I got the opportunity to help out at Upcycled Hour Live design fair in Brighton! It was fantastic and right in the city centre!
The fair was held at the Brighton Unitarian Church next to the Pavilion Gardens and was filled with eclectic and interesting upcycled pieces handmade by professional designer makers.
I was very excited to work this design fair because Zoe from Muck N’ Brass was displaying her furniture pieces there and she is one of my idols! I also got to meet Charis Williams from the tv series “Kirstie Allsopp’s Fill Your House For Free”, yet another one of my interior design and DIY influences, who decided to visit the fair.
I loved all the different styles and pieces that were there, like these industrial lights made out of old bicycles, copper pipes and mannequins, along with knitted lampshades! These lights are designed by Janer Designs, find more awesome lights like these on their website: http://www.janerdesigns.co.uk
How clever is this!? Using your old pairs of jeans as upholstery! This has definitely inspired me to try this technique out on one of my next projects!
Jo from Reclaimed & Reloved displayed some truly beautiful pieces of furniture. I just love those elephant lamps! (I was lucky enough to see them in person before they became lights.)
These are a few more of my favourite picks form the show.
I really enjoyed myself and loved helping out. If you missed this show, do not fear! There are plans for another Upcycled Hour Live show in London and up North!
To be sure that you don’t miss out next time, head on over to http://www.upcycledhour.co.uk for more information and updates.
If you are a designer maker that loves upcycling or someone that is a fan and is looking for inspiration, why not become part of the Upcycled Hour community and join in with all the fun on twitter! Every Tuesday evening at 8pm, members of the Upcycled Hour family tweet about their current projects or contribute to themed topics by using the hashtag #UpcycledHour
Upcycled Hour was created by Chris Billinghurt of Upcycled Homes, where hundreds of professionals have built a community to inspire each other and spread their love for saving the planet.
I hope you enjoyed this post and got a few new ideas for any future upcycle projects! I know I have!
Thank you for reading!