|Tap lighting, £265|
Antiques By Design is an Essex-based firm run by the wonderfully-named Guy Chenevix Trench, specialising in reclaimed furniture and antiques, a tiny proportion of which I've picked for your delectation here. As I have a colossal lamp addiction (and an addiction to colossally-sized lamps) I could spend hours purring over the incredible collection of lamp stands which have been made from everything from gas masks to ceiling fans. This lamp is made out of a tap from 1900.
|Single ski standard lamp, £295|
|Fluit lamp, £280|
|Tank table, £1395|
|K2 Telephone door mirror, £550|
|Tractor seats, £750|
So what do you think? Upcycled stuff always tends to be expensive, but given that everything here is old, rather than dug out of your cupboard from 1993, it feels like you're buying into a story as well as a piece of lovely furniture. And actually, those tractor seats look rather comfy...