ISSUE 16  |  Perfect Accessories

Shopper’s Diary: Retrouvius Reclamation in London

April 21, 2009 10:30 AM

BY Janet Hall

The partners at Retrouvius aim to “bridge the gap between destruction and construction.” Founders Adam Hills and Maria Speake studied architecture before starting their salvage and design business in Glasgow; in 1997, they moved to London and set up shop in Kensal Green. The duo recently overhauled a storefront on Harrow Road, which affords entry into their warehouse facility.

Among the wares on offer:

Above: Reclaimed Oak Parquet Flooring; £22 per square meter.

Above: Complete Set of Nine Clocks, manufactured by Solari & Co. in Italy. Installed in 1971, they overlooked the London Stock Exchange until the mid-1990s.

Above: Metal Rocking Chair designed in 1948 by Ernest Race; reissued by Retrouvius (manufactured exclusively by Race Furniture Ltd. to the original specifications); upholstered in linen, in a choice of three colors; £395. See our earlier post Antiques & Vintage: Ernest Race.