New Goodies at Retrouvius

The London based salvage and design company, Retrouvius, have found some beautiful things recently, acquiring a number of great pieces ranging from antique chairs, exotic rugs to a pair of striped barber poles!

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ANGLEPOISE SHADE PENDANTS all photos courtesy of Retrouvius

Here are the objects that caught my eye, for more information have a browse through their new stock on their website

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KILIM RUG

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STRAIGHT BACKED YELLOW CHAIRS

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BARBER’S POLE

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TURNED TIMBER BOBBIN CHAIR

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SHOP MIRROR

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ROSEWOOD SIDEBOARD

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Sleeping in a Sea of Dreams

If only you could drift to sleep to the gentle rocking of the waves, listening to the rhythm of the the ocean while you are sent into a deep slumber. Well you can do just that – almost. This bed is made from an old salvaged boat suspended from the ceiling. It’s almost like a steady hardwood hammock or a huge crib. And it even doubles up as a sofa and a rocking chair. Imagine sleeping in a boat suspended several inches from the ground like a floating cocoon. Sounds like bliss…the only issue is attaching it to the ceiling.

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Boat bed/sofa

 

Jennifer Newman Studio’s M-Bamboo Table

Jennifer Newman Studio will be showcasing their new M-Bamboo table at Clerkenwell Design Week this week.

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The M-Bamboo table is the first product designed by the Studio that incorporates bamboo surfaces. And because bamboo is a fast growing, replenishable grass it is also a sustainable resource.

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When bamboo is compressed in to solid material it initially has the appearance of a high quality semi-hard wood, it transforms into a dark hardwood following treatment to avoid bacterial degradation for use outside.

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The table comes in a dark chocolate coloured top for use outside or inside, or in a light caramel top for inside use only.

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The frame of the M-Bamboo table is made of powder-coated aluminium as is the M-Bench which fits the table perfectly.

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Jennifer Newman Studio will be exhibiting their designs in the Farmiloe Building at Clerkenwell Design Week from the 21st-23rd of May.

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Easychair: Transforming Sustainable Furniture

The easychair is designed to fold up and effectively transform into a different chair, reversing the seat and adjusting the height.

Easychair by  Jair Straschnow

The easychair was designed by Amsterdam based designer Jair Straschnow as part of the Grasswork series. The range evolved from a series of experiments in self-assembly furniture and is designed to be simple, space-saving and sustainable.

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The chairs are made from bamboo laminate sheets, a sustainable source.  Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth and can be harvested again and again from the same stalk.