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Kevin's Supersized Salvage: Kevin McCloud upcycles an Airbus A320 into egg cups and desk lamps - Mirror Online
Kevin's Supersized Salvage – TV review | Television & radio | The Guardian
Kevin's Supersized Salvage on Channel 4 yesterday was totally inspiring for anyone interested in making things from 'waste' materials. A whole aeroplane repurposed into useful products including a garden office, rickshaws, coat hooks, lampshades. Also lots of interesting stuff about finding niche markets for these types of products. Fascinating too to see the evolution of the products from raw concept to final products selling for high prices in upmarket shops. Would have been nice to see more 'affordable' products but one of the aims of the project was to make more money than the aeroplane would have made if the metals were salvaged and the rest sent to landfill so aiming for the high end of the market was their best (and probably only realistic) option.....
Crafty Green Poet: Supersized Salvage!
Kevin's supersized Salvage - C4 9pm - PistonHeads
Combing passion, design knowledge and practical making skills, each of our three designers have one thing in common – they live to redesign, repurpose and remake.
Paul Firbank – Salvage Designer
Based in the East End of London, Paul sorts and sifts through London’s scrap yards, railway arch grease shops and thrift markets looking for the remains of outmoded modern metal parts and vintage engineered machinery.
Paul restores, welds, turns, strips, brushes, polishes and varnishes, transforming these discarded scraps into bespoke pieces of contemporary lighting and furniture. Paul and his partner Lizzie set up the theragandboneman.co.uk in 2011.
Max McMurdo – Upcycling Entrepreneur
Max takes everyday waste objects and upcycles them into beautiful yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories. He has made an array of products, from bath chairs for the Body Shop, to an aeroplane wing desk for Theo Paphitis.
In 2003, Max set up reestore.com, a company dedicated to designing a range of desirable furniture salvaged from waste destined for the landfill; and spreading the ethos of upcycling remains Max’s number one goal.
Harry Dwyer – Designer, video maker, electronics engineer
Harry is the wildcard among our three designers (harrydwyer.com). He grew up on a farm tinkering with machines and building whatever he could imagine. His creations are often driven by a desire to make something fun and unusal, the bigger, wilder and more original, the better.
Harry has created bespoke vehicle restorations and custom interiors for various private and public commissions including pimped up vans for ‘bands in transit’ a Ford motor company project. He also turned an Austin 500 van into a two horsepower motorboat that he sailed down the Sharpness canal.
Harry is a semi-professional maker and whilst he takes on commercial projects he also runs a small electronics company (aircraftworkshop.co.uk), and recently collaborated with the artist Antony Gormley.
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