"My name is Thomas Baumberger, and I started upcycling approximately ten years ago. The reason was that I was looking for lamps, and I couldn’t find what I was looking for. After visiting several shops, I decided to build my own. Luckily my first training was an apprenticeship as an electrician, so I had the necessary skills.
"I had a lot of fun making the lamp for myself, so I didn’t stop after I had built all my stuff. That was when I started selling my products and, over the years, my favourites became lamps.
It’s very inspiring to stroll around flea markets and check out the thrift shops. The exchange with other upcyclers is also a way to find and discuss new ideas and projects. upcycledhour.co.uk is also an excellent platform