Industriana is a collaboration between an upcycler and a blacksmith so expect to find an intriguing range of metal wares.
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Rick Beresford was born in Manchester and assumes his home town played a part in his passion for industrial vintage. When you look at the history it’s not surprising. Manchester was an integral part of the industrial revolution in the late 18th century when machine manufacturing began to replace hand production. And in 1830 the pioneering Liverpool to Manchester railway line became a global inspiration for steam transport.
Rick’s interest in industrial, steampunk-flavoured design was ahead of the trend here in Australia but now fits perfectly into the upcycled, vintage industrial market. He loves sourcing outdated objects like old heaters, hand tools, trolleys, jacks, wheels, headlamps and industrial fittings, and reworking them into characterful homewares.
The other element that makes Industriana unique is Rick’s collaboration with his father-in-law, Wyndham Parsons. Wyndham is one of Australia’s oldest working blacksmiths with a wealth of metal skills and a tantalising junk pile for Rick to raid.
Industriana specialises in upcycled vintage industrial lighting and furniture, blacksmith made fire tools, kitchen hangers and custom designs. Their work is available online or at local markets (keep an eye on their Facebook page for recent work).
I’m a big fan of repurposing or upcycling that saves useful components from scrap metal. Industriana’s newfangled combinations may not change the history of the world but they’ll certainly add personality to your home.
Note: All images by Industriana, reproduced with permission.