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The Reclaimers – The Rag and Bone Man

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 by

We meet four British designers who are recycling and reusing, helping us reduce our carbon footprint and raising the style stakes at the same time. From salvaged metals, reclaimed timber and vintage treasures come contemporary industrial creations and timeless quirky designs. These reappropriated pieces are part of an increasingly popular aesthetic and answer a common call for distinctly individual homeware and interiors.

All hail, the reclaimers.

This feature was taken from the launch issue of Warehouse Home.
To enjoy the publication in full click here

Twentieth Century "Totter" Paul Firbank

Twentieth Century “Totter” Paul Firbank
Image courtesy of theragandboneman.co.uk

Paul Firbank 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. He launched The Rag and Bone Man at Tent London 2011 and sold all of his pieces within three days. The rest is reclamation history. 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. Invest in a future heirloom from this twentieth century “totter” and you will not be disappointed.

The Love Seat, £2,995, The Rag and Bone Man

The Loveseat, The Rag and Bone Man

The Loveseat, The Rag and Bone Man
Image courtesy of theragandboneman.co.uk

Tractor seat stools, £490 each, The Rag and Bone Man

Tractor seat stools, The Rag and Bone Man

Tractor seat stools, The Rag and Bone Man
Image courtesy of theragandboneman.co.uk

Adjustable height desk lamp, made to order from £750, The Rag and Bone Man

Adjustable height desk lamp, The Rag and Bone Man

Adjustable height desk lamp, The Rag and Bone Man
Image courtesy of theragandboneman.co.uk

Leather rachet bar stool, £1,500, The Rag and Bone Man

Leather upcycled tractor seat rachet bar stool, £1,500, The Rag and Bone Man

Leather rachet bar stool, The Rag and Bone Man
Image courtesy of theragandboneman.co.uk

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