projects

Bloomberg Philanthropy

Designer Fabien Cappello commissioned us to make the segments for CLOISTER, his winning entry for The Bloomber Philanthropy Competition 2011. The segments were built from recycled pallet wood.

Conran Shop

In 2007 we had an enquiry from the Conran Shop. The display department were looking for lots of odd painted timber and front doors to build backdrops and room sets within the store and we were able to find just what they needed.

They got back to us in late Spring to see if we could make recycled wooden plinths for their Christmas window displays. The concept was to contrast the raw, rough natural wood with luxurious glossy design objects. We built the plinths and the windows were a huge success.

We contacted them in 2010 on the off-chance they might be interested in a wooden Christmas tree Stewart had designed, the A T O M - A Tree Once MoreTM. As luck would have it they were and the 2010 Conran Christmas displays worldwide feature not just one but hundreds of trees, lights and wreaths all made out of recycled pallet wood in our Hastings workshop.

To see the story of A Tree Once MoreTM watch the video here.

 

The Gallivant Hotel

The hotel owners decided to rebrand The Place at the Beach and were looking for a designer to help them improve and expand the outdoor space, upgrade the rooms and refurbish the restaurant. We worked with them for several months and it was re-launched as The Gallivant Hotel to much acclaim in the autumn.

 

The Folk Store

The Folk Store wanted their shop to be panelled with recycled painted wooded planks and this serendipitously coincided with us getting a contract to strip out an old seaside hotel. We mapped out the shop space in our workshop and were able to build everything here then install it over one day and night in London. We also made their tables, benches, shelving units, peg rails and a very tall ladder.

community

Our community work thus far has focussed on outdoor projects for schools, parks and playgrounds.

Playspace designed and built for Orbit South at Watermill Drive, St Leonards on Sea.

 

The beautiful Regency park, St Leonards Gardens was completely refurbished with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant in 2008 but the birds and other wildlife fled when disturbed by the works. 

We instigated a sponsored nest box scheme called Parklife and raised enough money to install over 60 nest boxes to attract many species of birdlife and bats back into the Gardens. We later replicated this in the grounds of Claremont School. 

We’ve built a memorial bench with guitar-shaped arm rests to commemorate a much-loved music teacher at a local high school, a very long, low bench for children in the Guestling Primary School playground, seating around trees at Dudley Road School and a circular seating area at the Bridge Community Project in Ore Valley. 

St Thomas’s is a small school down a leafy lane in Winchelsea, East Sussex. Our project with them began with a request for wooden planters but grew into so much more. We made them the oversized reading seat with oak stools, scaled down tables and benches, a picket fence with wooden tees and a stage for outdoor performances. It was a lovely job.

A teacher at this Hastings junior School had a dream. He wanted the children to engage with the outdoors and we started by making an outdoor classroom with shade and seating. Then we built the Wildlife Pond, changing a piece of unused lawn behind a hedge into a magical area for nature studies.


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