curiosities collection

'expected and unexpected discoveries'

Have a flick through our online gallery of oddities and curios. Some are useful, some decorative, some you may expect to find and some you may be surprised to find. Often unique and always inspiring, rare and exclusive. Our gallery of curiosities is updated all the time with our new discoveries and other items that take our fancy. You can see unique pieces to inspire your designs, or your own hunting, or to complement your imagination. Do the planet a favour and buy reused, recycled and reimagined design.

We offer an eclectic selection of antique, vintage, retro and mid-century objects and objets, decorator and decorative items, lost and found. There are birdcages and books, bowls and boxes, sometimes rocks and fossils, tea-ware and glassware, ladders and lanterns, often coat racks and stands, blackboards and shop signs, anatomical pictures and paintings, letters and alphabets, ceramics and glassware, maps and wall decorations. Something for everyone. Treat yourself or a friend to something unusual for a christmas gift, a birthday present, that special anniversary gift or just indulge yourself or your interior space.

We spend a considerable amount of time looking and hunting for the curious. We work with all manner of friends and modern-day hunters and gatherers. If you have anything you think we may be interested in please get in touch. Everything from single items of virtue to complete collections are considered. Please send a brief description and some photographs in the first instance to us at shop@elemental.uk.com. We love surprises and are not constrained by reference to any particular style or design.

Most of our finds pass through our East London workshop where they are restored, tidied, honed and otherwise transformed into a lovable and we hope desirable state. Found, restored and back again.