Meet 'Bromog Custom Works'
Interior Decor with a Difference
Let me introduce myself, my name is Steven Mogolofsky of Bromog Custom Works based in the heart of east London. Bromog Custom Works was created in March 2020. At Bromog Custom Works we reimagine, recreate automotive parts and materials into bespoke interior decor, lighting, and furniture, all the items I create are handmade and unique one-off pieces.
It all started in 2019 when I started collecting car parts that had great style and engineering, along with materials like leather that had been discarded for no reason other than a dislike to its fitment. These items have had time and effort being made, along with great quality and history to them, this is why they need to be saved and repurposed, at this moment that is when the ideas started and I began making items and incorporating the parts and materials into them to give a unique twist on interior decor, lighting and more.
During March 2020, I put a collection of items together, which when I started sharing them on social media people started commenting and showing an interest in these items. Asking me if they were for sale and what else could be made. I was then contacted about stalling at the Henley decor fair for the first time in September 2020, the reception Bromog Custom Works received from my items was overwhelming and that is when it became a business and not just my hobby.
After the first event I decided to continue to build on what I had so far with further items that were totally unique and unseen before like the Morris traveller cabinet and Rolls-Royce drinks barrel. Showing these at following decor fairs and shows has allowed me to sell items and create further ideas along the way, also enabling me to take on commissions and collaborations.
I am excited to say I am part of a collective called The House of Upcycling who have also helped me expand my reach by allowing me to take part in shows like The Salvaged Home Show in Bristol and Grand Designs Live at London’s Excel Centre.
I’m currently in the process of building some high-end pieces as part of a collaboration with a company called Special Reserve. The first piece has just been finished and will be on Bromog Custom Works social media pages very soon for people to see. Then a host of other pieces are also being created separately to this, all of which will be for sale via the website.
Inspiration for me comes mainly through my own thinking and creative drawings, normally after I see the piece I want to recreate, I think of ways it could be reused and ways to make it work within an idea.
I also use my platform to discuss an idea to see how others perceive the idea and design.
There are some amazing talented people who I also take inspiration from whether it may be an idea that I can rework to make it individual or even a colour that may work with a piece I have.
The process of visualising and then repurposing an item into a Bromog Custom Works bespoke item varies, generally within the first few glances of an item I can envision the piece I’m going to recreate. Then the magic begins from pen to paper, the items new journey then begins, I then take the item apart to clean or preserve. If this piece is going to be a lamp for example, it’s then piecing all the parts together, so they become one uniform piece. This may include mounting the item and if the item requires a lampshade, then making a bracket that fits the item and supports the light fitting.
The aim is to create all manner of items using recycled automotive materials to give it a new lease of life, into bespoke and unique home decor, such as furniture and lighting. It could be a desk tidy made using automotive pistons and carriers or it could also be formula one fuel collectors turned into lighting.
I would say the majority of the pieces I create tend to be done in a way that makes them bespoke compared to others because of my ideas and use of materials.
When I can use parts people have never seen before it makes the items unique and unable to be replicated, I also create designs that I believe enables my items to be used in multiple settings and interior styles, I try to use things like seatbelts instead of standard seat webbing as there more than able to withstand the tensions required, they also make the item more individual.
Ultimately what makes brands unique is their ability to create something different which others are not generally able to because of their experiences, feeling or inspirations they able to create something that has not been made before and I hope that’s what I’m able to do with my creations.
All the parts and materials I use are from automotive vehicles, whether it be a classic car that was being stripped for refurbishment or newer cars that were discarding parts under warranty and were able to be saved, to more bespoke vehicles like formula 1, touring cars or endurance championship winning vehicles.
I occasionally use pieces from alternative transportation such as planes, helicopters or even military tanks.
I also like to use as much reclaimed materials as possible such as wood or glass, providing the items can be of sufficient quality and are safe for the clients to use.
Sustainability is key, by saving all the materials I can not only am I able to repurpose them but also stop things being discarded and destroyed at local recycling depots.
I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me along this journey so far and thank you to everyone who has purchased from me. I am overjoyed when people love what I have made and see the idea and warm to it.
Even more so if it brings back cherished memories from loved vehicles.
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