Pop Up Exhibition - Queens Park Design District





Designer-Craftsman Paul Firbank will exhibit a selection of The Rag and Bone Man’s recent furniture and lighting commissions all of which were made using end of life vehicles, vintage machinery, iconic engines parts and modern metal scrap as part of the Queens Park Design District

Paul’s unique contemporary style of craftsmanship combines the past with the present. Aged machinery, vehicle parts and modern scrap otherwise destined for the melting pot are collected from London’s scrap yards and grease shops, reworked, restored and re-energised into a wealth of bespoke objects.

Using traditional metalwork techniques and his time-honoured machinery Paul interweaves the histories and identities of the parts he finds into new forms and functions. It’s his talent for channeling the character and quirks of every component, reinventing each element into the contemporary lighting, furniture and accessories, for which The Rag and Bone Man brand has become renowned

The Rag and Bone Man

Designer-maker Paul Firbank fuses British heritage and contemporary craftsmanship, transforming vintage machinery, iconic engine parts and modern scrap into a bespoke lighting, furniture and accessories

The Rag and Bone Man reworks British traditions for a new generation of customers who are passionate about heritage, provenance and sustainability.

The company celebrates the traditions of the ‘Totter’ as an example of resourcefulness and sustainable living for the 21st Century. Don’t be fooled by the name, they are not your run-of-the-mill rag and bone men, so I’m afraid there’s no point in calling them up about that mouldy old sofa in your garage; they won’t be coming round.

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