Friday, 28 June 2013

Behind the scenes

We are very fortunate to have such talented artisans supplying us with their work to sell in our shop, Rundell & Rundell. From Coopers, to spoon carvers, Archibald Prize finalist oil painters to Master Armourers. The list goes on.

So I thought I might introduce you all to a few of them over the next couple of months. The people behind the amazing products.

Pete Trott has been supplying us with his beautiful desk and floor lamps, under the name of 'Von Trott,' pretty much since we opened. A Lauriston local, Pete is a very talented sculptor and works as a set designer and builder for film and theatre. 

The lamp frames are made from recycled timber and the shades from.....anyone? anyone? Look closely. Yes, recycled oil filters, which have been carefully stripped back and enamelled to form an excellent shade. 

...or left as brushed steel like this floor lamp.

They are usually made in pairs or as individual lamps. Each one is unique. Hand made and very well made. Vintage style cord finishes them perfectly. And as quickly as they come into the store they head out the door to a new home just as rapidly.

But Pete's talents don't stop there. When he arrived the other day he also had some other very impressive cargo on board. Again, hand made. Bacon!

And not just any old Bacon, this streaky bacon is the best I have tasted. Full stop. By a country mile. And believe me, I've had my fair share of the stuff. 

Cured by Pete using a recipe I best not divulge, it was smoked for 7 hours in this beauty....

Again, using recycled timber and complete with a cast iron wheel for portability. The copper roof and porker on top are literally the icing on the cake. This is what country living is all about! Great stuff Pete.

When's the next delivery??

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