The Well-crafted Life
Reuse, repurpose, restore: Sebastian Cox, Russell Sage and Maria Speake
Reuse, Repurpose, Restore features three brilliant creatives who all believe that well-made things are precious. Each takes a unique approach to designing sustainably, from "closing the loop" through a love of antiques to working with salvage. It's a fascinating episode with plenty of thought-provoking insights and ideas to inspire. Our conversation offers a truly high/low mix, spanning from cooking on wood and the joy of insects to new ways of thinking and concepts of living.
Meet the guests
Passionate eco designer Sebastian Cox makes beautiful wooden furniture. He recently embarked on a renovation in Margate, with the aim to reuse as many of the materials as possible. Seb's enthusiasm for craftsmanship shines through in this episode, as he shares tales of his home and life with his wife Brogan and his young daughters.
Russell Sage is best known for his work at The Goring hotel and Scotland's Fife Arms. He has been a passionate lover of antiques since he was a boy, and takes us on a wonderful journey through his career and style in this show.
Maria Speake founded Retrouvius with her husband Adam Hills and together they could be considered as the pioneers when it comes to the use of salvage and reclamation in design. Maria generously opens up her home and her design notebook in this episode, sharing what works for her family and offering inspiration and ideas to take away for your own projects.
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