Bristol Upholstery Collective presents:

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EVENT DAY 5

The Salvaged Home Show

SUNDAY 30th January 2020

Talk - 10:15 am - 11: 15 am

Q&A - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Demo - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Networking - 3:30pm - 5: 00pm

We are all aware of the upward trend in furniture upcycling, but is it so much of a new trend?

With TV shows promoting the reuse, reuse and recycle ethos of having a go at giving your items another life, we all seem to be grabbing a paintbrush and getting stuck in. But what do we really know about upcycling? When did it all begin? Is it just a cheap quick fix? What's our attitude towards the value of this creative practice? Would you consider an upcycled item one of luxury?

So many questions, soon to be answered by Director of The House of Upcycling, Chris Billingham and her marvellous high-end guests.

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Talk: From Rags To Riches - The Story of Upcycling

10:15am - 11:15am

Speaker: Chris Billinghurst

A brief history of upcycling for interiors from the classical world through to its 21st-century emergence as a solution to generic interiors, consumerism and damage to the environment.

Image: Sue Gifford Design

Panel Discussion: How upcycling redefines luxury for interiors

Chair: Chris Billinghurst

Panel: Members of The House Of Upcycling

  • Shelley Hudson, Blu Avery Design. Shelley is a professional upcycler and member of the House of Upcycling. She works with a wide variety of clients including interior designers and hoteliers and has recently collaborated on a new collection of furniture with artist Celia Hammond 

  • Lisa White, A Twist of Somerset. Lisa is a professional upcycler and member of the House of Upcycling. She recently represented the House of Upcycling at Grand Designs Live, hosting the first 'Ask An Expert' stand to offer advice on upcycling

  • Verity Coleman, Rascal & Roses interior design studio, designer for BBC's My Unique B & B series and BIID registered professional.
    Steven Mogolofsky, Bromog Custom Works, is a Professional upcycler, specialist automobile salvage designer creating unique homewares and interiors.

  • Kelly John, Olive & Whyte is a professional upcycler, furniture artist creating stunning functional art.

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Chris Billinghurst

10:15am - 12:30pm

A background in interior decoration, marketing, IT & art, Chris founded her first eco design, product guidance & general advice service in 2012 (Eco Chic Interiors), earning her the nickname of Chris Eco Chic. After a design competition win at Decorex in 2013, Chris focused her attention on creative reuse & in 2014 launched #UpcycledHour, the UK’s most successful Twitter networking hour for pro upcyclers creating for interiors. Having acquired the status of a leading authority within the pro upcycling for interiors industry, the organisation rebranded in 2019 to become the House of Upcycling with Chris receiving the Blue Patch Female Entrepreneur of the Year award that same year. She continues to support, champion & educate about the environmental, ethical, economic & aesthetic benefits of designer-upcycling for interiors, is a public speaker, change-maker, writer, educator & influencer.

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Shelly Hudson

11:30am - 3:30pm

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Director of Blu Avery Designs, Shelly keeps a close eye on styles that are in vogue within the professional upcycling world but also sets her own design agenda. Shelley's furniture collections have evolved from the colourfully painted and floral decoupage of the mid 2010s, to a style that echoes sophistication and a sense of luxury, often including exciting surface designs in tune with fashions for a new decade - her upcycled furniture truly has the description 'statement piece' high on its agenda!

Director of Blu Avery Designs, Shelly keeps a close eye on styles that are in vogue within the professional upcycling world but also sets her own design agenda. Shelley's furniture collections have evolved from the colourfully painted and floral decoupage of the mid 2010s, to a style that echoes sophistication and a sense of luxury, often including exciting surface designs in tune with fashions for a new decade - her upcycled furniture truly has the description 'statement piece' high on its agenda!

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Lisa White

11:30am - 3:30pm

Lisa is the talent behind A Twist Of Somerset and has been part of the ‘Ask An Expert’ panel at Grand Designs Live and her hand-painted furniture and upcycling projects have been recognised by the press, Dragons Dens Theo Paphitis and Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold, who champions female-led businesses.

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Verity Coleman

10:30am - 11:30am

Passionate about colour and an INterior Designer of BBC 2's My Unique B&B, Verity's work has a natural lean towards traditional country style with an elegant, contemporary and rich mix, proving to appeal to both country and city home owners as well as boutique hotels and luxury country holiday rentals.

Her studio, Rascal & Roses,  thrives in quirky, period properties with loads of character, stunning original features and tricky spaces that all need to be factored into the redesign.

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Steven Mogolofsky

10:30am - 3:30pm

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Professional upcycler, specialist automobile salvage designer, owner of Bromog Custom Works and member of the House of Upcycling.

Steven recreates pieces from treasured vehicles and brings them into his customers home interiors or workplaces,  keeping memories alive.

Current unique items for sale include a Bently All Angles lamp, BMW high-pressure pump lamp, an Aston Martin DB4 Race Armchair and a Ferrari 156 F1 Phil Hill Brake Disc Table!

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Kelly John

10:30am - 3:30pm

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Professional upcycler, furniture artist, owner of Olive & Whyte and member of the House of Upcycling. 

Olive and Whyte have a passion for creating high-quality up-cycled furniture at affordable prices.

 

Kelly's furniture pieces are incredible, unique and functional works of Art. 

Head to her demonstration on furniture refinishing using transfers and onlays!

Demonstrations:

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Brought to you by todays special guests...

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Shelley Hudson - refinishing and decoupage

Lisa White - upcycled lighting

 

Steven Mogolofsky - talking about and showcasing upcycled automobile salvage. 

Kelly John - furniture refinishing using transfers and onlays. 

 

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Online communities meet up

3pm - 4pm

Instagram social networking event.

Content creation.

Catch up.

Exchange tips & Tricks.

Live Demo's

What are your questions about upcycling?

More day events, talks, and Demos TBA...!