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

Selected Designers at Elemental Store

Kimono by Aurore Thibout, Bags by Sebastien Cordoleani, Lamps by Tania Tyer.
Happy New Year 2018!

Our Xmas pop up went really well, showcasing some of our favorite designer makers, some locals and some of our french friends who came especially to present their new collection at Elemental. We always stock a selection of designer and artisan pieces exclusively for sale in our shop, handmade limited editions and one off practical timeless objects, to furnish and embellish your home.

We hope to see you soon again in our shop in Shoreditch, 

Elemental team

Seamless Leather Bags by Sebastien Cordoleani, Archipel Paris.

Colour of Time, Collection of naturally dyed and printed clothing by Aurore Thibout.
Indigo lace and silk tops by Aurore Thibout
Bag by Sebastien Cordoleani Archipel Paris, Mouth blown Glassware by Laurence Brabant et Alain Villechange.

Handmade Tactile Ceramics by Ikuko Iwamoto, Indigo Silk Dress by Aurore Thibout.


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