Category: UpShop’s Projects

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 […]

A Fence Built with Innersprings and Ingenuity

The challenge? Create a fence that is beautiful, low-cost and with reclaimed material. The solution? Upcycle the inner springs from discarded mattresses. Friends, Simon (an accomplished industrial designer) and Naomi May, were all for experimenting and loved the idea. Innovation required that we start from scratch. We worked together, combining our knowledge and expertise in […]

Planter boxes

Upcycling A Garden

[foogallery id=”69″] Up North from Upshop, there is a garden that is getting an upcycling makeover. Last month, we created planter boxes from ex-Volvo bins. These bins are very sturdy and versatile with steel hinged sides that can be stacked, which allows for a variety of heights. The planter boxes that we created used two […]

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 […]