07 October 2015

Calligraphy with Betty Soldi & Paper Cutting with the Poshette Twins

Building on the success and demand for our work shop with Betty Soldi held earlier this year we are hosting another in October. With the addition of paper cutting with the talented Poshette twins!

Calligraphy workshops of expressive handwriting with Betty Soldi and paper cutting with Edition Poshette.

Wednesday 7th October
✪ 6.30pm for a 7pm start 

Thursday 8th October
✪ 10.30am for an 11am start
✪ 6.30pm for a 7pm start

£85 per workshop - limited places all materials, drinks & eats included

Three identical workshops repeated over two days. Choose the date and time that suits you most. 
To book please contact us or tel. 0208 960 6060

Limited availability - advanced booking essential

19 September 2015

Maria in conversation with Elle Decoration - 23rd September

Wednesday 23 September
11.30am – 12.30pm

Hosted by ELLE Decoration

Design Club, Third Floor, South Dome

Designer Maria Speake of Retrouvius talks to deputy editor Ben Spriggs about her original design approach. Heading up the internationally renowned design studio since 1993, her imaginative interiors are motivated by the beauty of reclaimed materials. Discover how a commitment to the craftsmanship and story behind salvaged treasures provides an inspiring new vision for modern, highly individual living spaces.  
How to Book:
Talk: ‘Reclaiming the Past to Design for the Future'
When: Wednesday 23 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10
Cost: £10
Tel: 020 7352 1900
Book online:

Tickets are limited – advance booking is recommended. This event is taking place as part of the Conversations in Design programme at Focus/15.

20 August 2015

Cabin for sale - Lizard Peninsula Cornwall

Friends of Retrouvius are selling their wonderful cabin built over the last 5 years on the edge of a beautiful woodland on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

"Sitting in a 3 acre meadow in a beautiful spot on the
edge of a 4 acre woodland it leads down to the Helford river and Tremayne quay. An amazing project … restoring the land and woods … felling the trees and building with our friends we felled 48 trees (douglas fir) down the hill from the meadow under the guidance of our friend Hakan from Sweden (… they were seasoned and then worked into the old swedish shape for cabin building (flat walls not the rounded log american style)
Walls are 6 inches thick and chinked with sheeps wool the cabin aesthetic is inspired both by scandanavian heritage and the arts and crafts movement".

Enquires to Richard Stewart

19 August 2015

RETROUVIUS & PerfumerH collaborate for London Design Festival 2015


To celebrate the creation of Perfumer H – British perfumer Lyn Harris introduces a new fragrance: oak at the Retrouvius warehouse for London Design Week 2015. 

As part of The Queen's Park Design District, Retrouvius is designing a space within the warehouse to experience the oak scent. 

September 19, 21-26th September.

Press enquiries to

07 August 2015

Highly Recommended Comedy at The Edinburgh Fringe!

Gay Furnish: Flirt Coach
6th - 30th August 

04 August 2015

Emery et Cie Showroom appointments

Alexandrine from Emery et Cie's Brussels office will be available in the London showroom:

20th & 21st August
3rd & 4th, 17th & 18th September
1st & 2nd, 15th & 16th, 29th & 30th October
12th & 13th, 26th & 27th November

To make an appointment with Emery et Cie specialists please contact or +44 (0) 208 969 0222

We are happy to show you around at all other times.

04 August 2015

Salvaged Lab Tops Just In!

We've just salvaged over 100 linear metres of iroko lab top from school science classrooms. 

New in stock!

We've used them throughout our recent design projects for their qualities of warmth, patina, grain, durability, versatility etc.

Hardwood worktops

10 July 2015


To view our sales stock click here

08 July 2015

Hermaion: Happy Accident, Lucky Find

New exhibition of works by Amanda Schiff 
3 July - 28 August 2015

Like a modern-day mudlark, the artist, writer and filmmaker Amanda Schiff spends her days trawling for the lost and found. Using abandoned objects, images and texts, she creates assemblages that evoke ambiguous and unsettling narratives.

Schiff's new exhibition, 'HERMAION', explores her fascination with things that have survived 'by chance or miracle'. The exhibition, installed within a domestic setting in an 18th century Huguenot silk weaver's house, takes its name from the gift of Hermes, the trickster god of the Greeks. Hermaion is the lucky find, the happy accident, the unexpected windfall. It describes both Schiff's imaginative process in making the work and the surprising results.

Using orphaned objects, whose makers are almost certainly long dead and whose purpose is outworn or forgotten, Schiff conjures up fictional narratives, encapsulating them within one-of-a-kind boxes.

16th July, 7pm: Amanda Schiff in conversation with Sophie Balhetchet
13th August, 7pm: Gallery talk and reading with Amanda Schiff.

11 Princelet St. London E1 6QH

by appointment only

20 June 2015

The Value of Art - in conversation with Design client Hannah Rothschild

Brilliant programme with Grayson Perry and Hannah Rothschild on Start The Week with Andrew Marr:

click here:

19 June 2015


Signed copies of the Retrouvius book Reclaiming Style will be available at the SALVO fair held June 27th and 28th June at Fawley Hill.

05 June 2015

House & Garden Top Designers

Many thanks to all at House & Garden for their continued support and for including Retrouvius in their pick of top interior designers!