Hello, we are Adam & Johnny (and our four legged friend Benji), and we enjoy creating and upcycling vintage & retro items and furniture and giving them a new lease of life.
Giving Vintage Items a New Purpose
Vintage is a timeless beauty
There's just something about old vintage items from days gone - from the sophisticated elegant angles of a Bakelite telephone, to the leather clad vintage box cameras . Everything appears to have been a much higher quality compared to mass produced products of today.
When these aesthetically beautiful and high quality vintage items are no longer fit for use, often they will simply get thrown out, or end up sitting in a dusty old attic never to be seen for decades.
We take old worn out vintage items and give them a new purpose.
Design & Inspiration
Our projects are inspired by our love of all things vintage & retro -usually with an added modern twist. We draw inspiration from many design and genres throughout history including Steampunk, Art Deco, Retrofuturism, Pop Art, and many more.
We'll first come up with a design and sketch this down into a sketchbook (often several designs and then choose the best). Then with a lot of elbow grease and polish we'll set to work at removing decades of dirt and grime to try and bring the item back to it's former glory while keeping a lot of the vintage wear and patina which add to the character. Once cleaned, referring back to our sketch book we'll start working on the design - adding the electrical wiring, drivers, light fittings, and and decoration elements.
Many hours of work go into creating our work sometimes weeks and months. But once finished we can proudly display it, plug it in and stand back and admire the finished product before taking photos ready to be showcased on our website.
Buying upcycled and preloved is undoubtedly the most environmentally friendly way of acquiring new and unique possessions. And in a wold full of mass produced flat-pack furniture and home accessories, our upcycled and sustainable lighting & furniture can bring some much needed individuality to furnishing our homes.
Some of the other ways we can do our part for the environment are:
Use energy saving light bulbs in all our lighting
Choose eco-friendly paint for our furniture
Reduce packaging and use recyclable packaging where possible.
Minimise waste in other areas such as reusing left over parts in other projects, and reducing paper by using technology such as emailing customer invoices rather than printing.
For further information, feel free to visit our blog on sustainability.
A lot of care and attention goes into making every unique piece that we work on with many hours of craftsmanship and problem solving, upcycling by hand and re-purposing into stylish lamps. We use high quality light fittings that are in-keeping with the vintage style, and which also comply with all UK and EU legislation.
Our upcycled vintage items are not just lamps - they are pieces of art with a lot of time and effort put into creating every single piece, and will look great in any room.
Meet the Maker Interview
We're delighted to be featured in Meet the Maker on Folksy - the home of British craft.
Here we talk about our process and influences, and how it all started.
Click here to read the interview.