Eleanor Young, the owner of Fun Makes Good set up her own studio in Glasgow in 2009 where she manages to transform unwanted objects into pieces of art. Having graduated from the prestigious Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Embroidered Textiles, Eleanor employs her expertise to update and revive worn-out furniture by sourcing luxury wool, leather and hand dyed cotton. Taking part in exhibitions, private and commercial projects, she sells eye-catching, contemporary and up-cycled goods. Her original work has been recognised in a range of print and online media platforms. Eleanor's signature designs all feature bright colours and different geometric shapes.
Hunting for old pieces of furniture at the charity shops, Tracey Eker has been inspired to start a furniture re-design and up-cycling business based in Glasgow . Funked Up Junk has boomed after the manager of the Salvation Army store in Glasgow first gave Tracey's 1960s up-cycled angular dressing table a prime location in the shop window. Since then, Tracey has been funking up junk and selling fresh and quirky looking second-hand furniture. From private collectors to celebrities, Tracey's work finds its place in many locations. In fact, her Wonder Woman Stool has been purchased by the famous singer Eliza Doolittle who made it a part of her performance during a tour. As part of a Glasgow up-cyclers group, Tracey was also featured in Kirsty Allsop's Channel 4 Show, Fill Your House for Free in 2013.
The motto "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish" was made famous by author Elisabeth Beresford when she created children's favourites 'The Wombles' in 1968. These fictional pointy-nosed, furry inhabitants of Wimbledon Common in London rose to fame in the 1970s and had a comeback in the 1990s. Womble books, TV shows and songs filled our homes and airwaves as children across the UK were given an inspiring lesson in 'waste not want not' by recycling rubbish in creative ways. Fast forward 40 years and it appears 'Wombilism' has become quite chic and trendy amongst Scottish designers who appear to be taking a leaf out of the wise Womble leader Great Uncle Bulgaria's book.
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