About Nicky & Done up North

Hello! I’m Nicky Cash, the Designer and Brand creator of Done up North

Nicky Cash, Done up North

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Done up North specialises in creating modern high-end, distinctive furniture from characterful but old and tired vintage pieces, often re-working function as well as elevating through new designs.

Although producing upcycled furniture in a variety of styles, Done up North specialises in designing unique geometric surface patterns inspired by Modernist design, which result in luxurious upcycling the likes of which have never been seen before.

I create boutique design statement pieces working closely with my clients whether directly or in collaboration with interior designers.    

I've been sourcing and renovating vintage furniture for a long time so have amassed a vast background of knowledge about all things vintage as well as upcycled, but I'm always striving to innovate with techniques and design. 

Done up North is also provides upcycling consultancy for private clients and businesses to review and design schemes for re-purposing existing décor elements within their interiors.

I've demonstrated what I do at Grand Designs Live London and Birmingham and exhibiting at Clerkenwell Design Week and Design London 2022 under the auspices of The House of Upcycling.

I've appeared at a recent Living North Live sharing the more high-end side of upcycling for interiors through talks to audiences over the course of the event.

As well as designing for clients, I've also dedicated a significant portion of time over the past 4 years in bringing on the next generation of furniture refinishing artists through my In-Studio workshops and online Done up North Design School.

I'm now focussing that time on hosting private workshops and demos for groups and organisations looking to inspire people to think of upcycling first.

More recently, I've been appearing as a designer on the latest series of BBC1s flagship upcycling programme, Money for Nothing, creating a bold geometric luxury bureau / drinks cabinet and an Art Deco-inspired design cabinet and co-ordinating wall mirrors. 

I'm here to help you with stylish ways to salvage, repurpose and upcycle and enjoy the satisfaction of making your home – and life – more filled with creative expression and uniquely yours.   

Get in touch for a chat  - nicky@doneupnorth.com

Nicky x

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Money For Nothing Series 14 Ep 4
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