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RECLAIMED

Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. We love anything that has been handmade from reclaimed materials. Not only is this helping to take care of our planet, but also the result is a beautiful unique piece with it’s own story. Some of the best materials out there like, copper, concrete and wood can all be reclaimed and turned into something amazing for the home.

Here are some of our favourite items from ohwhatsthis.com made from reclaimed materials:

Copper coveter’s feast your eyes on this!

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KRAFLA unit £417+

ESJUFJOLL SIDEBOARD £687 & VATNAFJOLL SIDEBOARD £687

This stunning furniture collection by Railis Design is inspired by Iceland’s striking landscapes, and lush wildlife. Each piece is made to be eco–friendly, made from 50% solid wood, reclaimed wood and driftwood materials. This means there are no cutting trees, and no threat to the environment whatsoever. The Icelandic designer behind Railis Design has always been inspired by Iceland’s nature, inspiring him to become a better person to the planet. We’ve hand picked 11 of his pieces to feature on the ohwhatsthis.com shop and love each and every one. Look out for the different Icelandic Volcano names. Not only is the collection environmentally conscious, but also it is totally unique and stunning to look at!

COPPER CANDLESTICK HOLDER £36 & COPPER RAIL £99.99

Another favourite of ours is, Little Deer who make gorgeous home accessories out of reclaimed copper pipe. This candlestick holder is a show stopping dinner table must.  For anyone with a small bedroom space, the solution can be a free-standing wardrobe pole. This copper one is perfect for adding practical style to your room.

BLACK HORSE BEDSIDE TABLE £175 & LOVERS BEDSIDE TABLE £175

For a modern industrial look we love these bedside tables made from reclaimed scaffolding wood, sourced in London!

We totally believe in investing in reclaimed furniture like this. It may seem expensive at first, but once you see the craftsmanship involved in making each item, you’ll see the price is no longer important. The best thing about it is, no one else will have it!

Rachael

Rachael is the creator of homewares marketplace, ohwhatsthis.com who loves discovering and championing independent brands from the interior world. She’s an interiors lover, blogger and much to her boyfriend’s dismay, has an ever-growing cushion collection!

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