Refurbishment Project

Not something that we do on a regular basis - but an interesting project to refit a new build studio and gallery space in London's trendy Shoreditch. We sourced and meticulously fitted (well done Martin for your persistance) 100 square metres of reclaimed strip maple gym flooring to give a pleasingly 'authentic' look.

We left lots of exposed block and concrete to help with the industrial look albeit cleaned and sealed. It provides a neat contrast with the clean white lines of the plastered surfaces. We had metal concertina grills fitted at the windows for a secure finish to the look.

The ceiling was relatively low so it was left exposed and fitted with galvanised conduit. We complemented the reclaimed floor and the bare ceiling with 20 of our salvaged fisherman lamps with grey enamel shades. We removed the cages to avoid any chances of  'head-knock' for tall people. Instead of using chain sets they were mounted on threaded metal tube and fixed to the exposed metal conduit with matching galvanised boxes (thankyou Pat for your resourcefulness).

New Arrivals

Amongst our latest batch of new arrivals here are some of our current favourites - while stocks last!

We have a great run of these refurbished factory pendants. They have a thick glass lens and mirror polished accessories. The shades have been re-enamelled in deep grey. They would look stunning in a modern interior.

We also have a good run of salvaged school hall coat hooks. These have been cleaned up and remounted on the original wooden boards. We have cut them down into more manageable lengths although they can still be used in pairs to make longer runs if neccessary.

This is a very rare and unusual antique surgeon's cabinet. Made at the turn of the last century by Arnold & Sons of Wigmore Street. What makes it extra special is that it still has all of the original accessories with it - even the towel rail. We have mirror polished it so that now it stands out even more!

We also have some great runs of tubular steel chairs coming through at the moment. The bright and colourful collection shown below are some of the slightly more unusual. Together they would make a great set for a restaurant that wanted something vintage but a little bit different than the rest of the crowd. We have one set of 6 in yellow, 20 of the blue and 20 of the 2-tone bamco chairs.There is also a single red one!


Elemental friend and collaborator Rupert Blanchard (that's him in the picture) was recently featured in the Independent newspaper - 'combining high design with street-level scavenging'.

We were pleased to see that some of the pieces that we have sold over the last 12 months were featured in the article.

"An upcycled piece is a stand-out piece of art." We have several pieces currently available for purchase. You can see them online or visit us at our Spitalfields store for a closer look...these are just a few of our favourites.

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