• Crowdfunding Campaign Launching on September 12th

    EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

    TO TURN WASTE INTO GOLD

  • ABOUT US

    A FACTORY FOR INSPIRING OBJECTS AND INTERIORS

    A PLATFORM FOR BEAUTIFUL LIFE CHANGES

    Award-Winning Social Enterprise

    Goldfinger Factory is an award-winning design, build and teaching platform centred around upcycling to create bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through craft and in turn saving materials from landfill.

    Iconic Location

    Located on the ground floor of the iconic Trellick Tower in London's joint most deprived ward, Goldfinger Factory combines a furniture showroom and a café space on one floor and a woodworking workshop and teaching academy underneath. We provide skills training and assist people in gaining or returning to employment as well as offering designers, makers and craftspeople a platform to develop and sell bespoke furniture and interiors.

    Empowering Communities

    Goldfinger Factory empowers communities to transform lives through craftsmanship and design.

    Opening Hours

    Monday-Saturday 10.30 - 18.00
    Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

    What is a social enterprise? What is upcycling?

    What is a social enterprise? A social enterprise is a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose set out clearly in its social mission. It will bring in most or all of its income through selling goods or services with clear rules about what it does with its profits, reinvesting these to further its social mission. Unlike charities, social enterprises do not rely on grants and donations to survive but aims instead to be self-sustaining.

     

    What is upcycling? The process of using creativity and craft to add value to waste materials.

     

     

  • Proud to Be Part of London Design Festival 2016

    Open Workshop + Launch of "Trellick" Range by Tom Dixon & Goldfinger Factory

  • Awards

  • Our Team

    Oliver 

    Waddington-Ball

    Founder and Chairman

    Marie Cudennec

    COO & Co-Founder

    Les Banks

    CEO

    Kieran Walton

    Head of Production

    Catherine Stolarski

    Graphic Designer

    Dermot Power

    Head of Carpentry

    Leone Spencer

    Head of Finishing

    Mark Trotter

    Head of Metalwork

    Guillaume Andre

    Workshop Assistant

    Tess Lowery

    Community Manager

    Rasha El-Sady

    Academy Designer

    Paul Donnelly

    Academy Designer

    Ben Wadhams

    Academy Designer

    Sumayyah Davis

    Marketing Apprentice

  • BUILD

    We offer design and build services of furniture and fit-outs

    for retail, hospitality, residential and office interiors.

    The Good Life Eatery

    Built the banquettes, bar and shelves

    20 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, February 2016

    • Commissioned by The Good Life Eatery to fit out their new location in Belgravia. 
    • We designed and crafted the banquettes, bar unit and shelving all of which was made from reclaimed scaffolding boards

    GAIL's Artisan Bakery Oxford

    Built the tables, benches & planters and upcycled the chairs

    251 Banbury Road, Oxford, February 2016

    • Commissioned by GAIL's to furnish their first new branch outside of London

    GAIL's Artisan Bakery Pop-up

    Built the kitchen counter, tables, flowerpots and awning

    Frieze Art Fair, Regent's Park, London, October 2015

    • Commissioned by GAIL's for the second consecutive year to build their pop-up restaurants at the the prestigious Frieze Art Fair.
    • The kitchen counter, tables, flowerpots and awning have been built with reclaimed OSB from the London Marathon and ply that was part of a pop-up urban beach built in partnership with the National Trust. 

     

    "Materials Landscape" Stand

    Built from reused wood and installed on site

    100% Design, Earl's Court Exhibition Center, September 2014

     

    Over 27,000 people attended the design fair within a week with our Goldfinger touch at the center.

    One of the largest installations in the show requiring a high level of structural engineering  to allow it to be transported to the site and installed by hand.

    It was a great success all round… Some of the exhibitors even complained in jest that the installation was getting more attention than the materials on display!

    Nama Artisan Foods Fit-Out

    Build and designed tables and shelves 

    Nama, Notting Hill, London, April and October 2014

     

    • We fitted out Nama – a vegan and raw food restaurant – with gorgeous reclaimed tables and this scaffolding shelving unit.
    • Nama offers exciting vegan dishes full of superfoods, raw food courses and detox programmes so we felt we were able to match their positive, sustainable ethos with our own reclaimed materials.

     

    London Collections: Men

    London Fashion Week: Furniture and a Vodka Ice Bar

    Victoria House and The Hospital Club, January 2014

    • The venue fell in love with our bespoke creations so much that they requested to buy the reception desk and two tables, that are now permanent features at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square!
    • We have since been recommissioned to make cabinets for London Fashion Weekend.

     

    Trellick Lamp 

    A piece of London's architectural history 

    Smile Britannia Art Charity Auction, House of Commons, December 2013

    • Goldfinger Factory produced the unique Trellick Lamp- a piece of London’s architectural history, which contains a message about the hidden value of the things we throw away.

    • It is cut from a piece of the Grade 2-Listed Trellick Tower designed by Ernö Goldfinger during the process of construction of the disabled toilets of Goldfinger Factory at 13-15 Golborne Road.

    • It was finished with a bespoke shade by designer Ben Rousseau of "Wasted" at the V&A Museum.
    • The shade uses a recycled wire frame and part of a black rubber conveyor belt, originally purposed for carrying engine parts in a factory, backed with gold melamine and finished with brass eyelets.

    Boxer Gin Modular Bar 

    A fully modular bar made from reclaimed materials

    Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, July 2013 

     

    • Commissioned by Boxer Gin, one of London's hippest gin brands, sold in exclusive outlets such as Selfridges, to design and create a fully modular and reusable bar and lighting system using all reclaimed materials to be reused for pop-up events and other festivals. 

    • Check out the bar in action by clicking on the image on the left!

     

    Redemption Pop-Up

    A food & beverage fit-out for trendy roof space in Hackney

    Netil House, London, July-August 2013

     

     Redemption Sundays offered the reveller of East London a chance to recover from the sins of the night before, by enjoying healthy food and mocktails in an idyllic London setting on the roof of Netil House.

    We helped Redemption to refit the space to meet their requirements for the recurring food and beverage event by providing reclaimed fridges and cookers for their kitchen, custom-made storage and unique soft furnishing products.

    Community Links, Established Pop-Up

    A retail pop-up in one of UK's most premium shopping centres

    Westfield Stratford, London, July 2013

     

    Located in the unit next to Tag Heuer, the charitable pop-up shop ran for 6 weeks and offered a high profile sales space to aspiring entrepreneurs and designers under the Community Links program.

    The design had to be flexible to allow for different types of retailers, whilst being visually impactful as a unit. As this was a charitable venture, budget control was very important. We also had to ensure that the set-up was manufactured predominantly offsite leaving disruption to shoppers at a minimum.

  • SHOP

    Procure items from our Made-in-House line and book creative courses

  • LEARN

    Come and learn some new skills and meet new people

    at our fun creative courses and food education workshops 

    Open Workshop Wednesdays

    every Wednesday from September 7th until September 28th

    between 11am - 7pm

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    This September, to celebrate London Design Festival, we are launching an exclusive product line, Trellick, designed by Tom Dixon. The range, named after the building in which we are situated, will see a stunning convergence of art, design, craft and community.

     

    You are all welcome to have a first hand opportunity to see the iconic furniture being made in situ and to meet our resident artisans.

    Bespoke Carpentry Course

    Every Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm OR Every Saturday 2-5pm

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    Our Bespoke Carpentry Courses are your chance to get down to the heart of woodworking. If you'd like to build yourself an outdoors table for summer meals on balmy evenings -this is your chance! You'll be dipping your toes in the handcrafted furniture waters in your very own upcycling experience (as you will be working with reclaimed wood)! Choose the piece of furniture you'd like to make and our skilled carpenter will guide you from the conception and design right through to crafting your tailor-made piece from scratch. You will learn how to use basic hand tools and more advanced equipment if you attend regularly. Attend by yourself (£120) or as a couple (£180)

     

    BOOK HERE!

    Shoe Découpage Workshop

    Sunday 23rd of October, 2-5pm

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    We all have shoes we don’t wear any more – perhaps we’re bored with them, the colour isn’t right, or we like them so much that we have worn them out. This is your chance to give them a new lease of life! This one of a kind workshop is a fun and practical introduction to the art of decoupage where you will learn composition tips, knife skills and more with collage queen, Gabriela Szulman.

     

    BOOK HERE!

    Corporate Events

    Send an email to info@goldfingerfactory.com to book your next corporate event!

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    We deliver a package tailored to your needs:

    • a day out of the office,
    • an initiation to making,
    • an introduction to upcycling,
    • an opportunity to unleash your creativity,
    • a chance to build strong connections as a team,
    • some healthy food,
    • and a lot of fun!
  • EAT

    Enjoy our deliciously healthy food and cooking events in our community café!

    The People's Kitchen

    Sunday 18th September, Volunteer from 3pm, Feast from 6pm

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    Love food, hate waste? Join our team of food waste warriors to tackle the amount of perfectly edible food that goes to landfill each year and the lack of healthy food available to more deprived communities. How the kitchen works? We collect surplus organic produce from local farms and use it to cook up a delicious community feast. Why not come along? Lend a hand in the kitchen from 3pm, or come and enjoy a donations-based feast from 6pm! See you at the next one!

     

    JOIN OUR PEOPLE'S KITCHEN!

    Morning Gloryville Afterparty

    Saturday 24th September, from 1pm

    @ Goldfinger Factory: 13-15 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NY

     

    The most innovative sober raves in the world... And they run their parties in Portobello once a month where we are their official caterer at the venue and afterparty partners! We gather in the Goldfinger Factory space at 13-15 Golborne Road after a morning of dancing for a deliciously healthy lunch. This time we will be serving up some summery salads, homemade almond mylk, nutrient-dense smoothies and many more!

     

    BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE!

  • JOIN OUR ACADEMY

    The Academy is a platform for the interchange of skills between highly skilled artisans and people who are looking to pursue careers in craft. This exchange is structured around the creative exploration of the reuse of waste materials into beautiful objects and interiors.

    Our Academy Designer Programme

    A platform to develop your craft and pass on your skills

    Our ACADEMY DESIGNERS are local artisans, designers and craftspeople to whom we give access to our workshop facilities and their own studio space to develop their craft and grow their own business. In exchange, we ask them for 1 day per week working for us, providing expertise and training that benefits the local community. We are currently at full capacity but good news we've got 1 studio space becoming available as of 20th June 2016.

     

    PLEASE APPLY HERE!

    Our Academy Trainee Programme

    Get paid to learn with our Scholarship Programme

    Our ACADEMY TRAINEE programme enables companies to sponsor a trainee to learn craft skills . Our Scholarship Programme trains local young people in a swathe of manual skills- such as carpentry, joinery, cabinet making, metalwork and paint effects- with the aim of developing a skill pallet lending itself to them becoming self-supporting craftspeople. This is a particularly hands-on programme with training and applied learning 5 days a week as well as workshop evening classes.

     

    PLEASE APPLY HERE!

    Our Academy Volunteers

    Learn skills, meet people and make a difference

    Our ACADEMY VOLUNTEERS are a huge part of the team whether providing manual help in our workshop or contributing on an administrative level behind the scenes. Our volunteering programme is for people of all ages and is an opportunity to develop new skills, gain experience volunteering in a social enterprise, meet new people and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to the work of Goldfinger Factory.

     

    PLEASE APPLY HERE!

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