Tag: wood

Enter Neighbour: Upcycling Creates Friends, Not Just Clients

Upcycling creates relationships and transforms design practices.  Enter Neighbour, a café in Camberwell is a perfect example. After many years working in hatted restaurants in Melbourne, including Sofitel, Matteos, Garden State Hotel and Tansy as a chef, Kestrel Urban decided to start his own business. In 2016, UpShop started working with him on turning a little […]

Mario Milici (MCMDesign)

Upcycling, to me, is not new; it’s not a trend, a fad or something that’s current. It’s a way of life. I have been repurposing and using reclaimed materials wherever possible in furniture, jewelry and building projects for the better part of three decades. Working in the fields of furniture design, manufacturing and education, I […]

From Engineering to the Kitchen

[foogallery id=”162″]   Creative upcycling is more than finding objects and giving them a bit of a clean so they look shiny and new.  Our kitchen bench is an upcycled engineering bench that was being thrown out by an Engineering department when its workshop closed. Incorporating this 60 year old bench into the design of the […]