Retrouvius is a salvage specialist run by husband-and-wife team Maria Speake and Adam Hills. Their showroom in northwest London is stacked full of architectural objets trouvés, including terrazzo columns from former Liverpool department store Lewis’s and mahogany cabinets from the Natural History Museum. For those people not in the market for terazzo columns, Retrouvius stocks a huge range of reclaimed furniture, lighting, fireplaces. … if you are looking for something with genuine ‘patina’, the chances are you will find it here.
Speak also cololaborates with like-minded designers and the showroom also stocks tiles by Belgian company Emery & Cie and Mondrian-inspired blinds incorporating vintage lace by Lucy Bathurst.