Upland Oaks was born from the desire to collaborate with designers and artists who pay homage to the Scandinavian heritage of minimalism. To create designs where simplicity meets incredible craftsmanship, and to bring these works to market without charging the outrageous prices seen by most other design houses.
At Upland Oaks, we believe that beautiful design should be accessible for everyone - which is why we offer our products at prices that are significantly lower than those found in high-end retail stores or galleries.
Gavin Harms, owner
The Upland Oaks story began with founder, Gavin Harms' love of simplicity, interior design, and the remodeling of his own home. Frustrated that there wasn’t a space for elevated design at a reasonable price, he sought out creating the market he desired. Hence, with help from a few world-class designers, our first collection of mirrors was born, drawing inspiration from Nordic history & love for craftsmanship and materiality.
Founded in 2015 by visually-minded entrepreneur Gavin Harms, The Upland Oaks Story is about making your space unique to you without breaking the bank!
Today Gavin runs the business with his best friend, Eric Dahl, who juggles a myriad of operations as CEO.
Our Core Values
We collaborate with artists and designers that share our obsession with architecture, fashion and art. Each collection aims to be unique, while incorporating materials that age beautifully and have a neutral color palette that you don’t get tired of. We like to say we’re at the intersection between the old & new.
Nordic roots inspire our dedication to traditional techniques, material, and form. We believe that creative expression is best paired with a deft set of hands.
Upland Oaks was founded by two best friends and named after the neighborhood they both fell in love with while attending university together. Even today, we primarily collaborated with designers/artists we have a close personal connection with. This company is a collection of people striving to make human-centered design.