This all-new area of the show at Grand Designs Live London focused on the art of upcycling. Skilled upcycling designers gave visitors an insight into their craft through live demonstrations, as well as showcasing artisan pieces, not yet on the high street, which were available for purchase.
Marcie K, upcycler extraordinaire, writes a monthly feature for Reclaim magazine and trades out of Bristol. Her days are spent rescuing unloved items and turning them in to unique, jawdropping pieces. Imagine a collaboration between Alice in Wonderland and Jumanji and you will go some way to understanding her style.
Creating and restoring furniture that is not only practical, comfortable and luxurious but also beautiful and contemporary, I like to think that my bespoke furniture is made with an artist’s eye for shape and colour, while created to traditional craftsman’s standards to withstand the rigors of time and regular use.
Zoe is a businesswoman, upcycler, designer, and presenter of the Cbeebies show, Junk Rescue. Her brand Muck n Brass specialises in sustainably reusing household items and furniture by upcycling them without compromising on design and style. She is on a mission to spread the word with her upcycling school.
I just love old stuff as I evokes a feeling of year go by. And it is my mission to save this objects from being lost and to bring them back in to the home so future generation and enjoy and treasure them for years to come. Someone once said we don’t own objects and are just keepers and when it’s the right time we should pass it on.
Founder of Touchwood Vintage Designs, Lynda Robinson has been upcycling for three years. Inspired by how rewarding it was to breathe new life into second-hand furniture, Lynda was hooked after transforming an old chest of draws with chalk paint and wallpaper. Being an avid follower of fashion design, and retro vintage style, Lynda spends much time researching and buying wallpaper and prints to create her bespoke collection.