Posts Tagged ‘reclaimed’

Round driftwood and glass coffee table

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Handmade reclaimed drift wood furniture

Driftwood table

Furniture and home accessories made from driftwood have a unique appeal, not least as every item is individually created and no two are the same.

This round coffee table is made from reclaimed pieces of driftwood that are layered together to create the mushroom-like shape. To ensure the piece is fully usable as a table, a glass top is added (we guess this will also help preserve the wood too and prevent the top from becoming damaged).

As well as being a useful table, the driftwood creation is also a piece of art in its own right and provides a decorative centrepiece for a room.

The round driftwood coffee table costs £279 and can be purchased from Aflair.

If the round version isn’t quite to your taste or size requirements, then they also do a large rectangular driftwood coffee table and a driftwood drum side table.

Contemporary design tube chair made from reclaimed materials

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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If you love unique, handmade furniture and appreciate pieces that are made from reclaimed materials, then this contemporary tube chair may well appeal.

The tube chair is designed and created by Osian Batyka-Williams, the same designer behind the novel cutlery chair that we featured previously, and is handmade from reclaimed materials.

The majority of the chair is constructed from reclaimed stainless steel tubes, which are sourced from reclamation yards within five miles of the makers studio. The wooden inserts, that are used to fill the inside of the tubes, are also all sourced from reclaimed materials and the wood element of these varies from chair to chair, depending on what type of wood is available at the time of making.

The metal and wood tube chair is available to purchase from Osian’s store on Bouf.

Unique modern chair made entirely from reclaimed cutlery

Monday, February 14th, 2011
Unusual wacky weirdd chair handmade from cutlery

A chair made from cutlery!

Could this be one of the strangest materials used to create a chair? This modern metal chair has been handcrafted using a selection of reclaimed cutlery – knives, forks, spoons, they’re all in there somewhere!

The unusual cutlery chair has been made by British designer Osian Batyka-Williams, who is renowned for creating unique pieces of furniture and homeware from reclaimed materials.

The chair is fully functional and can be used as a piece of seating for your home if you wish (it is suitable for weights of up to 16 stone), or simply as a decorative talking point. In order to ensure you won’t accidentally get stabbed by a knife or fork as you sit down, all the cutlery used to create the chair has been welded together and bent so that no sharp bits are left exposed.

For the first of his cutlery chairs, Osian collected 250 pieces of old cutlery from charity shops and initially experimented with wrapping cutlery around a wooden chair frame. But that plan didn’t work too well, so instead he created a chair entirely from cutlery which is carefully welded together.

It’s an amazing use of old kitchen and dining implements – who knew cutlery could be so functional?

Osian’s cutlery chairs are available to purchase from his shop on Bouf - each one is made to order and entirely unique.

Recycled table by Jamie Ward Furniture

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Funky recycled table

Funky recycled table

If you’re a fan of truly unique furniture and also love recycled items, then this fab table from Jamie Ward Furniture may well appeal.

The unusual table is produced using various elements of old reclaimed wood, which effectively mixes different types of old furniture styles, to create a new design piece.

There is only one of the table pictured available – each one is different – but it’s ready to buy from Jamie Ward Furniture. Other table and chair designs are available too.

Reclaimed comic decoupage chairs

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010


Bring your favourite comic heroes into your home, in the form of these unusual comic decoupage chairs.

Handmade from reclaimed vintage 1950s chairs, the chairs have been re-designed and given a completely new look, with the help of comic decoupage.

If you’ve got a favourite comic, then you can pick which one you’d like adorning the chair – the blue one above, for example, features Superman. You also get to choose the colour of the seat pad.

If comics aren’t your cup of tea, there’s also the option to have a chair covered in the pages of a favourite magazine, map or even a newspaper.

These unique chairs are created by Bombus and are available to order through Not On The High Street.

Sampson light by James Plumb

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Limited edition Sampson light

Limited edition Sampson light

Isn’t this a fab light?

This wonderful Sampson light is made from reclaimed materials and is a limited edition of only 25.

The handmade light features wheels from old toys and trolleys and a pub sign light as the head.

If you could give Sampson a new home, then he’s available at Liberty for £705.

It’s a bit of a price, but it’s a very unique light that you’re sure to love and enjoy.

Unusual lighting from Skinflint Design

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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If you’re looking for lighting that’s a bit different and out of the ordinary, then you need to check out Skinflint Design.

The company specialises in dealing in reclaimed and salvaged lighting from the 20th century, particularly industrial fixtures. They have some really unsual finds – the kind of lights you won’t easily find anywhere else – and they’re perfect if you want some unusual features or eye-catching lighting.

The bulkhead lights (pictured above on the left) were reclaimed from the isolation cells at a Victorian lunatic asylun in Surrey. There are 16 of them available, with heavy steel bases, and they’re £190 each. It’s a lot to pay for a light, but you’re also purchasing a piece of history too, and we bet they’ll be a talking point at dinner parties.

The enamel green light  in the middle dates from the 1930s and was salvaged from a factory. It’s made of a heavy green and white enamel and there’s one available for £50.

And finally, we love this gorgeous conical shaped white glass pendant light. Again, there’s only one available and it’s priced at £65.

Skinflint Design have plenty of other weird and wonderful lights available – check out their website to find out more!

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