“Populuxe” is a combination of the words “popular” and “luxury” which perfectly describes the statement vintage pieces created by me, Joel.
It all began with me hunting down the perfect sideboard for mine and Mrs P’s own home, only to find what we wanted to be completely unattainable. We changed plan and this resulted in the lucky find of an E Gomme G Plan Tola sideboard being given away that needed some serious attention.
After a lot of sanding, a lick of paint, new legs and new handles a passion was sparked and an idea was born. Several years later Populuxe has gone from hallway to garage to a 2000sq ft studio in South Cheshire that I call home today.
With the aim to create “high end, not high street” furniture, I source predominantly mid-century furniture to be restored and painted to give new life, purpose and of course, the “Populuxe” touch! I also create art by signwriting on old unloved salvaged artwork, turning it into something contemporary, and most of all, fun!
Taking influence from pop culture, fashion, design and the traditional art of sign writing, I like to mix different eras, genres, styles and colours, with each piece finished to the highest of standards to ultimately create a contemporary, stylish one-off piece of furniture that makes a statement in any room!