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Bar balustrade

This weeks work. A Victa Horta inspired bar barrier for @bonnevilleE5. Victa Horta created an amazing house which is now a meuseum and a beautiful example of art nouveau. An absolute joy making this and Really enjoying the light engineering work.


Climpsons BBQ

Last year saw us turn a shipping container into a full scale commercial kitchen and create a canopy of logs and beams for the BBQ area, Last week saw us give a makeover to the facade of the BBQ area at Climpsons arch in London E8.

Here are some before and after pix.





Bonneville sign

This week saw us complete the sign for the Bonneville in E5.

The metalwork was inspired by Victor Horta, a star of the Belle Époque art nouveau scene of the early 1900s. From Belgium, Victor Horta’s style of architecture and design is a lovely example of this era and his house is now a museum showcasing this era of design in Brussels.

The wooden part of the sign is the same French oak we’ve used on the bar and tables, then the Cnc engraved Bonneville brand done by a local service, cncprojectltd





Bonneville ceiling


These lovely reclaimed ceiling panels were acquired from The Architechtural Forum. They were pulled out of the metropole cinema in London Victoria.
They weigh roughly 600kg each which provided us with the challenge of supporting them, in dependant of the existing ceiling joists.

So with our architect we developed a structure to support them, had an engineer check the drawing and issue calculations. The result is nothing short of satisfying.
Lastly we created the surrounding panels and had a specialist painter come in to weave some magic and create a rusted arch feel to it.

Lastly we had our electrician devise a lighting system to have them lit. The lighting we’ve used is 6 x 2.4m neon tubes per panel. So 12 in total.



The bar we’re building for Scofflaw ltd will be called ‘Bonneville’ where brothers Ruairi and Mark Gilles father originated from in Southern Belgium. Belgian beer will mostly be flowing and old school Belgian cuisine will be on the menu.

The bar is in the final stages of our renovation of an big space and a lot of high end reclaiming. Here are a few sneak pics of what so far has been a fun and challenging project….





Reclaimed Industrial lamps part 2

Over the last couple of years I’ve been experimenting with old lamp parts from vintage salvage remnants to ikea throw outs. Here are two resulting projects.

I found this lovely glass shade at the Well street common fair in May 2013, and like most finds like this, how I repurpose it may take a while to evolve, but this was a joy to finalise.

This lamp consists of a disc from a car brake, a piece of oak, a pair of bicycle handlebars and some interesting lamps fittings I found while passing someone’s house one day. This ended up being a well recieved wedding present.

Lucky Chip Wooden platters

Lucky chip opened its new kitchen ‘Licky Chop’ (which we built from a shipping container) last weekend at Climpsons coffee roastery.

We made wooden serving platters for the unusual BBQ fare they’re serving.

Licky Chop is barbecuing every Thursday – Sunday at Climpson & Sons Coffee Roastery, Arch 374 Helmsley Place E8, off London Fields.



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Climpsons Shipping Container

A few weeks ago we started a project  at Climpsons and Sons Coffee Roastery Arch in London fields area. We’re converting a shipping container into a kitchen takeout servery, for upcoming events at the arch for the coming summer months.

Lucky chip will take up residence in the kitchen with an interesting menu to look out for.

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Kiwi House 2012 opens in style

Here are some images of the Kiwi House I’ve been working on for several weekends. Kiwi House  2012 opened for business on Wednesday the 25th July with a Maori blessing and a welcome from Ngati Ranana. A maori culture group based in London. A big thanks to all the voluteers who gave their time, rolled their sleeves up and helped with the build.

The link link below is a News suppliment from TV3 NZ



Kiwi House volunteer workshops

This Summer in London, Lily and Piper are creating Kiwi House – in their words “a haven for friends, family and proud supporters of the New Zealand Olympic Team” located in Kings Cross. Visitors to Kiwi House will be able to enjoy a BBQ menu designed by one of NZ’s best known chefs, drink an especially imported Moa beer or watch Olympic action live on the big screen.

Lily & Piper approached re-fuze to interpret their draft designs for the outdoor space using reclaimed materials and an army of Kiwi volunteers to build it!

So over the last two days, on a disused basketball court in London, re-fuze has been leading the volunteers in sawing, nailing and screwing, to create tables, a BBQ canopy, planters and fencing – all ready for launch on 26th July 2012…