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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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Emery et Cie Showroom Appointments

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

10th & 11th January and 7th & 8th February, 2019

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

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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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Sunday Times Style

HELIOS 710 BBC Television Centre with Bella Freud

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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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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 


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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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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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