Temper and Grit


Temper and Grit is a design-build shop offering design and fabrication services. From furniture to fixtures, Temper and Grit offers thoughtfully executed and well-made products for residential and commercial projects. Designers Nicholas Volpe and Nickalaus Gilson combine woodworking, metalworking, and blacksmithing to create innovative products with integrity.


Temper and Grit works closely with clients to develop and deliver products that respond to the functional and design needs of their individual projects. Nicholas and Nickalaus are experienced craftsman that innovate and anticipate the best creative methods for fabrication. They work closely with fellow craft businesses and artisans to source materials, like tile and wood, for their products.


Temper and Grit’s latest products, Tantrum and Angst tables and planter promote material transparency in manufacturing through the Declare Label, a product certification from the International Living Future Institute. This furniture collection debuted and was awarded Best in Show for Monmade’s Modern Meaning design exhibition.