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Our story began 2006 in Malmö, Sweden; a university town renowned for its vibrant art and design culture. Inspired by their surroundings the founders of Funktion Alley set out to support new up coming designers in their efforts to launch product portfolios in the UK and offer a collection of the best original design available.
In August 2007 we opened our UK design store at the Redbrick Mill complex near Leeds, the web shop followed in 2008. In addition to our retail operations we worked closely with several design producers operating as launch partner retailers or agents. Brands we have helped to launch in the UK include TrioBike, De Nord, String Furniture, Northern Lighting, SMD Design and Minus Tio.
Fast forward to 2013 and the owners of Funktion Alley decided to go their separate ways and the company was sold to the then retail manger Phil Craske. Soon after the new Website was launched and the Redbrick retail outlet moved to a new location within the mill to ground floor mezzanine.
Phil is a trained cabinet maker and has a BA Hons Furniture degree from Leeds college of Art and Design. The look of Funktion Alley has changed somewhat to reflect Phil’s love of traditional craftsmanship and classic design, however have never forgotten Funktion Alleys Scandinavian roots and our mission to support new designers
Original Design for Funksake...
At Funktion Alley we know how much effort goes into design and exacting production, we also believe that creativity deserves reward thats why we only sell licensed original design.