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Design London / Magazine London

Design London/ Magazine London

Design London collage

What a fantastic week we had at Design London exhibiting our work with The House of Upcycling! The exhibition at Magazine London (Greenwich) was the headline event of the London Design Festival and featured leading designers and brands from across the globe.

The response was overwhelmingly positive with interior designers, journalists and members of the public all impressed with the creativity and craftsmanship of our pieces and those of our fellow House of Upcycling members. 

Carrie took part in a demonstration of her gilding techniques live on stage with Chris Billinghurst of The House of Upcycling as part of the Design Discussions programme spreading awareness of the benefits of professional upcycling.

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WOW! House / Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

WOW! House/ Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

I had the pleasure of visiting the WOW! House exhibition at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour yesterday. What a treat for the senses! A series of stunning rooms designed by various world class interior designers and accompanied by a beautiful soundscape and complimentary scents for each room! It was a delight to explore the spaces – my favourites were the bold and beautiful main bedroom by Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48 and the Colefax and Fowler drawing room with its gorgeous moss green velvet walls! It was also very interesting to see a number of upcycled pieces in the roomsets – a chandelier made from plastic bottles in the entrance foyer by Shalini Misra and a fabulous handpainted Bloomsbury group style armoir and ladder lamp both in the Kit Kemp day room. Also plenty of vintage and painted furniture pieces.

The show runs until the 1st July, I highly recommend a visit!

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Upcycle a Table Workshop with Carrie Webb

Upcycle a Table Workshop

Saturday 18 June 2022 10am – 3pm

at Margate Design Collective

Learn to upcycle like a pro! 

Carrie Webb, Designer-Maker at Webb & Gray, will be delivering a course in upcycling this Summer. You will be able to draw on her years of experience in interior design and furniture upcycling as part of this course.

This one day course will teach you the preparation, painting and découpage techniques required to create your own unique side table to take home. Choose from a selection of paint colours and beautiful wallpapers to create your bespoke piece. The course is suitable for beginners and all materials – including a table – are included.

You will learn: 

How to source furniture for upcycling and what to look out for.

How to choose your materials – what paints, papers and topcoats to use.

How to prepare your piece for painting.

How to paint with a smooth modern finish.

How to apply wallpaper to furniture.

How to finish your piece.

The course will run on the 18th June 2022 from 10am and finish around 3pm with a break for lunch. Lunch will not be provided but there are great cafes to choose from along Northdown Road. Margate Design Collective are based at 151 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, England, GB, CT9 2QN. Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on! 

Book your place now by visiting Margate Design Collective

Spaces are limited so be sure to book early to avoid missing out.