Jay & Co
I’m a modern furniture restorer, upcycler and eco designer, and passionate about sustainability and the environment. I source vintage and beautifully crafted pieces of furniture and reimagine them into works of contemporary design, pouring my heart and soul into each creation. Originally from Hackney, I struggled with dyslexia at school and left at 15 with no qualifications, before getting my life on tracking studying for a degree in criminology and philosophy in Buckinghamshire before finding my true vocation in restoration. I now run Jay&Co from a studio in Shropshire, and present three TV shows including The Repair Shop, where I’ve become an unlikely hero in helping to save dying crafts in the UK.