This Autumn, The New Craftsmen presents ‘Ways of Seeing’: a collaborative project bringing together maker and interior designer. The New Craftsmen will invite three prestigious interior designer studios - Maria Speake, Founder of Retrouvius; Emma Burns, Senior Design Director at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler; and Sasha von Meister and Tom Bartlett, Directors of Waldo Works - to explore the different ways they view and value craft.
News & Views
16 December 2019
RE-USE IN ACTION: FOLIOSShare +
RE-USE IN ACTION: FOLIOS
Sometimes Retrouvius are offered a unique batch of material and we have to think laterally about its reuse.
Such was the case with four pallets of redundant Victorian art folios from a famous London museum, once used to store collections of drawings and prints.
Beautifully made, we realised that the best re-use for them was to open them out to maximise surface area and to expose their fine patinated red leather spines and red buckram over board covering.
The rich colour gives a gentleman's club character.
Our design team have used them in their original condition in home offices and our warehouse has 100+ for sale and re-use.
Try using the folios as panelling to cupboard door fronts, trimming to size if required.
Think of future re-use potential: we prefer using tacks and use glue sparingly.
Stock item #0381
FOLIO CASES IN RED LEATHER