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The Rag and Bone Man Returns To Tent

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by

We’ve enjoyed following the upcycling journey of The Rag and Bone Man over the past few years. Creative British upcycling designer Paul Firbank launched The Rag and Bone Man at design show Tent London in 2011. His debut that year was so successful that he had sold all of his pieces within 3 days. The Rag and Bone Man will be returning to Tent London this September (24th – 27th) and we can’t wait to see what he brings with him.

Rag and Bone's Paul Firbank has a passion for repurposing and crafting bespoke furniture, lighting and accessories

The man behind The Rag and Bone Man, Paul Firbank
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Paul originally studied metalwork with the intention of customising bikes and motorcycles. But his passion for repurposing led him to branch out into crafting bespoke furniture, lighting and accessories. These characterful lamps have both been expertly crafted from vintage jacks. The original patina has been sealed and both pieces have been finished to a high shine.

Desk lights, prices start at £590, The Rag and Bone Man

Adjustable Head Lamps made from upcycled and repurposed materials from The Rag and Bone Man

One-off Adjustable Head Lamps from The Rag and Bone Man
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Paul reworks abandoned mechanisms, machinery and scrap into unique contemporary pieces, each with a strong industrial look and entirely new purpose. Every item is a one-off, individually tagged with a serial number and the date on which it was completed. We fell in love at first sight with this imaginative industrial take on an Ercol-style love seat.

The Loveseat, £2750, The Rag and Bone Man

One-off repurposed bespoke Loveseat by The Rag and Bone Man

The Rag and Bone Man’s one-off Loveseat
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You’ll be able to see Paul’s remarkable work for yourself at this year’s Tent London, on stand T1 in hall F17. The show takes place at the historic Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane.  And Warehouse Home are a proud Tent media partner – so look out for us when you visit!

Bar Stools, prices start at £550, The Rag and Bone Man

One-off bar stools by The Rag and Bone Man, using repurposed metal

The Rag and Bone Man create a variety of different, one-off, bar stool designs topped with metal tractor seats
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The Rag and Bone Man featured in Warehouse Home Issue 1, as part our ‘The Reclaimers’ feature, where we celebrated four British designers successfully championing recycling and reusing.

Warehouse Home's Launch Issue featured The Rag and Bone Man in The Reclaimers

The Reclaimers, as featured in the launch issue of Warehouse Home

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