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Shadow Box Diorama Nightlights

The Upcycled Man makes a lot of grown-up things. Grown-up tables and grown-up cabinets. Grown-up spice racks and grown-up mirror frames. It’s all very…grown up. It goes without saying that we love what we do. And our materials are overwhelmingly reclaimed and salvaged. It’s part of our ethos to be responsible. But sometimes things can…

Repurposed PepsiCo Crate Shelving Unit

I rummage. A lot. Skips, dumpster, broken furniture that’s been left on the street, warehouses, lofts, barns, sheds, workshops, cellars… But honestly, most of the time it’s not a fruitful endeavour. Rotten wood, broken guitars, broken chipboard furniture and lots and lots of half finished DIY projects. And on other occasions there’s good quality furniture…

Tropical Jungle Parker Knoll Armchair

What to do with a classic design for a contemporary marketplace? Do you play it safe or go wild? Complimentary or contrast? How about a little of both? Solution? A bright, vibrant tropical fabric with nods of classic 1920s indulgence. The high back chair lends itself as a canvas to display the intricacies of the…

Mid Century Sideboard by Beautility

This is simply brilliant craftsmanship from Beautility, a pioneering family business and a precursor to Ercol, G-Plan and Stag. This is a classic example of their ingenuity in incorporating both mid century and art deco design elements. The curvy nature is a consistent theme in Beautility furniture. The piece has been professionally restored with modern…

Gramophone Unit Upcycled into Drinks Cabinet

When we were contacted by a client asking if we could restore and invigorate a 1920s gramophone unit and upcycle it into a stylish drinks cabinet we really didn’t know what to expect. Firstly, the cabinet was a solid, well made piece. It was crafted with a mix of oak, pine, mahogany and rosewood. It…

Tattoo Style Roses Farmhouse Chair

The classic farmhouse chair is timeless. Strong, aesthetically pleasing and unlikely to cause offence. But it’s also a bit of a blank canvas waiting for energy and colour. So we took this classic piece of dining room furniture and gave it some edge. Floral designs aren’t resigned to your granny’s curtains. They can be modern…

Upcycled Old School Chairs

For everyone over a certain age these chairs are instantly recognisable. Very functional and easily stackable, these chairs were the popular choice of classrooms, church halls and community centres everywhere. But they were gradually replaced for cheap, bulky plastic chairs with no character and sweaty-back inducing properties! But those that survived the cull needed modernising.…

Alice in Wonderland Vintage Art Nightlight

There are very few things as timelessly imaginative and universally appealing as Alice in Wonderland. Even to those rarest of species, the uninitiated into the classic Lewis Carroll novel, everyone know an Alice reference. From the March Hare to the Mad Hatter it’s imagery has permeated the imagination of everyone. So what’s more comforting, reassuring…

Upcycled Neon Punk Street Art Chair

Why settle for the plain and mundane when you can have bright colours, vibrancy and pizazz? By airbrushing this pine chair in dazzling pinks and purples and literally splashing it with flecks of gold, we’ve made chair a real statement piece. No longer consigned to the kitchen table we’ve set this chair free to roam…

Reclaimed Wood Nightlight

Made from reclaimed timber and fitted with gently twinkling led lights, we love this piece. Invoking feelings of nature and the smell of pine trees, this is a lovely homage to Mother Nature herself.

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