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World of Interiors: December 2018

The December issue of World of Interiors just arrived and features ten pages of our project in Kent - the reinvigoration of a Hugh Casson house. 

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Helios 710 Television Centre, White City

An Elegant Penthouse Designed by Maria Speake and Bella Freud

After a three-year transformation, Television Centre - the former BBC headquarters in White City - has reopened as a mixed-use development. At its heart is The Helios: a circular Grade II listed Modernist building opened in 1960 and now home to apartments. Bella Freud and Maria Speake were invited to design Helios 710, a penthouse created by the architects Piercy&Company.

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Sunday Times Style

HELIOS 710 BBC Television Centre with Bella Freud

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Adam offers salvage advice

Adam gives advice on window re-use in Period Living

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House & Garden Top 100

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.

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Barn Storming for Country Life

Maria offers advice on barn conversions — and how to make the right decisions when choosing anything and everything from textiles to furniture for large spaces.

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London Craft Week 2018

Maria Speake of our Retrouvius Design team, Guy Hills of Dashing Tweeds and textile and surface designer Daniel Heath discuss sustainability, re-use and their approach to crafting with Wallpaper* journalist Bethan Ryder.

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HOUSE & GARDEN CREATIVE KITCHENS - 3 OF OUR DESIGNS MAKE THE CUT

Thank you to the House & Garden team for including our home designs in the kitchens edit of the current Feb 2018 issue.

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Christmas Spirits at RETROUVIUS with BOROUGH WINES

Enjoy guided tastings with a few of Borough Wine's favourite producers – Quick Brown Fox, Puni Italian Whisky and Surendran & Bownes. Hear the stories behind the bottles, sample the spirits and sip cocktails. 

Thursday 14th December, 7pm start 

Tickets via BOROUGH WINES

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ALFRED STEVENS FESTOON FIRE SURROUNDS by COALBROOKDALE

Our latest stock includes two festoon fire surrounds designed by Alfred Stevens and manufactured by Coalbrookdale in 1875.

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Schöner Wohnen

House tour with Retrouvius Design client Bella Freud

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Vogue November 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

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Schöner Wohnen

Schöner Wohnen interview Maria in their latest issue.

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Emily's House blog interview with Maria

read the article here

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CRAFT WEEK TALK: Maria Speake & footwear designer Tracey Neuls in conversation with Hettie Judah

As part of London Craft Week, Retrouvius are delighted to host a talk exploring the tactile nature of materials in our design processes. 

With our good friends Tracey Neuls and Hettie Judah.

Saturday 6th May, 2-4pm
£15+vat (limited places)

To book tickets please contact mail@retrouvius.com or via eventbrite

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COLUMN INSPRIATION - The World of Interiors May issue

Thank you to Max Egger and the marvellous World of Interiors team for using the Retrouvius terrazzo panel and mini marble columns as a back drop to their swatch May issue. We enjoyed hosting you!

Beautiful pictures by Anders Gramer.

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SALVAGE ADVICE - GRAND DESIGNS

We give salvage advice for your home project in the latest Grand Designs magazine.

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W. Lucy & Co. Perfect Adjustable Shelving

Retrouvius has just salvaged many sets of Edwardian era shelving from a well loved university library.

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