The name is perfect. Old Soul turns familiar elements into creative, industrial style furniture that wears its hard-working past with pride.
LOCATION: St Andrews, Victoria
PHONE: 0417 140 112
WEBSITE: www.oldsoul.com.au (full contact details below)
Old Soul launched in 2013 but its owners have been taking orders from friends for many years. Troy is a plumber with a talent for repurposing old materials, and his wife, Rebecca, has visual merchandising/decorating experience. Their distinctive handcrafted designs are generating interest from customers and designers around Australia.
It’s interesting how life skills influence creativity. Troy has an appreciation of plumbing-related metals and vintage hardware that leads to quirky outdoor features and unconventional furniture. His work incorporates old roofing iron, copper, steel, recycled timber, and salvaged industrial finds with amazing patinas that look great in commercial fitouts or industrial-style interiors. Restored tapware is also ready to go.
On the Old Soul website you’ll find a catalogue of work for sale and a portfolio section of past projects. Troy is happy to take commissions based on existing designs, or work with your ideas to create exactly what you need. Old Soul is also available for bar, cafe, restaurant and commercial fit outs.
Old Soul furniture is gutsy and authentic and we are very happy owners of a couple of their pieces. If you’re chasing custom work, an imaginative craftsman with strong trade skills is also a great find.
Note: Images by Old Soul, reproduced with permission.