upcycling furniture

Long time no see…

Life has taken a few twists and turns over the past couple of months and I apologize for my absence from What Comes Around London.
What a difference a few months makes….it’s now winter! With the evenings drawing in, the fire roaring and a nice hot cuppa, it’s back to the drawing board!
In August I went to the lovely Denmark for a month on a bit of a furniture rekkie. I just love the simplicity and functionalism of Danish design.
Developed in mid-20th century and heavily Influenced by the German Bauhaus school, a lot of pieces have become iconic and are still in production and use today. Among my favorites are Hans Jørgen Wegners chairs and Poul Henningsens lamps.
The Danes definitely know how to organize a good flea Market and with three suitcases brimming with goodies from an old fisher price cash register (my favorite toy as a kid!) to a 1950’s heat lamp (all soon to be for sale at etsy…..) it was Homewood bound, Next time I will be bringing back a van load! Check out the pictures below of some of my finds.
On my return to London I was commissioned as an interior designer for a top Harley Street clinic (thanks Olivia and Richard!) turning the space from dated 80’s to chic 20th century!
I have been completely in my element sketching and sourcing!
Throughout my journey I have found some great little establishments and feel a couple of them deserve a shout out.
The old cinema, “London’s only department store devoted to selling antique, vintage, retro, industrial.” I was lucky enough to get my hands on a polished steel/glass display cabinet C1960 and an ebonised art deco desk. Also Pigeon vintage, which is, based on Brighton’s historic lanes, where Nick (who happened to go to the same college as me, small world!) sorted me out with a pair of rare 1960’s William Plunkett chairs.
I have a few finishing touches to do to the room and in my next post, will post pic’s of the finished product!
Until next time….

1950’s retro enamel heat lamp

1940’s enamel coffee pot

1950’s Small flying saucer heater

Art Deco etched glass wine gobblets

1950’s Danish serving dish

1970’s Fisher price cash register

1980’s Quartz wall clocks (got to love a bit of the 80’s!)

1940’s alarm clock

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2 responses

  1. Lou

    Never seen a Fisher Price toy looking so darn gorgeous … stunning pics, Lou x

    November 12, 2011 at 19:30

  2. I adore the clocks! Need. Want!

    November 12, 2011 at 20:14

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