Reza Wood Designs is an award winning Scottish woodcraft and furniture business founded in 2014 and specialising in whisky barrel gifts, whisky accessories and whisky barrel furniture made from the staves of recycled Oak Scotch Whisky Barrels. It is run by husband and wife team, Ali Fakourpoor and Jenifer Martin.
All products are designed and made by Ali Fakourpoor, in his woodworking studio at the foot of the Campsie Fells just outside Glasgow in Scotland.
Ali is a furniture maker and wood turner with many years of experience of both production and teaching woodworking skills. Recent projects include designing whisky tasting trays for Clydeside Distillery and bespoke whisky barrel cabinets for private clients. In 2014 he helped to produce the Commonwealth Games Quaichs, Podiums and Medal trays with Paul Hodgkiss Designs and in 2015 was runner up in The Best Product Award at Scotland's Trade Fairs with his whisky barrel pen. In 2019 Reza Wood Designs was a finalist in the East Dunbartonshire Business Awards Eco-friendly category. Ali continues to create innovative products for clients around the world and throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Find out more about Ali and the creative process here.
Jenifer deals with the administrative side of the business, handling customer enquiries and orders, social media, organising events, strategic planning and exporting. In 2018 the business was chosen as the Scottish winner for Heathrow Airport's World of Opportunity Exporting programme. With a strong background in teaching, management and customer service, she enjoys the challenge of developing the business, promoting the products and delivering top notch customer service to our clients all over the world.
Read about the recent visit our MP and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson made to our woodworking studio.
Read what others are saying about us:
KDD and Co blog post
Jo Swinson MP visit
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
#12 days of exports