Old Soul was launched in April 2013, however Troy has been creating art and functional pieces for friends and family for the past 16 years.
Using eclectic combinations of reclaimed timbers, rusted steel and vintage fixtures, Old Soul create feature pieces with an edge. From coffee tables and sideboards, to lighting and office furniture, Old Soul can be found in homes, galleries, bars and cafes Australia wide.
They adore all things vintage, rustic and industrial and have a lot of fun creating each piece. It's a whole lot of love and passion that goes in to each design, and every piece has its own story, its own secret history.
Up-cycling allows Old Soul to take salvaged vintage items and materials and turn them in to something that has a completely different purpose, yet still shows its well worn past with pride and integrity.
All pieces are unique, and custom orders are welcomed. Old Soul is open to ideas and designs; they love a good creative challenge!
Rebecca Ernest + Troy Tamblyn
DESIGNED + MADE IN
St Andrews, Victoria
Where do you get your inspiration?
"Our inspiration comes from the materials we collect; each item has so much potential!"
What has been your favourite piece and why?
"We love the bathrooms that we did for Donny's bar in Manly. It was a fabulous challenge that combined all of our skills. The final result was amazing!"
What is your favourite material to work with?
"It was copper to begin with, then sheet metal but at the moment I'm enjoying using both metal and timber together. They have such beautiful raw qualities and the finishes you can give them are endless."
If you were to expand your product range to something entirely different, what would it be?
"I would love to do sculptures. That would be a fantastic creative outlet."
Describe your products in three words...
"Eclectic. Rustic. Industrial."
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