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Emery et Cie "Exceptional Sale"

Emery et Cie are holding a Sale of stock on 23rd November in Brussels. 

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Bella Freud's apartment in Corriere Living

Italian magazine, Corriere Living, publishes Bella Freud's apartment. 

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AD Germany Design Summit

On November 26th the AD Germany Design Summit is held in Munich. Maria Speake has been invited as a guest on a panel discussion. 

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The World of Interiors "Perfect Specimens"

We welcomed Jessica Haynes, Miranda Sinclair and Neil Mersh into the warehouse to photograph their Perfect Specimens shoot for the World of Interiors December issue. 

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Cast Iron shelving system in The World of Interiors

Max Egger's shoot showcasing shelvs, plinths, corbals and frames included Retrouvius stock Lucy and Co. Cast Iron Shelving System. 

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Re-use in Action: Lots Road Cafe

Alan Davis, owner of this intimate neighbourhood cafe in the heart of The Lots Road Design District invited Retrouvius for brunch and to give us a tour of his cafe designed using vintage items and salvage sourced from Retrouvius.

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A retrouvians Favourite stock: Kuan

Kuan joined the architectural design team at Retrouvius in 2016. Her favourite piece is the Ceramic Cauldron Ex Glass Kiln.

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Reclaiming Style in Psychologies Magazine

Our second edition book Reclaiming Style has been featured in the November issue of Psychologies magazine. 

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Bella Freud's apartment in AD Germany

AD Germany publishes Bella Freud's London apartment. 

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The Land Gardeners - new book

Design Clients The Land Gardeners have a new book out and we love it.

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Homes & Garden's Colour Bible

Featured in the Homes & Gardens November Issue supplement The Colour Bible

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Re-use in action: leather

Retrouvius were contacted last week by a commercial upholstery company who were downsizing storage because of the "casual dining crisis" - (recent closures of several high profiles chain restaurants). 
A small mountain of surplus leather leftover from four decades of restaurant and pub fit outs was available for Retrouvius to salvage.

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Arts & Crafts cabinets from Maggs Bros. LTD

Adam has recently acquired an exceptional set of bespoke furniture in the Arts & Crafts style from Maggs Bros LTD, one of the world's largest antiquarian manuscript and booksellers.

www.maggs.com

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Retrouvius at LDF19

Over London Deisgn Festival last week, Adam and Maria both were a part of conversation panels at 100% Design and at The Pimilco Design District programme of events for LDF. 

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Emery et Cie Autumn Appointments

Gabriela from the Brussels office of Emery et Cie will be in our London showroom October 10th and 11th and November 7th and 8th.

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House & Garden October 2019

Our Victorian Terrace House featured in House & Garden magazine

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Emery Et Cie September Appointments

Gabriela from the Brussels office of Emery et Cie will be in our London showroom in September.

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A RETROUVIANS FAVOURITE STOCK

Angelika, book keeper and accounts department since 2010.
Favourite piece - Mid Century French Tapestry with Bulls

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Maria in conversation at Decorex 2019

Maria will be in conversation at Decorex International at Olympia London on the 8th October 12pm-12.45pm.

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Salvage Haul - The Cumberbatch Building, Trinity College, Oxford.

THE CUMBERBATCH BUILDING (1965 - 2019)
Despite the campaign by The C20th Society, The Cumberbatch Building at Trinity College, Oxford is now being demolished. 
Adam was approached by a Fellow at the College to save what he could.

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19th Sept 2pm: Adam in conversation 100% DESIGN

The Importance of Restoration in a Circular Economy

Roddy Clarke in coversation with Adam Hills & Polly Waite & Aiveen Daly

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18th Sept 4pm: London Design Festival Talk

Maria will be in conversation with Bernie De Le Cuona, Helen Chislett and Oliver Heath at the De Le Cuona showroom for LDF2019

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New Stock

The Future of Salvage

THE FUTURE OF SALVAGE

Adam returned from a recent weekend at Glastonbury with a message from The Greenpeace Field: 

"If not you, who? If not now, when?"

Increasingly Retrouvius are asked what the future of salvage is. 

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Summer stock in the Warehouse

Our latest stock

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Salvage stock on set with Mandarin Stone

Retrouvius lights on set at Mandarin Stone shoot

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Re-Use in Action: Doors

In our RE-USE IN ACTION section of our website we share our experience of informed handling and salvaged material saved over the years. 

Retrouvius aim to demystify the re-use process and inspire the use of specific materials in your own project.

Re-use In Action: Doors
Doors are one of the most commonly reused architectural salvage components.

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House & Garden Festival

Join House & Garden Editor, Hatta Byng in conversation with Retrouvius' Maria Speake and Adam Hills at the House & Garden Festival in June where they will be discussing reclaiming the past, and the future of salvage and the reuse of materials. 

We have a small number of tickets to give away (RRP £20) to Retrouvius customers. To reserve a seat please contact mail@retrouvius.com

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A Retrouvians Favourite Stock

Esther joined the interior design team in 2012. Her favourite piece are Mirrored glass pendants with golden shades. 
With a golden sparkle, only to be matched by Esther herself, these elegant mirrored pendants give off a beautiful elegant and functional light.

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ELLE DECORATION: CELEBRATING 30 STYLISH YEARS

Elle Decoration features Retrouvius in their anniversary issue, celebrating the influential names, interiors, icons and trends that have defined three decades of style in the home. 

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Architectural Digest Germany - 200 most influential in design world

Retrouvius have been included in Architectural Digest Germany's special 200th edition — featuring their pick of the 200 most influential designers, architects and visionaries in the industry.

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Bella Freud's apartment in The World of Interiors

The June issue of The World of Interiors featuring Bella Freud's new apartment, designed and built by Retrouvius is out now.

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London Craft Week with Lot Collaboration

Thank you to the ladies at Lot Collaboration for London Craft Week 2019 in Retrouvius warehouse

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House & Garden's Designer of the year

We are thrilled that Maria Speake, Creative Director of Retrouvius Design - is House & Garden's Interior Designer of the Year 2019.

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LOT Collaboration — London Craft Week 2019

RETROUVIUS are delighted to be hosting three makers during London Craft Week 2019.

We welcome jewellers Sarah Pulvertaft, Jed Green and embroidery Beatrice Mayfield to show in our space.

Exhibition opening hours:
12pm - 6pm: Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th May

IN CONVERSATION

2pm on Saturday 11th May

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AD 100 Collector Issue

Architectural Digest France feature Retrouvius in the 2019 AD100 Collector Issue, dedicated to the very best of interior design.

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Our Book - 2nd Edition, Reclaiming Style

Our first book published by Ryland Peter's & Small is now available in its 2nd edition.

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Conversations in Design - London Design Week 2019 (Chelsea Harbour)

Three accomplished designers – Maria Speake, co-founder of Retrouvius, Shalini Misra and Staffan Tollgård – consider the business lessons they learnt in building their award-winning interior design practices.

DESIGN BRIEFING: BLUEPRINT FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Sunday 10 March, 3 – 4pm

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Emery et Cie Showroom Appointments

Gabriela from the Brussels office of Emery et Cie will be in our London showroom on the following dates:

7th & 8th March
4th & 5th April
2nd & 3rd May

To make an appointment please email Gabriela.Gavrilut@emeryetcie.com

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Elle Decoration NL

Elle Decoration NL - HELIOS 710 Appartment 

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Kitchen Living by Gestalten

A kitchen by Retrouvius Design is included in a new book by Gestalten.

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AD France JANVIER / FÉVRIER 2019 - BBC Television Centre

AD France feature our design for a duplex apartment at the former Television Centre in White City.

A collaboration with knitwear queen Bella Freud.

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Retrouvius save Sir Edwin Lutyens tables from the boardroom of The Midland Bank

Retrouvius has saved this set of tables made by Sir Edwin Lutyens for the head office of Midland Bank on Poultry Lane, London EC2.

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Maria's Favourite Painting: Country Life

'It’s not about looking onto a view, but about capturing the abstract quality of light.'

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World of Interiors: December 2018

The December issue of World of Interiors just arrived and features ten pages of our project in Kent - the reinvigoration of a Hugh Casson house. 

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Helios 710 Television Centre, White City

An Elegant Penthouse Designed by Maria Speake and Bella Freud

After a three-year transformation, Television Centre - the former BBC headquarters in White City - has reopened as a mixed-use development. At its heart is The Helios: a circular Grade II listed Modernist building opened in 1960 and now home to apartments. Bella Freud and Maria Speake were invited to design Helios 710, a penthouse created by the architects Piercy&Company.

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Adam offers salvage advice

Adam gives advice on window re-use in Period Living

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House & Garden Top 100

Salvaged Leather Panels

RETROUVIUS has just saved many worn and patinated leather fronted panels. Once forming shelves in a prominent and famous London library the tactile leather surfaces are highly distressed and torn in places from years of use.

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Barn Storming for Country Life

Maria offers advice on barn conversions — and how to make the right decisions when choosing anything and everything from textiles to furniture for large spaces.

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London Craft Week 2018

Maria Speake of our Retrouvius Design team, Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds and textile and surface designer Daniel Heath discuss sustainability, re-use and their approach to crafting with Wallpaper* journalist Bethan Ryder.

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HOUSE & GARDEN CREATIVE KITCHENS - 3 OF OUR DESIGNS MAKE THE CUT

Thank you to the House & Garden team for including our home designs in the kitchens edit of the current Feb 2018 issue.

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Christmas Spirits at RETROUVIUS with BOROUGH WINES

Enjoy guided tastings with a few of Borough Wine's favourite producers – Quick Brown Fox, Puni Italian Whisky and Surendran & Bownes. Hear the stories behind the bottles, sample the spirits and sip cocktails. 

Thursday 14th December, 7pm start 

Tickets via BOROUGH WINES

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ALFRED STEVENS FESTOON FIRE SURROUNDS by COALBROOKDALE

Our latest stock includes two festoon fire surrounds designed by Alfred Stevens and manufactured by Coalbrookdale in 1875.

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Schöner Wohnen

House tour with Retrouvius Design client Bella Freud

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Vogue November 2017

Re-Use IDEAS: Handmade Paper - Wall Coverings

We have just salvaged a quantity of unbound copies of Christopher Isherwood's, A Single Man, printed on quality handmade paper. We also have unbound copies of Sherlock Holmes books. 

Both are suitable for reuse as interesting wall coverings.

See stock items #0572 #0552

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Schöner Wohnen

Schöner Wohnen interview Maria in their latest issue.

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Emily's House blog interview with Maria

read the article here

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CRAFT WEEK TALK: Maria Speake & footwear designer Tracey Neuls in conversation with Hettie Judah

As part of London Craft Week, Retrouvius are delighted to host a talk exploring the tactile nature of materials in our design processes. 

With our good friends Tracey Neuls and Hettie Judah.

Saturday 6th May, 2-4pm
£15+vat (limited places)

To book tickets please contact mail@retrouvius.com or via eventbrite

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COLUMN INSPRIATION - The World of Interiors May issue

Thank you to Max Egger and the marvellous World of Interiors team for using the Retrouvius terrazzo panel and mini marble columns as a back drop to their swatch May issue. We enjoyed hosting you!

Beautiful pictures by Anders Gramer.

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SALVAGE ADVICE - GRAND DESIGNS

We give salvage advice for your home project in the latest Grand Designs magazine.

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W. Lucy & Co. Perfect Adjustable Shelving

Retrouvius has just salvaged many sets of Edwardian era shelving from a well loved university library.

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