Rupert Blanchard is a Designer, Maker & Collector. He trawls the streets searching for discarded waste & undervalued materials to hoard and chop up creating new contemporary furniture. Repurposing his finds, lavishing attention on them, installing respect for waste whist retaining a story from there former life. Based in Margate, UK.
Each Multi Drawer Cabinet is unique, made with reclaimed plywood building site hoardings refinished to use for the main framework. Drawers, Doors, Signs, Fixtures & Fittings are collected from all over the UK, remaining at Rupert's workshop until the day they are called back into use becoming the keystone in a new furniture design.
An eclectic mix of Domestic, Industrial, Natural, Ancient & Modern elements are often combined in a single piece. Often made to share a story or preserve a moment in time, Rupert's hoarding is highly personal, selective and constantly edited with the sole purpose of bringing an overlooked unloved element back into use.