16 October 2017

On site with our design team

Our team are nearing completion with this new build in West London — a landlocked site, former studios, into an elegant top lit home with salvage throughout.

09 October 2017

Vogue November 2017

We are delighted to be included in Vogue's focus "how we decorate now" — Huge thanks to Fiona Golfar for including our design team alongside so many talented and inspiring people.

08 October 2017

Betty Soldi - Inkspired!

We highly recommend our good friend Betty Soldi's book Inkspired — a book about the beauty of how handwriting makes you feel from Swirls with a pencil to letterforms with pens, and calligraphy. A celebration of all creativity.

published by Kyle Books

24 September 2017

Antiques Anonymous Sunday 24th September

Retrouvius will be taking part in the inaugural "Antiques Anonymous" — a flea market collaboration of 80 dealers of art, antiques and design along Church Street, NW8. 

We're honoured to be part of this long running community of antique dealers.

Sunday 24th September 11am to 5pm.

22 September 2017

Re-Use IDEAS: Handmade Paper - Wall Coverings

We have just salvaged a quantity of unbound copies of Christopher Isherwood's, A Single Man, printed on quality handmade paper. We also have unbound copies of Sherlock Holmes books. 

Both are suitable for reuse as interesting wall coverings.

See stock items #0572 #0552

14 September 2017

House & Garden: Retrouvius Victorian adjustable shelving systems from a library — perfect kitchen storage solution

See our stock items #9170, #9072, #9043, #8987

07 September 2017

Salvaged Leather Panels

RETROUVIUS has just saved many worn and patinated leather fronted panels. Once forming shelves in a prominent and famous London library the tactile leather surfaces are highly distressed and torn in places from years of use.

The panels date from the mid 19th century. With oak bull nose fronts on the leading edge and mounted on pine they offer re-use as wall cladding or as fronts to cupboards and drawers.

For sale in its original condition the surface is in places friable, fragile and powdery but treatable with leather food / lanolin to bring back colour and texture.

further details...

04 September 2017

Maria interviewed in Schöner Wohnen

01 September 2017


Thank you to Elle Decoration UK for featuring a bathroom from a Dorset Farmhouse the Retrouvius Design team worked on.

Slatted shuttering, heavily patinated old oak boards and fossil limestone — all salvaged, help give this family a relaxed space to share reading, washing and bathing.

24 August 2017

Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours

Retrouvius will be open as usual this Saturday 26th August 10am to 6pm.

We will be closed on Monday 28th August.

21 August 2017

Design Projects Completing

Several design projects have reached completion over the summer months.  

This five storey family home in Hampstead required a complete refurbishment and new design.

The original building was discovered to be wonderfully constructed and we chose to celebrate this craftsmanship by exposing a stairwell elevation that can be enjoyed across several floors.

Salvaged Crittall doors are used to partition bathing and dressing spaces. Panels of thick veined Cipollino marble rescued from a local mason’s yard are book matched to create a patterned back drop to a wet room. 

14 August 2017


Our design team are seeking a new part II architect to join the team.

We are a small, friendly, North West London design studio and salvage warehouse working together and in collaboration with other makers and craftspeople to create homes and environments that are less run of the mill for our clients. 

We love to explore new possibilities and ideas to deliver something special and unique, whether it is residential, commercial or new build sustainable housing. 

One of our mantras is more is less, just imagine Morris on an acid trip.

If you are frustrated by beige and care about the environment - both domestic and global and are motivated, organised and practical we welcome your application to join the Retrouvius family. 

A full knowledge of VectorWorks, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and InDesign is required.

Applications to