The 'Rag and Bone Man' was the name given to traders who once travelled the city streets collecting used and unwanted scraps to turn into saleable products. A pioneer of upcycling, The Rag and Bone Man is a vintage upcycling company that sources old, unwanted parts from various machinery around east London to create fabulous lighting and seating. Some of the parts come from vintage motorcycles and tractors, as well as mechanic's tools which would have been used to repair these now defunct machines.

     The detailing on each piece is superb. The lamps are fitted with brand new cloth covered wires that resemble spark plug wiring. The pieces are lacquered to protect them from corrosion, and even the welds are aged to create a uniform look.
     Each lamp has its own unique operational functions, including ratcheting spanners to adjust angle and height. All of the parts are still useable, so if you fancy getting your old BSA up and running again, the shades can be reused for your engine casing covers!
 Every piece comes with its own unique ID number and date of production, which are hand stamped!

This stool was designe using parts from many different sources, including a vintage tractor, machinery pulleys and gears, water pipes and bicycle pedals to create a truly unique look.We have all of these pieces available in the shop, and they really should be seen to truly be appreciated!

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