Re-imagined, Up-cycled Furniture and Lighting by selected British designer makers. Xmas Edit in store 14/12 to 17/12/17.
One off pieces by Rupert Blanchard. New Furniture, cabinets and tables re-composed with discarded drawers and waste materials.
‘Rupert Blanchard is a designer, maker and collector. He moved to London in 1999 to do a graphic design course at St. Martins and quickly discovered that the streets were paved “not with gold, but with rubbish”. Rupert Blanchard started salvaging finds and upcycling them into gorgeous, industrial-style furniture. His signature style is multi-drawer cabinets made from leftover pieces such as mismatched drawers, and old enamel advertising signs. Rupert Blanchard’s upcycled dressers, sideboards and cabinets are housed in reclaimed plywood, salvaged from construction sites.’ Extract from www.upcyclethat.com
Unique Curiosity lamps by Tanya Tier, created from lovingly restored vintage and antique curiosities which had previously been discarded because they were obsolete and redundant.
‘Like most artists I have been a collector of paraphernalia and oddities for many years. I am constantly acquiring fascinating wrecked objects, and I began to slowly restore and re-invent these little pieces of history in an attempt to give them a new lease of life. Coming from a medical background, I particularly love old scientific equipment. I feel that it’s important to pass on the legacy of the skilled craftsmen who originally created these pieces…I’m trying to achieve that by presenting them in a form that is functional, unique and desirable. I studied sculpture at Saint Martins and I love the challenge of re-constructing and re-purposing these increasingly rare old objects. I aim to create a captivating mixture of history, design, art and engineering…and hopefully I will give these lovely objects an extended life into the next century and beyond.’ Tanya Tier.
Lighting by Mark Beverton. Selection of restored and reinvented vintage industrial lamps.
Mark Beverton began making furniture from a very young age in his father’s workshop in Sussex. Sculptural furniture designer maker, artist, engineer, prop maker and master craftman, he creates beautiful and practical pieces. ‘Each item of furniture is hand built to the highest standard in the time honoured way, many hundred’s hours can go into a beautiful piece that is built to last, akin to a work of art, will improve with age’. ‘Like my father before me, I also have a great interest in sculpting, engineering and art which I incorporate into my furniture, attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship are very important characteristics of my work; in our throw away society it is a refreshing change to have a piece of furniture that can be cherished and handed on to future generations’. Mark Beverton.
Thursday 14/12 to Saturday 16/12 – 11am to 6pm. Sunday 17/12 – 11am to 5pm.
Elemental 130 Shoreditch High Street London E16JE