining them in new and original ways. We take conventional ideas and turn them upside down, observe them, play with them, until the initial idea takes ‘otraforma’, another form. Otra Forma is based in Christchurch, NZ specialising in commercial interior design and furniture design.
Otra Forma is a design studio that celebrates the creative process, in all its inspiration, elation and suffering, to produce playful and unique spaces that just make life better. Grant is an Industrial, Interior and Architectural designer, with over 15 years experience in both New Zealand and Australia. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Grant started his affinity with design in his early twenties with furniture manufacturing, honing his skills at the coalface. He later retrained in Architectural Design then dabbled in bar and restaurant design. In 2008 he crossed the ditch and spent seven years in Western Australia working on residential projects. With studies in Industrial Design under his belt; all that sunshine, surf and inflated economy became too much for him and his family, so he returned to his native Christchurch with renewed vision, loads of experience and a heightened aversion to temperatures below 19ºC.
Grant currently collaborates with several local Interior and Architectural Designers and continues nurturing his love for architecture and interior design through these partnerships. Grant’s Colombian wife and hyperactive Huntaway dog often complement his inspiration and design process, so watch out for the spice and the light-heartedness in the final product! We look forward to partnering with you in whatever design needs you may have, or just to have a good chat over a beer and some tasty South American nibbles.