about us.

We are a friendly group of creative designers driven by a passion for product and furniture design, this fuels our desire to help others with the vision for their ideas.

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chris Melia.

designer & founder

Chris is an inventive designer with a passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation. With 25 years’ experience in a variety of product and manufacturing industries, he can confidently transform bold ideas into captivating and impactful experiences. Leading with creativity he delivers innovative designs and remarkable products. His notable designs are motivated by his enthusiasm for Scandinavian design, clean lines, and minimalism.

Born Inventive was launched during the 2020 lockdown, the name combines his success within the baby products sector and his lifelong passion for inventing – ‘Born Inventive.’

Chris is also an Associate Lecturer at Staffordshire University teaching on the Product, Furniture, Ceramics BA (Hons) course.  He finds it very rewarding and enjoyable to share his passion and design knowledge with talented future designers – it’s great to give something back.

Talk to Chris: hello@borninventive.com

Dan Lewis.

featured designer

Dan has years of industry experience developing products for some of the UK’s largest retailers and has travelled extensively across Europe and the Far East to work with the manufacturers. Dan is focused on Emotional Design, primarily considering furniture. Emotional Design considers how people connect to products because of the way they look, what they do, and what they mean to us. Understanding this in detail allows us as designers to create products that will connect with consumers on a deeper level, also extending the products life.

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