We recently stopped by to catch up with Robert Nicholas, Asheville’s King of Upcycling. We always enjoy a stroll through his shop. Robert has a distinctive eye for picking vintage objects and crafting light fixtures that defy conventional scale and textures. The same keen eye curates the shops collection of curiosities that creates a sense of discovery and fun for guests. No doubt — he is the master of his domain! So, stop by 37 Paynes Way soon and enjoy the adventure. Cheers!
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Kelly and I stopped down to visit with Robert today at SPLURGE to discuss some potential ventures within the creative community. He was busy making various custom light fixtures for a client. I can never resist poking around his gallery of artful curiosities. Above are a few of my favorites. Cheers!
Kelly and Chett went down to the Wedge to see Hayden Dakota Wilson’s opening at Ananda West next to Splurge. Hayden is an Asheville native and second generation glass blower. He has been working professionally as a blower and caster for the past six years. Currently, he manages the hot shop at the Asheville Glass Center where he makes art and teaches classes. Want to see more? Click here.
Following a tour of Bert King’s mid-century addition at Asheville High School I stopped in to visit Robert at Splurge. It was a long, cold winter and the rumor was he had just what I needed — a big O — in neon. As if one wasn’t enough he has a dozen more set to hit the gallery tomorrow. Better get in line! Robert is Asheville’s King of Upcylcing and he is the guy many folks look to for artful additions and rustic theatrics to their interiors. He is consulting and adding his vision to several downtown restaurants today.
Wanting more? Click here or stop by his gallery behind the Wedge studios in the River Arts District. Tell him Troy sent you!
I attended the opening of a new shop, Splurge, on Thursday night – a few steps down from the Wedge Brewery in the River Arts District. Though I use the word shop, the experience was that of a gallery given the artistic vision and curated collection of vintage furnishings and curiosities created by the owner, Robert Nicholas, and a handful of his artistic friends. Robert has a distinctive eye for picking vintage objects and crafting light fixtures that defy conventional scale and textures. So, if you have a space that’s beggin’ for a conversational focal piece stop by 123B Roberts St. Bring a truck!