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Upcycling

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.

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.

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 
Green hero - Humblesticks eco-friendly upcycling
Humblesticks Ltd.
Ty Boda, Upper Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9EP
phone: +44(0)7742 203002

Humblesticks is an upcycling furniture and lighting studio based in rural South Wales, borne out of a passion for Mid Century design and the belief that the age of mass production has already produced enough.
 
We restore and reinvent overlooked furniture and objects to create fun, fresh design with a distinctly 21st Century aesthetic - and a large dollop of humour wherever possible!

Dusty Amethyst from Reborn Collection
Reborn Paints
14 Bushby Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 2BZ
phone: 01903 716183
The Reborn Collection of premium emulsion paint comes in 28 soft and gorgeous colours. Our paint is breathable and super eco, being handmade in the UK from minerals blended with unused paint diverted from landfill. 
 
Reborn Paint has been formulated to cover effortlessly all interior walls and ceilings, including dry plaster, woodchip, wallpapers and previous coats of paint. It's also ideal for upcycling wooden furniture - just remember to put a wax coat over the paint once it's dried.
 
Interior designers love it, and Kevin McCloud was so impressed he gave chose it as one of his Green Heroes, while it's also been voted Best Wallcovering by House Beautiful.
 
The Reborn Collection is made by Newlife Paints. Pictured above: Dusty Amethyst emulsion.
 
The Northern House
13 The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1RP
phone: 07876 573492
We sell beautiful vintage Swedish rugs. Sourced in rural Sweden, our rugs come in a variety of patterns and colourways and date from the 1920s to the 1970s. Woven on traditional floors looms, they're highly sought-after and are becoming increasingly rare.
 
Very much a part of Swedish cultural heritage, the rugs are a great example of upcycling because they were woven from the leftover fabric in a typical Swedish household.
 
The rugs we sell at The Northern House work brilliantly in both traditional and contemporary interiors. They were made for everyday use - and people would weave them for special occasions too - so despite their vintage status, they're hardwearing and soft underfoot. We're confident you'll love and admire them but remember these are rugs to be trodden on!
 
Please see our website for more photographs and information.