My Stock List 0

News & Views

Re-use in Action: STONE

Stone is a finite and hard won natural resource. With its distinctive geographical personality it offers a durable surface and textured palette.

Over the years Retrouvius has saved stones from diverse buildings; entire concourse floors, office foyers, fire- places and dead stock from stone masons' yards...even fishmongers' slabs.

#4503 PURBECK LIMESTONE SLABS £245+vat each further details... 
#4502 SHELL LIMESTONE SLAB £295+vat each further details... 
#3034 ASSORTED MARBLE SHELVES from £150+vat each further details... 
Various veined brown marble pieces from £145+vat each further details... 

Make a feature of the broken edge; pieces that are normally skipped can give a sculptural quality. Here we used an old Italian onyx, Alabastro Fiorito. The end cut would normally be considered waste but here it brings character to a splash back.

Stonemason on costs can be expensive. Try to work with the salvaged stone in its existing format and dimensions. Consider patterns that minimise cutting - ladder strips are efficient and utilise one common dimension.

Stone used as bathroom flooring running into a shower may need to be honed to create grip - polished surfaces may be problematic. Likewise, think about entrance spaces and wet and muddy footwear.

Inlay decorative elements like Georgian bullseyes or architectural fragments with less precious slab material. 

Also in News

Postcard from The Outer Hebrides

An update from our project in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The Retrouvius Design studio are doing the interiors of this rare Georgian building that looks out over the southernmost peninsular on the Isle of Harris.

 

 

Read more

Architectural Digest Germany - Summer of LOVE

Thank you to AD Germany for featuring Retrouvius and Adam & Maria's rooftop home in their summer issue — Summer of LOVE.

Read more

RETROUVIUS - ELLE DECORATION

A six storey Regency townhouse in Notting Hill, fully refurbished by our interior design team, features in the July issue of Elle Decoration

Read more

VISIT US

Viewing in-store can be arranged by appointment from 10am - 6pm, Monday to Friday

Read more