London’s most resourceful interior design studio, turning respectfully re-used materials into distinctive, contemporary spaces.
Husband-and-wife duo Maria Speake and Adam Hills co-founded the salvage and interiors company Retrouvius in response to the waste of high-quality building materials. Their pair met while studying architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, working on a project that found them sifting through discarded building materials in a skip. Since setting up in 1993, they’ve become masterful rummagers, brilliantly clever at sourcing and using interesting second-hand and vintage pieces.
Browse their showroom in northwest London – a trove of reclaimed treasures – and you’ll soon understand their penchant for finding beauty in rescued materials. For Retrouvius, salvage is as much about sustainability as it is human history and storytelling.
For Retrouvius, salvage is as much about sustainability as it is human history and storytelling.