Raw and Rare - A new future in furniture Artist Bonnie Lowson has returned to her creative roots with a new venture of creating beautiful pieces of furniture from things that were destined to be scrapped. She is inspired to craft her unique items by a desire to give a new lease of life to packing materials, crates and pallets. She said: “I went to Art School in Dundee and achieved a BA Honours degree in printed textiles. “I decided to focus on the industry that I am in until I saw an opportunity to return to my artistic roots.
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Stunning, up-cycled furniture designed by Bonnie Lowson. From one-off centrepieces to transform your lounge, to rustic, unique garden furniture to enjoy (showing off) with friends and family.
I hated seeing large skips full of scrap wood and decided to make full use of it.” Among her first pieces are striking coffee tables, picnic sets and even dog beds. Owners of her furniture have individual room centrepieces that are practical as well as attractive. Finished coffee tables, for example, may have started life as rough packing pallets, but, by the time Bonnie has finished with them, they are elegant – yet functional – pieces set to become the heirlooms of the future. Not only are owners getting a fabulous item of furniture, that will be a talking point for years to come, they are also tapping into the environmentally important trend of recycling and reusing. This is upcycling at its best. She creates items to order taking into account the taste of the client and what they have in mind for the bespoke piece. “I want to make a one-off that people will love rather than something bland and mass-produced,” said Bonnie. “Whatever people have in mind, I can work on.” If you are interested in one of Bonnie’s creations visit her website www.rawandrare.co.uk or phone 0795 4544481.
Coffee Tables • Garden Tables and Seating Garden Benches • Planters • Kindling Boxes For further information and to discuss your own piece of furniture created by Bonnie visit our website.
Tel: 0795 4544481 www.rawandrare.co.uk 18 | Clyde Life – March/April 2014
Published on Mar 6, 2014