Gallery: JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Re...

During London Design Week, JAMESPLUMB’s exhibition doubled as a one room hotel. A handful of Design attendees were able to spend a night in the artists’ installation, complete with upcycled four poster bed and cabinetry.

Using broken furniture, discarded wood panels, remnant textiles and items from the garbage, JAMESPLUMB builds unique and inviting interiors that evoke a narrative feel upon entry. For London’s Hostem, a menswear store, the pair draped the ceiling and walls with fabric, creating a tent-like feel.  Then a string of mismatched lampshades was hung over an aged bar, which is used as a cashier counter. Accented with unique found wood fixtures, the interior won the INSIDE award for best Retail Interior.

For Spazio Rossana Orlandi’s gallery space, JAMESPLUMB combined the gallerist’s own furniture with custom made pieces from found materials. The two month residency transformed the gallery space into a historical vignette. A found wooden sofa frame was set as the focal point, but rather than reupholstering the piece, the pair cast a bench of concrete into a frame, fusing old and new. Concrete casts also turned an old stepladder into additional seating, and some of their signature assemblages were used to decorate the rooms.




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1 Comment

  1. Celeste T January 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    This is the most interesting and unique vintage design I’ve ever seen. I especially love the use of the suitcases. I can’t wait to implement some of these designs myself!

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