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
15 January 2019
RE-USE IN ACTION: MAHOGANY MUSEUM CABINETSShare +
Salvaged from an array of wonderful and inspiring museums these traditional pieces became redundant as archival techniques modernised.
Made by the finest Victorian joiners from precious hardwoods they can be reused as kitchen islands.
Using these items allows a quality of joinery that would be incredibly expensive if bought new.
It might not be possible to use modular modern appliances in an old cabinet but it can sometimes work; original doors can clad integrated appliances, cutting away cabinet floor can create space and additional glazed section can be replaced with marble or hardwood top.
Modern elements; mirrored glazing, fabrics etc. can visually lighten the formal look.
Our ex-museum mahogany cabinets have been carefully adapted by friend of Retrouvius, Pierre Bonnefille, to house and display sets of lunettes at French lunetier, Maison Bonnet.
Retrouvius has many mahogany museum cabinets in a variety of designs for sale.
All are of exceptional quality and craftsmanship and ready for your re-use.
#1843 Flame mahogany cupboards — £1,950+vat each click here
#1828 Large museum display cabinet — £3,500+vat for both click here
#1818 Museum island unit — £3,500+vat click here
photographs courtesy © Tom Fallon, @nick_qs, Jo Bridges