Golf club clothes hangers and tractor seat bar stools hit Queen’s Park
PUBLISHED: 17:10 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 19:37 09 September 2014
COPYRIGHT: Stuart York
The Queen’s Park Design District is one of six hubs across the city playing host to a wealth of exciting interior designers and furniture makers from 15-20 September as part of the London Design Festival 2014.
The Rag and Bone Man’s bespoke salvaged furniture may exist on a different plane to the scrap traders from which they take their name but their ‘nose to tail’ ethos, making use of various components from end of life machinery, is equally anti waste.
Sentiment is allowed however, and people are free to get items that have personal associations repurposed.
Lizzie Gossling, one of the directors of the company said: “Sometimes people will have a car that’s got a special meaning for them, for example, and they’ll have parts they want to make into a piece of furniture to continue the story.”
Based in a large studio in Margate, this is an excellent opportunity for Londoners to view the furniture company’s salvaged pieces in person and to catch them before they hit the big time – the company’s designs are about to be stocked in Liberty.
The Rag and Bone Man will be setting up a pop up shop on Lonsdale Road for the week exhibiting a selection of pieces that have been commissioned for a hotel in Sydney over the past few months.
Visitors will be able to study the brand’s adjustable height bar stools, made from vintage heavyweight industrial ratchets, salvaged lorry components and rare tractor seat tops, which are finished with leather by locally based Bill Amberg Studio.
While the event will be primarily an exhibition, they will be selling their golf club clothes hangers at the festival.
These are made from unwanted golf clubs as a quirkily ethical solution to the number of golf clubs that get abandoned each year. Alternatively, people can send their own clubs to get made into a personal set.
“Because we’re a small company we know all our clients at the moment,” says Gossling.
“On the whole, they’re creative people who are passionate about stories, sustainability and provenance. We stamp and archive each piece we make individually.”
Visit The Rag and Bone Man’s pop up shop at Christoph Behling Design, 57 Lonsdale Road from Monday
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