However ordinary an object, putting a artful collection of them together can be a very effective visual statement. Lost Found Art is a design company with specialisation in collections, using antique and vintage pieces to create sculptural installations and assemblages.

After looking at Lost Found Art’s collections, which range from antique callipers to stovetop grates, I’m sure you’ll never look at a junk shop in the same way again. Here are some of my favourites (but there are lots more to check out).