Nestled in Brick Lane’s adjacent Sclater Street, Type is a beautiful independent run by two artists selling reclaimed vintage furniture, custom made furniture and sustainable products from emerging craftspeople. Type is best known for its vast selection of period and antique typewriters including brands such as Olivetti, Royal and Adler, that make wonderful pieces of art and talking points for your home. For the visually wired and graphically inclined, Type’s old fashioned and authentic typography theme promises to delight with typewriter keychains and hand made greeting cards.
Type is one of Brick Lane’s hidden treasures, with modestly priced vintage furniture made of salvaged steel & old growth wood with a gritty industrial feel set against neon tipped vases, iconic London themed artwork and quirky lamps made from old-school cameras. Type adopts a charming ‘lost and found’ aesthetic, with shabby chic coffee tables fashioned from old wooden floorboards and customised eccentric pieces welded together to create unique art objects.
A coffee table redesigned from an old kindergarten school table costs about £45 and a Type salvaged steel table costs £475.
WeLikeShopping Tip: Explore out of the ordinary decorative home accessories such as Type’s unusual carousel lights to add an injection of kitsch fun to your living room.