Shop Snoop: Bermondsey Furniture Project. I’ve just moved around the corner from the Bermondsey Furniture Project which is located on Tower Bridge Road SE1. This shop sells reclaimed furniture sourced from France and the UK which is upcycled. With a selection of gifts, an in-house florist, bespoke furniture service and rooms for hire, this is certainly a community hotspot you’ll want to explore.
Bermondsey Furniture Project Shop Stock
This store stocks a delightful array of furniture most of which has been sourced by Dane (the owner) from his frequent trips to France. He loves trawling through French Brocantes (second hand markets, flea markets, etc) to find fabulous furniture, lighting, mirrors, kitchenware and curiosities. It’s an eclectic assortment of vintage, industrial, mid-century modern and rustic pieces. When you walk into this shop you’re bound to find something amazing.
In terms of furniture there is likely to be an array of mid-century modern sideboards, farmhouse stools, rustic wooden chests, leather button back armchairs and more. Most of these items will be restored in the workshop situated on-site. This will include sanding, painting, repairing, replacing handles or giving the piece a completely new look or totally different purpose.
Mid-Century Modern Sideboard
The shop stocks paint by Annie Sloan who is famous for her Chalk Paint range. These paints are perfect to use on furniture if you fancy doing a spot of reviving yourself. If you’d rather rest than restore, you can ask the Bermondsey Furniture Project to do the hard work for you!
Annie Sloan Paint
Decorative objects include glass vases with colourful dipped bases. The blue glass pharmacy bottles were stunning. You’ll certainly find a few interesting items like the vintage radio, proud cockerel, Russian dolls or jolly rocking horse which were prominent on my visit.
Kitchen accessories include retro storage jars. I loved the old-fashioned farmhouse copper kettle. The enamel coffee pots in bright red and green enamel would certainly brighten up your kitchen. Teapot collectors can pick up a second-hand fancy floral designed pot.
Enamel Coffee Pots
Expect to see a collection of traditional French oil paintings in frames depicting floral displays or rural landscapes. These are juxtaposed with colourful abstract contemporary art by Tom Leamon. Or you can treat yourself to a distressed picture frame and create your own masterpiece!
The gift items include local makers such as Peregrine Candles. The hand poured soy wax candles come in a selection of seven interesting scents. Enjoy amazing aromas of Coffee Bean, Musk and Caramel or Smoke and Leather. With stationery by Katie Leamon, gift wrap and greetings cards you’ll make someone’s day special!
The on-site florist, Stanley, provides a floral design service full of luxury and texture. Buy a beautiful bouquet for a loved one. Or treat yourself to a cute succulent or cactus plant to cheer up your window sill.
Bermondsey Furniture Project Space Hire and Events
Downstairs in the basement are two rooms available for hire. If you want to host a workshop, client meeting or yoga session this is the place to book. You can hire the entire venue between 6-11pm if you want. Keep an eye open for events hosted in the shop. These range from a Makers Market which showcases local creative talent. Or you might want to book yourself on the Printmaking Workshop which is a handy skill to have.
Bermondsey Furniture Project Shop Information
To find out more visit the Bermondsey Furniture Project Website . The shop address is 63 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 4TL. Nearest stations are Borough, London Bridge or Elephant and Castle. Current opening times listed are Tuesday to Thursday 12.30-5pm, Friday 12.30-6pm, Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm (closed Mondays).
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Harriet for showing me the shop and sending information.