Thursday, March 29, 2012


We are proud to present this video, produced by Rory Mathieson and Kyle Johnston of Sweet Pixel, providing a unique glimpse into the wonderland that is The Old Cinema. Take a complete tour of both floors that cover over two centuries of antiques, vintage and retro furniture and accessories. We think it looks fantastic, but of course nothing beats the real thing, so we hope if you haven't visited the store yet in person this will inspire you to do so!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vintage Rocket by Matt Black

Prepare for blast off! This incredibly rare vintage 1950's rocket was salvaged from an old carnival ride in the French campagne. Originally metallic blue,ove a year was spent restoring the rocket to arrive at ultimate condition. The interior has been removed and reupholstered in premium black leather with white piping. Attention to detail includes wooden gear handle, LED switchboard, and headlight. The rocket is freely mounted onto a customised, vintage cast iron base. We think this could make a brilliant gaming chair, or could easily stand alone as a work of art. Come and check it out before it launches off to another galaxy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Upcycled Exhibition Now On!!

We would like to welcome all of you lovely people to check out the latest offerings from some of the UK's top upcycling designers. The selling exhibition features everything from furniture and lighting, to jewellery and home accessories. Styles range from heavy industrial to all things light and bright. The designers have produced some fantastic examples of upcycling, the hard work, craftsmanship and detail put into each piece is astounding! We hope you will find something perfect for your home, and you'll be proud to know that each piece was hand crafted using recycled components here in the UK.

The exhibition runs from today until Sunday, March 25th. Please check out previous blog posts for a run-down on some of the designers exhibiting.

See you soon!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Upcycled Exhibition - Sneak Preview!

With only a week remaining until the opening of our Upcycled Selling Exhibition, here is a preview of some exciting new products and designers taking part. The exhibition will run from Thursday 15th March to Sunday 25th March, featuring furniture, jewellery, lighting and accessories. Click on each companys' name for more info. See you soon!


Victoria Road - Bespoke upcycled lighting and accessories from old electronics and found objects.

Free Range Designs - Hand made timber furniture, artwork and acessories. They even construct compost toilets should you require one!

Stig Art - Industrial furniture meets sculpture, each piece is hand made from reclaimed industrial artifacts found in South Yorkshire. The Old Cinema has featured some of Stig Arts furniture in the past, and we are glad to have him back for this special exhibition.

Lucy Turner - Stylishly upcycled retro furniture with fresh, bright graphics and themes. Many of you are well aware that we regularly stock Lucy's furniture here at The Old Cinema, and for this exhibition she will present her new 'Team Cornwall' range!

Kelly Swallow - Kelly and her husband Michael upcycle original vintage chairs with a brilliant splash of hand stitched patchwork fabrics. No two chairs are ever the same!

Little Monster Design - Upcycled vintage and retro furniture featuring colour block designs for a contemporary feel.

Donna Walker - Donna creates distinctive lighting using reclaimed lampshade frames and old lamp bases, updating them with colourful modern cloth covered wiring and vintage style light bulbs.

Sarah Turner - Sarah uses reclaimed PET plastics (soda and other drinks containers) to create some truly original lighting. Her designs are so striking that you would never be able to guess where the materials originated from!

The Rag and Bone Man - Through his use of reclaimed tools, engine parts and machinery The Rag and Bone man creates striking industrial lighting and furniture. Each piece is hand badged and numbered, and no two pieces are ever alike. We currently stock a few of his pieces in the shop, but keep an eye out for some newly imagined objects in store next week!

Textiles and Jewellery: 

 ReVampt - Unique shelving, chairs and small accessories created through the use of reclaimed fabrics from the textiles industry and dressmakers. All fabrics sourced are in a limited supply, making each piece a true one-off item.

Lula Dot - Beautiful hand-made Jewellery created from the parts of vintage watches and small trinkets. Lula Dot also create a small selection of upcycled lighting and furniture as well, have a look on their website!


Hunted and Stuffed - Brilliant hand-made cushions using original mid century fabrics and textiles.

Tricia Lomax - Tricia uses found artifacts and objects from a bygone era to create wonderful pieces of bespoke jewellery. She creates jewellery for both men and women, and only one of each creation exists, so don't miss out!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


March is the month of Upcycling! With only two weeks to go until our Upcycled Selling Exhibition it is the perfect time to welcome new dealer, Robert Wilson of Ampersand Design, to The Old Cinema.

Robert specialises in upcycled printing letter blocks and has a very colourful and interesting array of boxes, individual letters and words to feast your eyes on.

From the age of 19, Robert studied archive conservation and fine leather book binding; being constantly surrounded by printing blocks was what got him into letters. People who worked at the printers would throw the blocks away if they weren't needed, but he would keep them, thinking he could do something creative and beautiful with them. Robert has been collecting them for 35 years and has spent ten years perfecting the letter-lid boxes:

With Mother's Day only around the corner, we think that these would make a lovely gift:

If you're as much of a fan of Chiswick as we are, why not take a souvenir home?!

Come and check out the vast selection in the shop!

Fleur x