Across the project’s development, Bleat founder Tristin Norwell became a familiar face in the Retrouvius shop and has incorporated salvaged, reclaimed, vintage and sustainable materials throughout the studio’s multifunctional editing rooms. Earlier this month he gave us the grand tour.
News & Views
14 October 2020
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" ‘During dinner party conversation we were regarded as tantamount to thieves — everyone thought we were nicking fireplaces when people were away on holiday, that sort of thing,’ explains Hills. Yet over the past two decades, the way their work is viewed has changed drastically. ‘People are now aware of food miles, inbuilt obsolescence and the issue of plastic waste. What we do is very much allied to tackling those kinds of problems,’ says Hills. ‘But also important is the narrative and the story. People love to be able to say, “My dining table used to be a school laboratory worktop,” particularly among the chattering classes of west London!’ "
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