DavidMeddingsDeSign

Upcycling by Design since 2002 - Eco designer/maker

Norwich, United Kingdom | 2408 Sales

DavidMeddingsDeSign

Upcycling by Design since 2002 - Eco designer/maker

Norwich, United Kingdom 2408 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Eco designer/maker using mostly reclaimed materials - copper, steel, claddings and timbers etc. Unique Copper and oak signage, eco homeware and door furniture

Apple Pie theory practitioner

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Last updated on Oct 12, 2017

USA customs - no charges for purchases under $800
Eco designer/maker using mostly reclaimed materials - copper, steel, claddings and timbers etc. Unique Copper and oak signage, eco homeware and door furniture

Apple Pie theory practitioner

David Meddings

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About

3D designer/maker - Upcycler of reclaimed materials into innovative and functional pieces

I have been a designer/craftsman for many years mostly in wood using native and recycled timbers - now using other materials - copper and brass which I source myself.

More recently with these new materials and new inspiration has developed signage from reclaimed copper, oak and 'Trespa' exterior cladding. From house signs - now moving onto shop signage and door furniture.

I have made furniture in the Japanese ‘tensu’ style wonderful for its simple and balanced design and respect the works of Richard Buckminster Fuller he of the geodesic dome and ‘synergy’. He it was who introduced me to ‘structures of least effort’ (energy and materials), which is how ‘natural’ organisms, are constructed. So I find it interesting and a challenge to avoid square joints and the usual methods of construction which are the hallmark of ‘man’ and to design pieces with a more efficient construct.

I designed the 'reel rocker' back in 2002 hence my first website reelfurniture.co.uk - so chairs, tables and tree seats inspired by cable reels. I used the construction method of the original and use tie bars (excepting tree seat) to create furniture that can be delivered flat-pack and assembled in minutes. The designs originate from their modern industrial roots and retain the same simplicity of form and function using complimentary materials. It is contemporary in respect to our concern over timber resources, climate change and the fact that it survives both in and outside the home thereby fulfilling the new ‘exterior rooms’ lifestyle.

Shop members

  • David Meddings

    Owner, Designer Maker

    A designer/craftsman for many years mostly in wood and metals, I designed the 'reel rocker'; back in 2002 which has been copied by many, and other eco furniture for schools etc. Now developing new products with new materials - reinvention

Shop policies

Last updated on November 8, 2015
Welcome to my world - well, some of it. I am unconstructed old school - messy workshop where I can find most of what I need quite quickly and discover things I did not know I had in the process. So in some ways that is how new ideas/creations are nurtured - lots to do, apple pie theory in progress

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Returns and exchanges
Returns for 'Ready Made' items - You have 14 days from order arrival date to cancel an order and receive a refund excluding the shipping costs.

Item(s) returned must be received by us in good condition and any damage will be deducted from the refund amount.

Custom Order - It is not possible to refund on custom orders but i feel confident and my reviews/comments reflect this from over 12 years of trading online that you will be satisfied'

However, I want to make sure that each and every buyer is pleased with their purchase. If there is something wrong, please let me know right away.

All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That is the unique quality of my work. Please allow for slight variations from what is shown.
Payment
Import duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to find out if there will be additional costs and what they will be before buying

Item(s) returned must be received by us in good condition and any damage will be deducted from the refund amount.
Shipping
Please include a contact telephone number for postage label for larger items for UPS service

Combined postage
If you would like use the 'With another item' option please buy the one with the higher postage first to allow for the higher delivery costs

Packaging

The shipping and handling also includes the materials (ie - box, packing tape, etc) that I need to actually ship the item. The cardboard, plastic and bubble wrap I use to wrap are usually from recycled materials from my neighbours' businesses.
I normally post to the UK using 2nd class recorded, for quantity or larger items I use a signed for courier service to the address that you provide here on Etsy. If you need me to ship to another address, please let me know.
If you need a faster form of delivery e.g. first class, just let me know, just a pound more usually.

International Buyers

Shipping can take 3-10 business days, depending on the country. I send all items on at least a 'tracked' service so your correct delivery address is important along with a tel number for the label (driver cannot find you etc)
I can also send by 'signed for' on request.

Sometimes packages can also get held up in customs at your end. Please take this into consideration when placing your order.

Please contact if you have any queries or combined postage or discount requests
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQ

I have a fully equipped workshop and supplies of steel, copper, scaffold boards, cable reels, timbers-mostly oak, Trespa cladding etc etc with bandsaws, saws, sanders, welder, routers to name a few so welcome any special requests or design ideas. Can produce silk screen printed door wedges for hotels, student accomodation and marketing tools, Can also ship furniture and larger signage worldwide.

More information

Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Sizes mentioned e.g. 3"/75mm refer to the height of the character

Care instructions

Designed to be maintenance free - the limed oak is exterior grade wood

The polished copper is coated with marine quality lacquer - the patinated copper is left 'as is' and should improve with time and humidity
Now making for 8 years with repeat orders and no adverse comments