Art Deco Hall Stand

Art Deco Hall Stand showing superior metal working skills. The piece has its original mirror plate and a fossilised marble table piece. There are 8 coat hooks, 2 hat/box shelves and 2 umbrella/stick stand. French, c1920.


The Art Deco movement had the desire to be modern, influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism,  in reaction to the Art Nouveau which was inspired by the organic vegetal world.

Art Deco was a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes held in Paris in 1925. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.



Rare Emesay Medical Cabinet


Original Emesay Medical Cabinet by Emesay - the Medical Supply Association Ltd - formerly of Grays Inn Road London WC1X.  This piece has been polished on the outside and retains it's original painted interior. It stands on nickeled brass feet and the original handle and locking mechanism is also present as are the internal shelf brackets and supports.This is a rare piece of an impressive size. British, c1900.






Weaving workshop - Sunday 23rd September

Floor Mat made of coconut fibre by Felicity Truscott


Make a Floor Mat - Weaving Workshop by Artist and Designer Maker  Felicity Truscott.

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 1 to 5pm at Elemental's London Fields Studio.

Learn about basketry craft and coir matting techniques to create your own Floor Mat using Coir and Jute.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. Explore and experiment vegetal materials, learn traditional skills to make a beautiful and useful one-of-a-kind object for your home. Be inspired by Nature...

While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the creative power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designer, focusing on handmade, natural and sustainable pieces.

Cost: £80 inc. materials and tools, snacks and refreshments

Information and booking: www.felicitytruscott.com 

felicitytruscott@gmail.com

Location: Elemental Studio, Sheep Lane, E8 London Fields.

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THE DESIGNER MAKER

Truscott studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She uses 'drawing as a process to explore movement, time and physicality. The majority of her work originates from the landscape and is influenced by repetition, relationship and traces of use'. For the last two years, she has been exploring and mastering basketry skills which are a logical progression to her artistic approach.
This September, during the London Design Festival, Elemental’s flagship Shoreditch store will sell an exclusive selection of Truscott’s handmade woven pieces along other selected designer makers. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, natural and handcrafted products. 


'My practice explores relationships between the seen and unseen, recording linear, layered or interwoven traces in site specific contexts. I play with the idea that a line can be a physical object and also a train of thought. I make sculptural forms and functional vessels using basketry skills and materials which have provenance to a particular area or history. I like to use stake and strand weaving and wrapping techniques which have been employed by humans ever since we have existed, fastening and interlocking lines which have structural integrity through their own dependency and the human relationship of designer, user, maker and artisan'.


All photos, Copyright Felicity Truscott.

Weaving Workshop - Saturday 22nd September



Make a Willow Platter - Weaving Workshop by Artist and Designer Maker Felicity Truscott.

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 1 to 5pm at Elemental's London Fields Studio.

Learn about basketry craft and weaving techniques to create your own platter made of willow rods.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. Explore and experiment vegetal materials, learn traditional skills to make a beautiful and useful one-of-a-kind object for your home. Be inspired by Nature...

While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the creative power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designer, focusing on handmade, natural and sustainable pieces.

Cost: £80 inc. materials and tools, snacks and refreshments

Information and booking: www.felicitytruscott.com

felicitytruscott@gmail.com

Location: Elemental Studio, Sheep Lane, E8 London Fields.

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THE DESIGNER MAKER

Truscott studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She uses 'drawing as a process to explore movement, time and physicality. The majority of her work originates from the landscape and is influenced by repetition, relationship and traces of use'. For the last two years, she has been exploring and mastering basketry skills which are a logical progression to her artistic approach.
This September, during the London Design Festival, Elemental’s flagship Shoreditch store will sell an exclusive selection of Truscott’s handmade woven pieces along other selected designer makers. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, natural and handcrafted products. 


Felicity Truscott
'My practice explores relationships between the seen and unseen, recording linear, layered or interwoven traces in site specific contexts. I play with the idea that a line can be a physical object and also a train of thought. I make sculptural forms and functional vessels using basketry skills and materials which have provenance to a particular area or history. I like to use stake and strand weaving and wrapping techniques which have been employed by humans ever since we have existed, fastening and interlocking lines which have structural integrity through their own dependency and the human relationship of designer, user, maker and artisan'.




Make your  own platter!
All photos, Copyright Felicity Truscott.


Weaving with nature by Felicity Truscott

Artwork by Felicity Truscott
The artist / designer maker, Felicity Truscott will be exhibiting and selling her work exclusively at Elemental's Shoreditch Store during the London Design Festival in September 2018.

She will  also run two workshops on 22/09 and 23/09/18 at Elemental's London Fields Studio, during which you can learn about weaving techniques and make your own platter and/or also create a unique floor mat.

Truscott studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She uses 'drawing as a process to explore movement, time and physicality. The majority of her work originates from the landscape and is influenced by repetition, relationship and traces of use'. For the last two years, she has been exploring and mastering basketry skills which are a logical progression to her artistic approach.



'My practice explores relationships between the seen and unseen, recording linear, layered or interwoven traces in site specific contexts.
I play with the idea that a line can be a physical object and also a train of thought.I make sculptural forms and functional vessels using basketry skills and materials which have provenance to a particular area or history.
I like to use stake and strand weaving and wrapping techniques which have been employed by humans ever since we have existed, fastening and interlocking lines which have structural integrity through their own dependency and the human relationship of designer, user, maker and artisan'.








 For more info about the workshops contact: www.felicitytruscott.com

felicitytruscott@gmail.com

All photos, Copyright Felicity Trustcott.


 

Zero Waste Workshop - Sunday 23rd September


Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse handpicked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Dress. Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to create an original, one-of-kind piece of clothing.

While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designers, focusing on a more ethical and sustainable fashion system.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. You will learn some basic sewing skills including pattern cutting, using the sewing machine, selected fabric manipulation techniques such as patchwork and smocking, creative upcycling...

Cost: £150 inc. materials, snacks and refreshments
Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

Information and booking: contact@laurenceteillet.com

BOOK ONLINE: www.laurenceteillet.com/shop

Location: Elemental Studio, Sheep Lane, E8 London Fields.
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THE DESIGNERS

Aurore and Laurence met several years ago in Paris when working on the Artisanal Collection at Maison Martin Margiela. Since then, they have taught together at a number of masterclasses and workshops in Fashion and Textile institutions in the USA, France and Canada. This September, during the London Design Festival, Elemental’s flagship Shoreditch store will sell an exclusive selection of Thibout’s sustainable clothing along other selected designer makers. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, handmade and upcycled products.

From left, Laurence Teillet and Aurore Thibout teaching at the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op in Toronto, June 2017.

Aurore Thibout is a textile and fashion designer and visual artist living in Paris. In her work, she captures the passage of time and explores the concept of memory through creating limited editions and unique pieces. Melding tradition and innovation, her creative process begins with selecting materials and involves recycling antique fabrics and using natural dyes. Thibout travels all over the world to teach workshops and materclasses, recently completing projects in Taiwan and Japan.
Her collection ‘Colour of Time’ reflects cultural heritage from past centuries through to the present day. A selection of her latest pieces will be for sale on exclusively at Elemental during the London Design Festival.

www.aurorethibout.com

Laurence Teillet is a multi disciplinary designer focused on sustainable textiles and fashion. Designing with a conscience: being aware of her impact in today’s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, to refine and redevelop new types of fabrics and possibilities for clothing. After working for many years in the fashion industry in Paris and London, she is currently the Artistic Director at Elemental. She is leading experimental masterclasses and workshops to transmit her experience, to share her creativity and to highlight the importance of sustainable design in Fashion and Textiles.



Zero Waste Workshop - Saturday 22nd September


Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse hand-picked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Bag. Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to make an original, one-of-a-kind piece.
While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designers, focusing on a more ethical and sustainable fashion system.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. You will learn some basic sewing skills including pattern cutting, using the sewing machine, selected fabric manipulation techniques such as patchwork and smocking, creative upcycling...

Cost: £90 inc. materials, snacks and refreshments.
Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

INFORMATION: contact@laurenceteillet.com

BOOK ONLINE: www.laurenceteillet.com/shop

Location: Elemental Studio, London Fields E8

............................................


THE DESIGNERS

Aurore and Laurence met several years ago in Paris when working on the Artisanal Collection at Maison Martin Margiela. Since then, they have taught together at a number of masterclasses and workshops in Fashion and Textile institutions in the USA, France and Canada. This September, during the London Design Festival, Elemental’s flagship Shoreditch store will sell an exclusive selection of Thibout’s sustainable clothing along other selected designer makers. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, handmade and upcycled products.

From left, Laurence Teillet and Aurore Thibout teaching at the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op in Toronto, June 2017.



Aurore Thibout is a textile and fashion designer and visual artist living in Paris. In her work, she captures the passage of time and explores the concept of memory through creating limited editions and unique pieces. Melding tradition and innovation, her creative process begins with selecting materials and involves recycling antique fabrics and using natural dyes. Thibout travels all over the world to teach workshops and materclasses, recently completing projects in Taiwan and Japan.
Her collection ‘Colour of Time’ reflects cultural heritage from past centuries through to the present day. A selection of her latest pieces will be for sale on exclusively at Elemental during the London Design Festival.

www.aurorethibout.com

Laurence Teillet is a multi disciplinary designer focused on sustainable textiles and fashion. Designing with a conscience: being aware of her impact in today’s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, to refine and redevelop new types of fabrics and possibilities for clothing. After working for many years in the fashion industry in Paris and London, she is currently the Artistic Director at Elemental. She is leading experimental masterclasses and workshops to transmit her experience, to share her creativity and to highlight the importance of sustainable design in Fashion and Textiles.

INFORMATION: contact@laurenceteillet.com

BOOK ONLINE: www.laurenceteillet.com/shop


Celebration of Making this September at Elemental


For the London Design Festival week, from 15 to 23 September there will be an exhibition / special sale of new work in store from a selection of our designer makers as well as creative workshops, sculptural basket weaving demo and reworked vintage textiles for clothing and accessories...


Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse hand-picked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Bag. Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to make an original, one-of-a-kind piece. 
While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designers, focusing on a more ethical and sustainable fashion system.

Skills: No prior experience necessary. You will learn some basic sewing skills including pattern cutting, using the sewing machine, selected fabric manipulation techniques such as patchwork and smocking, creative upcycling...

Cost: £90 inc. materials, snacks and refreshments.
Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.

Location: Elemental Studio, London Fields E8

............................................


THE DESIGNERS
Aurore and Laurence met several years ago in Paris when working on the Artisanal Collection at Maison Martin Margiela. Since then, they have taught together at a number of masterclasses and workshops in Fashion and Textile institutions in the USA, France and Canada. This September, during the London Design Festival, Elemental’s flagship Shoreditch store will sell an exclusive selection of Thibout’s sustainable clothing along other selected designer makers. These two workshops are a great creative and learning opportunity for anyone interested in conscious, handmade and upcycled products.


From left, Laurence Teillet and Aurore Thibout teaching at the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op in Toronto.


Aurore Thibout is a textile and fashion designer and visual artist living in Paris. In her work, she captures the passage of time and explores the concept of memory through creating limited editions and unique pieces. Melding tradition and innovation, her creative process begins with selecting materials and involves recycling antique fabrics and using natural dyes. Thibout travels all over the world to teach workshops and materclasses, recently completing projects in Taiwan and Japan.
Her collection ‘Colour of Time’ reflects cultural heritage from past centuries through to the present day. A selection of her latest pieces will be for sale on exclusively at Elemental during the London Design Festival.



Laurence Teillet is a multi disciplinary designer focused on sustainable textiles and fashion. Designing with a conscience: being aware of her impact in today’s society by re-using waste materials to experiment, to refine and redevelop new types of fabrics and possibilities for clothing. After working for many years in the fashion industry in Paris and London, she is currently the Artistic Director at Elemental. She is leading experimental masterclasses and workshops to transmit her experience, to share her creativity and to highlight the importance of sustainable design in Fashion and Textiles.


Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse handpicked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Dress. Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to create an original, one-of-kind piece of clothing.  

While taking the time for yourself to enjoy the power of making, you will also be able to discover the work of the lead designers, focusing on a more ethical and sustainable fashion system. 

Skills: No prior experience necessary. You will learn some basic sewing skills including pattern cutting, using the sewing machine, selected fabric manipulation techniques such as patchwork and smocking, creative upcycling...

Cost: £150 inc. materials, snacks and refreshments
Feel free to bring your own sewing machine.




BOOKING :www.laurenceteillet.com/shop

Location: Elemental Studio, Sheep Lane, E8 London Fields.
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Discover more and follow the creative trail with the Shoredicth Design Triangle!

Upcycle a Bicycle


New in stock and just in time for the 105th Tour de France, we have this unusual pair of folk art panels .They are constructed with some humour from an assorted range of discarded metal household and workshop objects - the centrepieces being bicycle parts. They are extremely detailed with pleasing textures of metal and brass.


Also pictured : Rattan Lounge Chair 

We think these are a great example of British folk art and hope they inspire you to upcycle your old bicycle too! 





                                             



More information and additional images can be found on our website along with  our full selection of curiosities, lighting and antiques.


Spotlight on: Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller

As well as our huge selection of original found and restored antiques, we also stock the work of several fantastic designer makers. 

Image: Time Out

London based design duo Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller have a wealth of experience between them, including inventing, electronics design, video directing, stop frame animating and engineering. They have been involved in many ambitious projects, most notably building the world’s first cardboard houseboat from waste cardboard in 2016. 

Their ongoing project, Aircraft Workshop sees the pair constructing a range of products including bird boxes, benches and sleep masks from upcycled parts of decommissioned Airbus'. They have been featured on TV shows such as Channel 4’s ‘Super Salvage’ (2014) and the US show 'Trashformers.' 


A selection of Bird Boxes, made from the air conditioning and fuel pipes from an Airbus 320. Available now on our website.

Also in stock is this Trunk Bench. It is the perfect seating height and can also be used for stowage/storage. A definite aircraft feel to this. Built from the cabin storage lid and accessories from an Airbus A320 along with birch-ply and recycled valchromat composite wood.








For more information and to keep up with upcoming projects be sure to check out their web pages -

Website:   aircraftworkshop.co.uk
Instagram:@harrydwyerisok (Harry Dwyer)

Reclaimed, Re-imagined Type Trays



New in stock we have these striking reclaimed printer’s type trays. Re-imagined and re-fitted with colourful perspex off-cuts by JET. They can be hung individually or as part of a group and are available in a range of colours and configurations.



The trays would have originally been used to house individual letters and punctuation to be printed on the letterpress, in an array of fonts and sizes. Each tray we have has a rich history of use and it's a great way to preserve and celebrate something so reliable and beautiful. 


You can see some print trays in action in the video below and get a feel of how ours were used in their previous lives!
                                     

National Painters Banner



In 1856 the Manchester Alliance of Operative House Painters was founded, grouping together a variety of Manchester’s local unions. The union underwent various identities throughout the decades, merging with others until it finally became, the National Amalgamated Society of Operative House and Ship Painters and Decorators (NASOHASPAD). 




Our banner represents the Ipswich branch dating from the 1920’s, just before the union shortened its name simply to, the National Society of Painters. It still hangs on its original oak pole and the colour and detail of the painting have been beautifully preserved.


See our curiosities section for more unique wall hangings and charts.
 
 NASOHASPAD Hartlepool branch banner in the Gray Museum





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