Last month I was introduced to Christian Dillon, the creator and owner of East London Furniture, so decided to go check out the shop and find out more about concept behind their 100% recycled furniture.
The idea behind their furniture is really quite simple – yet completely brilliant. They design and make furniture from materials they find on the streets of East London. Currently based in a shop on Hoxton street, everything is made from materials they have reclaimed from local waste. This varies from pallets and aged Victorian pine they find when a house is being renovated, to excess ply sheeting from building sites and offcuts from building merchants. They don’t just limit themselves to timber though, but try to utilise any useful materials they find.
Check out the video above to find out more about the East London Furniture’s ethical approach to furniture making.