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20 September 2014

Retrouvius & Timorous Beasties Collaborate for the Entrance Walkway to this Year's Decorex, 21-24 September

Based around Hogarth's series; The Rake's Progress, the design studio's collaboration with Timorous Beasties will re-examine Hogarth's scene of Bedlam or "The madhouse".

Decorex at Syon Park runs 21-24 September for full details decorex.com

17 September 2014

HEAVEN ON EARTH - Auction for Kelmscott Manor

A fund raiser for William Morris's Kelmscott Manor to help secure the long term future of the house and conserve and cherish this extraordinarily atmospheric house and its setting.

Childhood visits had a huge influence on Maria and were a formative experience - William Morris described Kelmscott as looking as though it "had grown up out of the soil", so naturally did it seem to emerge form its setting.

25th September 2014 at the Society of Antiquaries of London.

see www.sal.org.uk

16 September 2014

Our London Design Festival picks for House & Garden

Our top picks for the London Design Festival:

The Intelligent Boot - what makes the perfect boot? - an exhibition by Tracey Neuls.

Quentin Blake at the House of Illustration - the newly opened space in King's Cross dedicated to the medium.

Fabien Cappello's lighting installation above the bar at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch - an excellent stop off in the Shoreditch design triangle.

At Home with the Days - an exhibition and online auction of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day's Home. Twentytwentyone, Islington.

Country Houses - Past, Present and Future - Markus Binney introduces 40 years of championing Britain’s architectural heritage at the V&A.

05 September 2014

Queen's Park Design District - London Design Festival 2014

Retrouvius is in excellent company for the inaugural Queen's Park Design District - a hub of events and exhibitions put on by local design companies and businesses - running for the duration of the London Design Festival.
13-21 September, 2014
www.londondesignfestival.com

29 August 2014

Customer Inspiration

04 August 2014

The Sea Bathing Machine

Ex-Retrouvius Jo is behind this excellent project - the sea bathing machine sauna !

And the beautifully kitted out seaweed extracting laboratory and shop Haeckles in Margate.

02 August 2014

We Love LOVELANECARAVANS !

Inspired by 19th century tin tabernacles these cosy portable buildings are built to the maximum floor size possible for towing...so long as the country lane is wide enough!
All built with reclaimed elements—windows, doors, architraves and worktops.

lovelanecaravans.com

01 August 2014

Emery et Cie next visits to their London Showroom

Alexandrine from Emery et Cie will be visiting the London showroom on the following dates: 7th & 8th August, 21st & 22nd August, 12th September, 25th & 26th September.

To book an appointment contact her in advance
alexandrine.harmel@emeryetcie.com 
Retrouvius staff are happy to help at all other times.

01 August 2014

Mid-Century Museum Display Frames

Just a few of these ex-museum display frames remaining - as shown beautifully in the latest issue of Living Etc.
Complete with original stamps and museum stickers.

07 July 2014

Derbyshire Fossil Limestone (Hopton Wood)

Retrouvius has just salvaged a significant quantity of this handsome limestone from the exterior of an early 1950's building in central London.
This indigenous, fossil-rich stone was originally quarried from the same Derbyshire location as our haul salvaged from Sir Frederick Gibberd's iconic Heathrow Airport building in 2010.

Used in significant builds, historical and modern, including Chatworth House and The Royal Festival Hall; the stone conjures images of the Festival of Britain and holds an endearing place in our memories. It epitomises British architecture.

Giving a multitude of uses, Retrouvius has designed it into our projects as flooring, wall cladding, splash backs and surrounds. Rich in crinoid fossils and sea creatures, this iconic stone gives varying warm tones making it ideal for interiors re-use.

Having previously been used to clad an exterior facade this batch is particularly thick. In its original salvaged condition the stone has a weathered surface and polishes up to reveal its hosts of petrified creatures.
We are delighted to have saved it and to have it back in stock and available for re-use.

Prices:
In salvaged condition £145+vat per sq metre
Polished £295+vat per sq metre

27 June 2014

Homes & Interiors SCOTLAND

Homes & Interiors Scotland take a look inside our canal side project. With a sprinkling of tweed.....

29 May 2014

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