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owner georgina




My love of transforming furniture has been a lifelong affair and something which I can remember doing as a child with my mother, who herself took great inspiration from her Norwegian roots and the "Scandi style" when creating pieces of furniture. 


It was when my husband and I bought our first home many years ago that I really began to transform furniture and create beautiful pieces for our home. With not much money but expensive tastes I had no option but to create my own.


In March 2016 I created my vintage furniture redesigning business which is called 'Rubar and Scandi', named after our two sons Rupert and Barnaby and giving a nod to my Scandinavian heritage.


Designs and visions of pieces created at Rubar and Scandi are constantly evolving. I take a lot of inspiration from nature and fashion thinking of ways to push the boundaries of what is physically possible when redesigning a vintage piece of furniture. With a full package service offering sourcing the ideal piece of furniture, digitally designing the piece (including liaising with the client on the design), creating the piece to then organising a streamlined delivery service with our trusted couriers; I wish to set myself apart from the rest by offering a fully conceptual design process to the finished bespoke article being safely delivered to you.


In between painting and refinishing pieces of furniture I also lead a busy family life (with Mr Rubar and Scandi, as he is affectionately known, our two sons, two dogs, cat and brood of fluffy chickens) at our home in rural Devon which we are in the process of  renovating having relocated across the country in Spring 2020. 



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