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Woven Image panels are made from 60 per cent recycled plastic bottles
Woven Image
(UK) The Collective Agency
phone: +44 (0)20 3633 3138

Woven Image is an Australian company that manufactures innovative surface coverings and textiles. One of its key products is its award-winning EchoPanel, a versatile eco-friendly acoustic material made from 60 per post consumer recycled plastic bottles and 40 per cent virgin PET, and which is 100 per cent recyclable

Available in different thicknesses (7,12 and 24mm) and lots of designs and colours, EchoPanel is a fun, modern material can be used in myriad ways in residential, office and contract interiors - as wall cladding, space dividers, decorative designs, desk dividers or indeed as artwork. It has the added bonus of being able to absorb sound, so in spaces that are noisy or echoey, it creates what's called acoustic comfort for people. 

EchoPanel demonstrates upcycling at its best because it's taking a waste material and creating a high quality new product from it. It comes in panel form, ready-made freestanding screens, ceiling suspended space dividers and in packs of peel-and-stick tiles - which are great fun to use. 

So if want to update your interiors and have acoustic benefit too, check out EchoPanel - available to order in the UK through The Collective Agency.

Chandelier made from old kitchen utensils by Madeleine Boulesteix
Madeleine Boulesteix
Madeleine is based in South London and South Devon
I’ve been making chandeliers using recycled materials for over 20 years. It started after finding 40 faceted glass drops in some rubbish. I wanted to make myself a chandelier that looked opulent but was made from humble objects. I found metal kitchen items for the structure at car boot sales and scrap yards. They seem nice jaunty objects with more potential so I liberate them from their domestic duties by incorporating them into my chandeliers. I love thrift and the challenge of re-using. 
Grey painted shabby chic linen cupboard
The Treasure Trove
Unit 4 Mine Pit Wood, Little Dernwood Farm, Dern Lane, Waldron, East Sussex TN21 0PN (* by appt only)
phone: 01323 488049
The Treasure Trove is an online shabby chic and vintage furniture store based in East Sussex. We source our furniture from all over the Sussex area and further afield, searching for time-worn or faded items that need The Treasure Trove’s restoring touch. All our furniture is lovingly hand- painted and transformed into unique statement pieces for your home.   
 
We stock many items including wardrobes, chest of drawers, dining sets, kitchen dressers, bookcases, dressing tables, sideboards  nd much more. Our furniture comes with FREE UK DELIVERY and pieces shipped by local courier directly to your door.   
For further information please do visit our website 
Sustainable Kitchens is based in Bristol and makes eco friendly wood kitchens
Sustainable Kitchens
Avondale Works, Woodland Way, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1JZ
phone: 0117 961 6471
Sustainable Kitchens specialises in building high quality, bespoke kitchens with minimal impact on the environment. We don't use MDF - we use traditional and sustainable materials, principally hardwoods such as PEFC-certified American white oak; while our clever low profile approach and simplicity in design allow us to keep our prices affordable without compromising on materials or build quality.
 
We offer a tailored design, build, installation and project management service and we recycle clients' existing kitchens via Freecycle.
 
Our kitchens are made to last for decades, however we do consider end of life issues and build our kitchens in a way that allows them to be easily disassembled and component parts recycled.
 
Tog Knives are a must for serious cooks
Tog Knives
Glenside, Oxleaze Lane, Dundry, Bristol, BS41 8LA
phone: +44 (0)117 276 0273

Tog knives are, according to many top chefs, the best money can buy. They're superbly sharp and durable and they make preparing food a joy. 

Designed by industrial designer Rob Beagley-Brown, a Tog knife is a hand-made, batch-produced artisan product. The blades are forged in Japan's Seki City - home of the Samurai sword - from a unique steel that contains three different metals. A high carbon core gives them their incredible edge. The beautiful handles are made for us in Sheffield using the Norwegian material Kebony maple (a durable and eco-friendly alternative to tropical hardwood); and the knives, which are intended to last for decades, come with a lifetime guarantee (*but don't put them in the dishwasher!).
 
Phil Howard, chef and co-owner of two Michelin-starred The Square restaurant in London's Mayfair says this about his Tog knife: 'I'm not a knife geek but I do love a truly great knife. My Tog is one such piece of crucial kit.'
 
 
 
Majeurs Chesterfield
Majeurs Chesterfield
Studio 13/15, Unit 10, Juno Enterprise Centre, London SE14 5RW
phone: 020 3730 7977

Majeurs Chesterfield specialises in the expert restoration, repair and reupholstery of antique and vintage Chesterfield furniture; and it also makes new leather or fabric-covered Chesterfield sofas and chairs, working with small furniture makers in the UK.

Founder Demi Owoseje trained as a leather restorer and upholsterer and she and her team are able to repair pieces that may look beyond repair to the untrained eye.

Majeurs Chesterfield pieces can be found at Clarence House and at 10 Downing Street and it's fast becoming the go-to company for anyone looking for a new or restored Chesterfield; it also offers second-hand pieces that haven't been restored for customers who like the shabby chic or well-worn look of a vintage leather Chesterfield. You can also hire a sofa, for example if you need one for a film set.

Driftwood mirror handmade by Wayne Willetts at Surf Mirrors
Surf Mirrors
Hawthorn Farm Buildings, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AB
phone: 07977 599526

Wayne Willetts is a Dorset-based designer-maker who specialises in beautiful driftwood mirrors and surfboard mirrors..which of course it's not advisable to try to surf on.

Wayne spends the winter gathering pieces of driftwood from beaches around Britain and transforms it into characterful mirrors and pieces of furniture and lighting for people who want their wood to look like wood and to have had minimal impact on the environment. Wayne's driftwood mirrors do evoke a sense of the sea and they work equally well in modern and traditional settings. Commission a unique piece for your sitting room, dining room or bedroom.

Clients can request whatever size of mirror they would like up to a width of 9ft.

Milam Mattress
Milam Mattress
phone: +44 (0)20 3488 4106

Milam Mattress offers superb quality organic latex and coir mattresses to people who want blissful eco-friendly sleep. Milam Mattress was set up by Katalin Korzekwa to bring the 'eco-luxe' mattress to the UK, where Brits are increasingly wanting to sleep on mattresses that aren't full of plastic foam and noxious fire retardant chemicals, and which will bio-degrade at the end of their life.

Milam mattresses are supremely comfortable and are handmade in the UK. Crucially they contain no synthetic PU foam or FR chemicals and you can expect your mattresses to last for a good 15-20 years. Milam's pricing point is considerably less than many established brands offering natural latex and coir mattresses, with singles at £889* and a kingsize at £1,399*. Buy online and get a 30-night trial. If you decide the mattress isn't for you, the company will come and collect it and you will be refunded.

Deco readers can enjoy a 10 per cent discount on their purchase price by using the code DECO10 at the Milam Mattress checkout

 
SofaSofa
SofaSofa
Viaduct Works, Crumlin, South Wales, NP11 3PL
phone: 01459 244226
SofaSofa offers an extensive range of timeless and stylish British-made leather and fabric sofas, sofabeds, armchairs and footstools. All our furniture comes with a five-year guarantee, 21-day returns and fast UK delivery.
 
Unlike much of the furniture sold in the UK today, SofaSofa refuses to supply cheap, imported furniture, rather we insist on manufacture in the UK, thereby ensuring the highest standard of quality control. By manufacturing in-house, we maintain a strict control over parts and workmanship and also minimise our environmental impact. 
 
We use non-tropical hardwood for our frames and we comply fully with all EU environmental legislation.
 
Bruissements Charnels 18
Joëlle Kem Lika
2 Rue Saint Sauveur, 75002, Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 7557 6117

Joëlle Kem LIka is an artist whose paintings are life-affirming, exuberant and full of vibrant colour.

At the heart of her work is a wish to celebrate and encourage us all to prize the natural world; indeed she says she draws her inspiration entirely from nature: 'I try to capture the strength of life in my works, such as the force of the sea, the vibrancy of life in the ocean, and the delight to be had from flowers, skies and sunsets.' 

She works in watercolour and acrylic paints and genres she specialises in include abstracts, impressionism and painting from the perspective of being in a situation - so as an artist she's imagining what it would be like to be in a wave or to be a ladybird inside a flower.

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