Remade in Britain Heads Up The Salvage Workshop at Grand Designs Live

Remade Partnering Grand Designs Live, London

It’s not long to go until the team make the journey down to Grand Designs Live, the van is packed on it’s way to London as we speak! So here’s a little update about a very exciting event right in the heart of London’s Docklands. So a few weeks ago we announced that we had partnered with Grand Designs Live, during the past few weeks we have been working very closely with both the GD Live team and our magnificent retailers to bring to you The Salvage Workshops! Our talented and passionate retailers will be on hand to lead workshops and demonstrations over the 9 days, so you can see upcycling live in action! This is your chance to meet retailers, learn upcycling techniques and get inspired! The Remade team and retailers will be situated in the Grand Build area, alongside the Salvage Workshop stage, this is going to be a fantastic event that the whole team have thoroughly enjoyed organising. If you’re stopping by the event please do say hello, we’re a friendly bunch who always love to meet enthusiastic upcyclers, you can find us at stand B299.


If you can’t make it down to the event don’t panic! You can keep up to date with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. We also have a Grand Designs category, which is filled with products that will be featured at the show!

The Salvage Sitting Room at Grand Designs Live, London

At Remade we don’t do things by halves, we are transforming the stand into a Salvage Sitting Room, we are taking down a selection of upcycled products, by our generous and talented retailers and setting up home. We are striving to show the Grand Design’s crowds that upcycling, recycling and repurposing can transform any space into a luxurious haven!

Planning Your Visit to GDL, Excel London, 2nd-9th May 2015

Plan your visit around the Salvage Workshop timetabe or pop on over to the Grand Designs Live site to book your tickets, unfortunately tickets can’t be bought on the day so booking in advance is essential. To find out how to get to the EXcel and also learn more about the event, exhibitors AND The River Cottage pop up restaurant too OR read on to find everything you need to know! We have a great bunch of Remade in Britain retailers who will be there, and a copy of the workshop timetable, so you can plan your visit!

 The Salvage Workshop: Free Upcycling Workshops

With workshops ranging from upcycling furniture masterclasses, to decopuage demonstrations this is your chance to get upcycling, get creative and learn a new skill. You can create a photo frame from recycled plane parts with Stu-Art Aviation or learn clever quick fixes and upcycling hacks with retro furniture wizz Emma Whyte, or learn how to make beautiful sculptures with reclaimed materials and salvaged drift wood with Tildy’s Room. You can also meet upcycling superstar Max McMurdo as he takes part in an exciting demonstration and join TV’s Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller for their Aircraft Workshop! Take a peak at just a few of our retailer’s products that you will see upcycled before your very eyes…

   Rocking Chair Upcycled from a Bed by ReWork London. Rework will be doing a demonstration on refurbishing and restoring a piece of retro furniture.

 Decoupaged Vintage Telephone Table by Emma Whyte Upcycling. Learn the tricks of the trade and some clever quick fixes in this fun, informative and imaginative workshop led by interior designer and upcycling whizz, Emma Whyte.

Skateboard Shelves from Trong Upcycling. Catch Jez armstrong from Trong Upcycling doing a demonstration on how to assemble a skateboard shelf and a vintage film tin clock.

   Airplane Chairs from Aircraft Workshop. Join harry and Charlie in creating the easy chair, as seen on stage with kevin McCloud at grand Designs live Birmingham 2014.

Decoupaged Art Doll from Gabriela Szulman Art. Gabriela will do a practical demonstration of the different ways of using the Decoupage technique on an item.

 Designer, upcycler, entrepreneur and TV presenter, Max McMurdo of Reestore will be doing a demo.

Airline Trolley Desk Close-up by Stu-Art Aviation. Join Stuart for a workshop upcycling a riveted piece of aluminium into a photo frame.

Upcycled Tweed Cushion by Annika-N. Annika will be carrying out a workshop on how to Up-Cycle household Textile waste to make wall art. 

A selection of work from UNIQ Furniture who will be doing a demonstration on the stages of taking a desk from its salvaged state to a desirable finished product, suitable for a family home.

Don’t miss Peter from For The Love of Old demonstrating how to upcycle table tops and other decorative techniques using his new product ‘autentico Frescoloini’

   Don’t miss Karen Flemming from Tildy’s Room demonstration. She will be showing the art of twisting wire into recognisable shapes to make beautiful art using driftwood, reclaimed wood and a whole array of unusual additions.

Who’s Exhibiting? Remade Retailers at Grand Designs Live

We’re so excited for the event, this is going to be a serious upcycling extravaganza and we hope to see you there helping is wave the upcycling flag! Why not check out our retailer’s Remade in Britain stores, to get you in the mood…




Upcycling Experts at The Salvage Workshop 2015


We’re thrilled to be meeting upcyclers and designers Zoe Murphy, Goldfinger Factory, Archie Proudfoot and Wayne Hemmingway, who are also running worshops and demos throughout the week at Grand Designs.

As you can probaby tell we are so chuffed to see our weeks of planning coming together, we would love to thank all of our retailers for their time and wonderful contributions to our salvage sitting room installastion and time spent upcycling products especially for the event. We are so thrilled to have a great community full of talent! We will of course keep you updated with the week’s event and a further blog post dedicated to the Salvage Sitting Room will be winging it’s way to you shortly. We’ll see you at Grand Designs, at the Salvage Workshops stand B299!


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