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
08 April 2020
RE-USE IN ACTION: DESIGNING FOR BATHROOMSShare +
Rooms for bathing are essential in times of lockdown and often the only place in the house with a lock on the door. But where to put the "stuff" for pampering and indulging the senses?
Here are some of our design studio's solutions to creating a calming and sensual atmosphere - and most importantly, a place for all bathing essentials; be it book, bubble bath or Beaujolais.
Old hand illustrated delft tiles make a decorative tray inlay.
Adam salvaged this brilliant piece of pink marble sanitary ware and we paired it with a small pine framed mirror and lighting from our warehouse collection.
A vintage enamel shelf offers a simple storage solution for bath oils. We re-used our client's existing bathtub and had it re-enamelled on site.
A really good sized piece of vintage furniture re-used as a washstand is great way of adding storage and character and some pieces are easily adapted to incorporate small basins.
Bespoke boxing creates a sense of calm and doubles up as a shelf for bathing products and books, and offers a ledge to support larger vintage mirrors.
We adapted this simple Edwardian oak cabinet to hold a wash basin to match a re-finished antique bath. A vintage wall mounted shaving mirror from our showroom is space saving in a tight corner.
Recycled old shaving cream pots and jars creates a cheap and affordable Edmund de Waal display for the day's unction.
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