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ESSENTIA L REA DING FOR WA REHOUSE L I V I NG


ICONIC ARCHITECTURE

INTERIORS TRENDS

HOME STYLING

URBAN LIVING

Sir Terence Conran and Tom Bloxham MBE

Brass, copper and concrete are must-have

Inspiration for every room, from reclaimed

Award-winning restaurant design, real homes

on preserving Britains rich industrial heritage

materials for lofts and warehouse conversions

and vintage to contemporary and industrial

with style and Liverpools new Titanic Hotel

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WELCOME TO WAREHOUSE HOME...


hree years ago, my husband and I bought our home in a Grade II listed
warehouse in South East London. I remember the first time we caught
sight of the enormous Victorian warehouse on the bank of the Thames.
The sheer scale of it was so impressive. But on closer inspection it also
revealed surprising and beautiful original details inside, remnants of its
previous life. The building continues to have an effect on me, even now. And I am
clearly not alone. Every day, I pass people pointing out the huge dormant cranes and
water towers and obviously trying to imagine the former warehouse in its working
heyday. I think most of us share a sense of fascination and pride for Britains rich
industrial past, reflected in these historic buildings. On pages 4-5, Terence Conran
recalls the transformative moment in 1981 when he first caught a glimpse of the
derelict waterfront warehouses of Shad Thames. Since that day over 30 years ago, he

Director
Peter Cliffe-Roberts

has been instrumental in the restoration of many of Londons most iconic warehouses.
These imposing industrial buildings have unmatchable character and a quality that
leading property developer Tom Bloxham describes as grit (page 6). Whether you want
to embrace a strong urban loft look with concrete and steel or prefer to complement
the heritage features of your warehouse home with vintage originals, our publication
aims to provide all the essential interiors inspiration you might need. From high street
brands, to the handcrafted and high-end, we have spent months sourcing unique
designs and decorative ideas. I hope you enjoy this launch issue of Warehouse Home as
much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. Please get in touch to let us know
what you particularly like. Issue Two will be published in June 2015. Until then, you will
find regular inspiration from our team online at mywarehousehome.com. And you
can also stay up to date by following us @mywarehousehome on Twitter and Pinterest.

Editor
Sophie Bush

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Sophie Bush
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Paul Rider
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Daisy Bird
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Photographer
Charlie Surbey
Stylist
Carole Poirot
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Styling: Carole Poirot and


Sophie Bush. Photography: Carole
Poirot. With special thanks: artist Mike
Meyer (Better Letters) for the bespoke
English Fancy artwork, which is based

home styling

on an original ghost sign. With thanks:


First Option Location Studio and JJ
Locations. See inside our specially styled
warehouse home from page 18.
Editors portrait image: Uli Kilian

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ICONIC ARCHITECTURE

Terence Conran has masterminded the restoration and redevelopment of many


of Londons most iconic warehouses. In an exclusive feature for Warehouse Home,
the internationally renowned designer recounts his remarkable vision for the
transformation of Butlers Wharf and shares his passion for giving new life to the
old Victorian warehouses he refers to as beautiful old ladies.

Photography courtesy of Conran and Partners


Words by Terence Conran / Edited by Sophie Bush

Terence Conran /

Britain has such a rich


and glorious heritage.
And I feel particularly
proud to have played a
part in renovating and
rejuvenating key elements
of our industrial past.

Bibendum and Old Bengal Warehouse: Photography by Paul Raeside

THE VISIONARY

he very first time I saw Butlers Wharf, I fell


in love. I instantly knew that it was a fantastic
development opportunity. Curiously, I spotted
it from the river in the summer of 1981 on a
cruise along the Thames for an office party. You
have to remember that in those days Butlers
Wharf was a pretty desolate area. There was
little reason to visit other than for the views
of Tower Bridge. But the moment I saw these
wonderful derelict warehouses on the south
bank of the Thames, the party was over for
me. My mind was doing cartwheels over the
possibilities, which were just beginning to
formulate in my imagination. The next day, I
raced over to visit the site. I was overwhelmed
and quite smitten by the rough and robust
Victorian industrial architecture. The
waterfront buildings and the streets behind had
been used to grind and store spices and the air
was still richly fragrant with their smells.
We managed to buy the site for 3 million.
But frankly that was the easy part. Our
architecture practice, then called Conran
Roche, created the masterplan for a mixeduse scheme combining new buildings with
the sensitive restoration of the old ones.
There would be homes, shops, restaurants,
workshops, offices and a new Design
Museum in a 1950s banana warehouse. We
had difficulties with the planners, then the
expensive and unpleasant realisation that the
principal part of Butlers Wharf only had proper
foundations at one end. Finally, there was the
crippling recession of the mid-eighties. It
was a very difficult and stressful time for us
all and our full vision for the site was never
truly realised. Although today Butlers Wharf
is a financially successful development and a
thriving part of London, I sometimes dream of
what it could have been, both aesthetically and
in terms of creating a unique community.
I still remember the howls of derision
when I first announced my plans to open my
restaurant Le Pont de la Tour at Butlers Wharf.
I was repeatedly told that nobody would ever
cross the river to eat lunch, much less dinner.
I showed Chris Corbin and Jeremy King (Le
Caprice, The Ivy, The Wolseley) the ground
floor warehouse space where I intended to
create Le Pont de la Tour. And apparently they
spent the duration of their taxi ride home

together belly laughing and saying dear old


Terence Conran has lost it. Nearly 25 years
later, and having hosted dinner at Le Pont de la
Tour for the likes of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair
among many others, I think I can now allow
myself a rueful smile, if not a belly laugh.
The practice of breathing new life into these
beautiful old ladies, taking historic buildings
and transforming them for new uses, has been
one of the constant threads running through my
whole career. In addition to warehouses, there
have been empty garages, unused basements,
an old printworks, a tyre factory and abandoned
arches under a railway bridge in New York. Even
in the early Habitat days some of the stores
were located in previously disused spaces; a
church in Tunbridge Wells, a 1920s cinema
on the Kings Road and a Spitfire Factory in
Chester. I remember for the first Habitat the
landlord threw in the basement free of charge
as he did not think anybody would ever have a
use for it! At the heart of it, I suppose I am easily
seduced by quirky, eccentric spaces, often off
the beaten track. They may have been rejected
as too difficult to develop by others, but they
tend to offer cheap freeholds or low rents and,
most inspiring of all, there is the opportunity
to kickstart an areas regeneration. Saving an
old building, giving it a new lease of life and
seeing an area thrive as a result gives everybody
involved a degree of pleasure that an entirely
new project might not perhaps inspire.
It might not be on the scale of Butlers Wharf,
but I can honestly say the day I purchased
Michelin House was the happiest day of my
life. Designed by the Michelin engineers from
their factory at Clermont-Ferrand in France,
not architects astonishingly, it is a flamboyant
representation of the achievements, hopes and
aspirations of a company that contributed to
the future of motoring and much more besides.
A building like this would never be built in
modern times. Not only is it filled with charming
ceramic and glass details and embellishments,
but it is also the first pre-cast concrete building

in the UK with gently sloping floors, allowing


tyres to roll from the rear of the building to the
tyre fitting bay at the front.
The site of the first Habitat store was just over
the road from the Michelin building and over
the years I had fallen in love with the delightfully
quirky Art Deco architecture. I dreamt about
transforming it into a wonderful shop and, of
course, a first class restaurant. I wrote endless
letters to the Michelin headquarters in France
asking them what they intended to do with
the building as it appeared to be unused. One
glorious day in 1985, I finally learned they were
prepared to sell. I promised their Managing
Director that I would restore the building to
its former glory and that Michelin would be
proud of the building when it was finished. I
committed to repairing all the original features,
including the stained glass windows, the
Bibendum-esq light fittings and the damaged
faience tiling on the faade. Michelin agreed to
sell. Our enthusiasm had won the day. Michelin
House was converted into a Conran Shop and a
first class restaurant and oyster bar.
I think when you are inspired by a building
and have an excellent design team around
you then the results can be surprising and
beautiful. I have always felt there is a great deal
of synergy in the contrast between modern
design and existing architecture. The Conran
style has always been eclectic, mixing antique
furnishings and flea market finds with the
very best of contemporary style. I take great
pleasure in putting modern furniture in period
spaces as I think it helps make modernism more
interesting. I think this approach can be enjoyed
at Michelin House. However, the same applies
to our interior design work and architecture.
When you apply your own style and taste to
a building and avoid becoming a slave to its
history then you have a good foundation for
creating something rather special. The key is
finding synergy between the old and the new.
Shoreditch derives its special character from
the way the old and the new rub shoulders. Both
end up looking and feeling better for it. I think
Boundary embodies this. That is certainly how
I felt when I first clapped eyes on the Victorian
warehouse and former printing works - I could
not wait to start work. The building had been
left unoccupied for many years and at first
glance it was obvious that parts of its structure
had become slightly dilapidated. We were aware
it was a huge job we were taking on. But on
closer inspection we discovered the original
1893 configuration had barely changed since
its inception and the potential and creative
opportunities immediately lifted our spirits.
We preserved the most attractive industrial
features and, in many ways, it was these that led
the creative process. We restored the original
brickwork, both inside and out, and made
sure the vast scale of the spaces remained a
key part of the architecture. The double height
basement with pavement light wells and alcoves
makes Boundary restaurant one of the most
spectacular and inspiring places to eat in

London. Meanwhile, the original sash windows


provide an abundance of natural light for the
hotels individually designed bedrooms.
There were so many challenges at Boundary,
but every single one of them was absolutely
worthwhile. Creating an environmentally
friendly building in a Victorian printworks and
insulating a 120-year-old building in a modern
way is not easy. The main and most important
element in this regard is the buildings bore
holes. Working with the Environment Agency,
two 120 metre bore holes were drilled below
the floor in the restaurant. One collects water
and energy from the London aquifer and the
other returns the same untainted resource after
it has been used to operate air conditioning,
refrigeration systems, ice machines and various
other equipment throughout the old building.
One of my favourite projects for D&D London
was Old Bengal Warehouse. Built between
1768 and 1771, it was the first of the British East
India Companys storehouses on the Thames
and would have been stuffed brim-full with
spices, tea, cigars and port. Poet Laureate John

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Masefield once remarked that it held the wealth


of the world and Londons power. Working on
a building of such rich history and majestic
beauty is the sort of project that really keeps
you going. When D&D London purchased the
Grade II listed Old Bengal Warehouse building
and enlisted the help of Conran and Partners
in renovating it, the whole team were thrilled.
We designed four spaces that pay homage to the
warehouses exotic, mercantile past. Today, it
comprises New Street Wine Shop, Fish Market,
New Street Grill and the Old Bengal Bar. I
particularly like the interior of the Old Bengal
Bar, which takes its cues from the more stylish
of Londons clubhouses, by way of Brooklyn. The
walls are raw brick and the ceiling is dark wood;
deep red leather sofas beg to be sunk into.
Britain has such a rich and glorious heritage.
And I feel particularly proud to have played
a part in renovating and rejuvenating key
elements of our nations industrial past. Gutsy
and raw Victorian warehouses and factories
have now been sensitively and imaginatively
converted in most British cities. Many designers

are, like myself, attracted to these robustly


engineered buildings that truly reflect the
energy and entrepeneurialism of the Victorian
era. I have never been particularly enthused
by the worst of Victorian opulence, but I think
we have demonstrated that modern designers
can take the very best of the periods industrial
creations and turn them into something positive
and inspirational for contemporary life.
Butlers Wharf has changed beyond belief
since I first caught sight of it all those years ago.
I often wonder how different my life, and that of
Southwark, would have been had we opted for a
more conventional office party in a restaurant,
rather than a river cruise. The regeneration
has spread to other parts of the area and put
Southwark on the London map as a destination
for Londoners, tourists and businesses alike.
On a warm summer evening, there is nothing
I enjoy more than a stroll along the riverside.
With the restaurants and bars of Butlers Wharf
spilling out on to the terraces and the buzz of
happy chatter filling the air, it really is one of
the best places on earth, never mind London.

1. The 1950s banana warehouse in Shad Thames


which was to become the Design Museum
2. Bibendum Restaurant, Michelin House
3. Rooftop Bar & Grill, Boundary
4. Completed in 1873, Butlers Wharf was once the largest
warehouse complex on the Thames
5. During the early nineteenth century, working horses were
stabled close to Butlers Wharf
6. Fish Market, Old Bengal Warehouse
7. Boundary, Shoreditch

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OPENS FIRST
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ICONIC ARCHITECTURE

PIONEERING DESIGN

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EILEEN GRAY FOLDING SCREEN

THE INNOVATOR

ARAM SELECTS

Urban Splash has been credited with pioneering innovative urban regeneration and has gained particular acclaim for
transforming post-industrial towns in the north of England. Based in Manchester, the firm has been responsible
for the redevelopment of decaying industrial warehouses and mills and dilapidated Victorian terraced houses.
We spoke to Chairman and Co-Founder Tom Bloxham about creating new legacies for our cities and their iconic buildings.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed


contemporary furniture store Aram. First opened by designer
Zeev Aram in 1964 on the Kings Road, in 2002 the store
relocated to a large contemporary warehouse conversion in the
heart of Covent Garden. Zeev Aram has an uncompromising
eye for innovative design, bringing together iconic brands
and design classics and supporting and showcasing new
emerging talent. 50 years since its launch, the Aram store is
still regarded as an essential destination for leading designers
and design-conscious homeowners alike. We spoke to Zeev
Arams daughter, and Director of the Aram Store, Ruth Aram.
She shared her interior styling tips
and recommended these statement designs from aram.co.uk
specifically for lofts and warehouse homes.

USM SIDEBOARD TWO DOORS

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USM modular storage is Swiss designed and made to the


highest quality. Their systems can be re-configured and
added to endlessly to suit your changing needs. 1,199

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Open-plan living at its best is both rewarding and liberating, but
a blank canvas without the usual spatial constraints can be difficult
to visualise. To allow the space to evolve and develop over
time, it is best to choose elements with built in flexibility.

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Warehouse spaces often benefit from high ceilings and great
natural light so they can take some vibrant colour do not be
afraid to experiment! If the envelope is relatively neutral then some
well-chosen pops of colour can enrich the home environment.

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ELISEE CONSOLE TABLE

I love the Elisee pure breed console in new glossy red


it is a bold statement with humour and wit which
contrasts nicely with industrial architecture. 1,650

I believe less is more so if you are contemplating what furniture


to put in your wonderful light filled warehouse space,
I would recommend starting slowly with one or two great
pieces of modern design that you love.

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In association with

SPOTTING EMERGING TALENT


In the lead up to this our launch issue, we were proud to be invited to support emerging design talent as a media
partner of Tent London 2014. Our Editor, Sophie Bush, reflects on the creations of two designers which really stood out.
Heavy-duty industrial materials and simple functional forms characterise these surprising, striking works. Both designs
transform the humble into the high-end. Both would look very much at home in an urban loft or warehouse conversion.

On completion in 1873, Lister Mills was


the largest silk mill in the world. The Grade II*
listed building still dominates Bradfords skyline.
The contemporary metal rooftop addition
was inspired by the weave of silk threads.
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Constructed between 1825


and 1831, Royal William Yard
is steeped in history. It is
considered to be one of the
most important groups of
historic military buildings in
Britain and the largest collection
of Grade I listed military
buildings in Europe. Urban
Splash has already been involved
with the site for ten years.

*From the Ephebic Oath, sworn by the young men of ancient Greece.

om Bloxham cares deeply about Britains cities


and their potential. I hate seeing identical high
streets, with the same shops and the same fascias,
he declares passionately. We should celebrate
the diversity of Britains cities. And what makes
our cities so unique is their historic buildings. Like me, many
people feel very strongly about these heritage buildings.
They play a huge part in local civic pride and rightly so.
They might have fallen into disrepair, but often they still have
tremendous promise and a very long possible future. They have
worn the badge of history and time well. Properly restored,
they could continue to do so for many years to come.
The conversion of former industrial buildings into
residential schemes is a more recent phenomenon in the
UK than in the USA and Tom recalls that Urban Splashs
pioneering attitude to their restoration was not initially
shared. We kickstarted the loft living revolution in the 1990s.
But when we first started developing loft apartments, nobody
thought it would catch on. They were in old buildings, located
in city centres. Our cities at that time were pretty grim and
nobody really wanted to live there. But the urban renaissance
that has taken place in the last few years is amazing. Around
70% of the population today do not look at new build homes.
That is quite an indictment of house building in this country.
Meanwhile, the scale and quality of these heritage conversions
compares very favourably with most new-build flats. Former
mills and warehouses have high ceilings and offer large open
spaces with the potential to be reconfigured or used in a
variety of ways. Frankly, they tend to be much more interesting
than a new build. Tom confirms that people who buy or rent
in warehouse conversions or loft apartments usually have a
keen eye for design and a passion for architecture and
history. But above all, he explains, they are seeking a home
with individuality, style and grit.
The restoration of heritage sites and listed buildings
comes with many challenges, as well as offering exciting
opportunities. Urban Splash works with such renowned and
respected architects as Foster + Partners, Glenn Howells and
ShedKM as well as running select competitions for locally based
designers and emerging talent. When looking at a heritage
property, however, Tom summarises that the overarching
Urban Splash approach is quite simple. Whatever is good is
restored and celebrated. Where we have to make interventions
(for example, to insert new services, fire escapes, extensions),
we always try to do so in an uncompromisingly contemporary
manner. In this way, visitors can immediately appreciate what
was original and enjoy what has been added. I am excited by
that visual stimulation the juxtaposition of the old and new.
It is about leaving behind a legacy. By restoring a heritage
property we are ensuring its legacy lives on for many years to
come. But we are also starting a new legacy, with the modern
day additions to the site. They will stand the test of time too.
When you think about it, most buildings are adaptations,
evolving and changing over time. So it is perfectly appropriate
to complement older features with the very best of 21st century
design and technology. In their time and in their way, these
old buildings would have been groundbreaking. Today, we
have a much wider colour palette and range of materials
available to us. To draw on contemporary innovations and
materials during redevelopment is entirely in-keeping with the
pioneering ethos behind the buildings original construction.
Over the coming months, we can expect to hear a lot more
from Urban Splash. There are, Tom coyly intimates, one or
two heritage projects under consideration, as well as flexible
and customisable new housing and at least one possible hotel
scheme. There will be further projects across the country,
however Tom is clear that his guiding principle will always
remain the same. I shall not leave my city any less, but rather
greater than I found it.* urbansplash.co.uk

Albert Mill dates from 1869. The Grade II listed


former cotton mill is one of the last remaining
Victorian mills in the heart of Manchester.

To divide spaces in an informal, elegant way


I would use a couple of Folding Screens
by Eileen Gray. They feature perforated metal
panels in a high-gloss lacquer finish. 2,850

Jeonghwa Seo / South Korea

Ben Storms / Belgium

The Material Container Series uses twelve materials in fifteen distinctive combinations.
Designer Jeonghwa Seo has deliberately selected materials for their tactile qualities and
because they are not usually used for furniture. Every piece in the collection is crafted in
a unique way and by a different craftsman, depending on the selected material. While
the wooden stool or table is turned on a lathe, the brass and copper versions are welded
and the aluminium interpretation is sand-cast in various finishes. The contrasting tops
provide the perfect finishing touch. Collectively and individually beautiful. jeonghwaseo.com

I was immediately struck by In Vein. While the original workshop trestle table is the
epitome of simplicity, practicality and mobility, Ben Storms has reimagined it entirely.
Cast iron and leather trestles support a surprisingly light luxurious marble sliver of a
tabletop. But the table also has a secret secondary function. Prop the tabletop
upright against the wall and it reveals, on its underside, a full length mirror. At two
metres in length and one metre wide, this is a sizeable piece of furniture. But I think
it is the remarkable design that packs the biggest punch. benstorms.be

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WORKSHOP

QUIRKY
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COMPONENT

JESSICAFOUNDIT / Ludlow

INDUSTRIAL
UPCYCLING

Jessica Jackson believes in creating interesting


things from old, abandoned and undervalued
objects. Materials include past treasures from
the lofts and garages of friends and family,
occasional junk shop finds and generous
donations. From reclaimed timber to old
musical instruments, everything is carefully
restored and recycled and given a new lease
of life as lighting and candlesticks. As a social
enterprise, a percentage of the business profits
go into a local recycling scheme. Jessica also
runs creative recycling workshops, with a
focus on supporting and educating those from
disadvantaged backgrounds. We find Jessicas
commitment to the cause inspiring and
have really fallen for her quirky creations.

THE RECLAIMERS
We meet four British designers who are recycling and reusing, helping us reduce
our carbon footprint and raising the style stakes at the same time. From
salvaged metals, reclaimed timber and vintage treasures come contemporary
industrial creations and timeless quirky designs. These reappropriated
pieces are part of an increasingly popular aesthetic and answer a common call for
distinctly individual homeware and interiors. All hail, the reclaimers.

1. DARK HORSE TABLE LAMP


Made to order from 375,
jessicafoundit.com
2. COOLING OFF
PERIOD CANDLESTICK
25, blackbough.co.uk

The Rag and Bone Man / Margate


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Photography by Jody Daunton, Damian Griffiths

Paul Firbank originally studied


metalwork with the intention of
customising bikes and motorcycles.
But his passion for repurposing led him
to branch out into crafting bespoke
furniture, lighting and accessories.
He launched The Rag and Bone Man
at Tent London 2011 and sold all of
his pieces within three days. The rest
is reclamation history. Paul reworks
abandoned mechanisms, machinery and
scrap into unique contemporary pieces,
each with a strong industrial look and
entirely new purpose. Every item is a
one-off, individually tagged with a serial
number and the date on which it was
completed. Invest in a future heirloom
from this twentieth century totter and
you will certainly not be disappointed.
1. ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK LAMP
Made to order from 750, theragandboneman.co.uk
2. LEATHER RACHET BAR STOOL
1,500, theragandboneman.co.uk
3. THE LOVESEAT
Price on request, theragandboneman.co.uk

UPCYCLED
PALLETS

DRAB
TO DAPPER

Factory Twenty One / Eastbourne

Dapper Franks / York

Christopher Berry is passionate


about creating original and
affordable decorative pieces. With
a degree in furniture and product
design and a fascination with
medieval furniture, Christopher
combines modern processes and
traditional techniques to craft a
collection of beautiful and practical
wooden items. Christopher also
places great importance on the
fact that the Factory Twenty One
collection uses sustainable or
recycled wood. The majority of
the collection is handcrafted
from reclaimed industrial pallets including coloured pallet pendant
shades and the planter and
clock featured here, launching
exclusively in Warehouse Home.

When Calum Balding struggled


to find distinctive furniture for
his family home, he simply began
adapting items he had inherited
and restoring unusual vintage
pieces he found on his travels.
Dapper Franks is named after
Calums grandfather and it is his
hope that he can one day involve
his three-year old son Frankie
too. Whether reviving a battered
old trunk or reworking a vintage
coat rack, Calum clearly takes
pleasure in restoration and
upcycling. Entirely self-taught, he
has a keen eye for the potential of
a piece. Calum is currently hard
at work on a new collection of his
own designs. He calls his pieces
vintage with swagger. Well, they
cut the perfect dash with us.

SOLE HANGING
WALL PLANTER

HANGING CLOCK

19.99, factorytwentyone.co.uk

39.99, factorytwentyone.co.uk

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Made to order and customisable,
from 425, dapperfranks.co.uk
2. COPPER PIPING WELLY RACK
From 49, dapperfranks.co.uk

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Reputation

PURE CLASS
Interiors trends are moving away from high shine in favour of warmer tones and pleasing patinas.
Chrome and gold are yesterdays news. Rose-hued copper and brushed brass are the new
must-have metals, bringing understated glamour with an industrial edge. From stand-out seating
to striking lighting and cool culinary accessories, we review our favourite statement pieces.

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Sheffield-based designer
Daniel Schofield launched
his beautiful new Tarnish
Collection in September,
during London Design
Festival 2014. The range
of solid brass functional
items has been designed
with a simple surface
treatment to build a
narrative, says Schofield.
Each brass plate, vase
and container is mirror
polished to a high shine
but then only laquered on
one half. The untreated
half will tarnish with time
and handling, creating
an effect, a story, that
is unique to both that item
and its owner. From 70,
danielschofield.co.uk

T1 CONCRETE
PENDANT LIGHT /
from 149, gantlights.de

BURST BY ROUGH FRONT /


from 150 per sq m,
kazaconcrete.com

Elegant lighting combining


rough cast concrete
and a gold interior.

Concrete tiles with subtle textures,


available in a variety of colours.

MR FAHRENHEIT /
49, sweatshopdeluxe.com
Handmade concrete candleholder
inspired by humble plumbing pipes.

SET IN
STONE
Concrete was a strong trend at this
years design shows. We saw it cast
in bold geometric forms and beautiful
sculptural shapes, polished to a smooth
finish and etched with delicate details.
Designers from all over the world
demonstrated the versatility of concrete.
Whether you choose to inject small
industrial touches into your home or
embrace an all over urban edge, there
can be no better environment in which
to channel this trend than a loft or
warehouse conversion. We have rounded
up the latest concrete designs.
Here they are, rough and ready.

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HEALS DISCOVERS MAYA CONCRETE STOOL BY TOM PARFITT /


595, heals.co.uk
Made from 90% recycled material and offering storage space for magazines.

ROSIE CONCRETE KNOBS / $15.97 for a set of two, kastconcrete.com

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These concrete knobs were specially commissioned by Warehouse


Home and handcrafted by Kast Concrete in Ohio. They are named
after the American cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, who appeared on
colourful inspirational posters throughout the Second World War,
championing the women working in factories as part of the war effort.

YELLOW AND GREY

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1. House Doctor DK Aston


brass pendant light
75, bodieandfou.com

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2. Bloomingville copper pendant lamp


185, designvintage.co.uk

If raw concrete homeware


feels a little too stark for you
then there are a wealth of
designs, both large and small,
incorporating colour. Our
favourite combination is soft
grey concrete paired with
vibrant yellow. Take a
look at these funky finds.

3. Tessellate brass wall light


275, habitat.co.uk

Nud Base concrete


and empire
yellow lampholder
57, goodhoodstore.com

4. Copper baskets set


139, idyllhome.co.uk
5. Isaac iron armchair in copper
85, grahamandgreen.co.uk

Magis Chair One with concrete base


415, nest.co.uk

6. Bloomingville brass hexagon tray


95, scandinaviandesigncenter.com
7. Copper plated hexagonal table
318, outthereinteriors.com
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8. Madam Stoltz large brass stool


85, miafleur.com

E3 dining table
2,300, setworkshop.co.uk

Madam Stoltz small copper stool


68, miafleur.com

SIDE TABLE / price on request, bentudesign.com

9. FRAMA 90 wall brass


218, dohmus.com
10. Brass salad servers
42, hollys-house.com

Frank candlestick
20 per pair, andymurraydesign.com

Jura kast concrete basin


950 basin only, lowinfo.com

Stockholm (Fragments) set of 4 coasters


33.82, afutureperfect.gr

Chinese experimental design studio Bentu brought their versatile cement


side table to 100% Design 2014 in London. The simple open cubes can be
fitted with colourful metal legs or stacked in groups as big-impact shelving.

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LIGHTING

THE HISTORY BULBS


Heritage style bulbs are
increasingly popular. These
Factorylux filament bulbs have
been made in Switzerland since
1906. Here UK stockist Urban
Cottage Industries discusses
the most popular shapes.
urbancottageindustries.com

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10.

LARGE GLOBE
EXPOSED FILAMENT
A beautiful large globe with a
squirrel cage filament. Looks
stunning when dimmed in a table
lamp without a shade. 21.60

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8.

Industrial Influence / From the factory floor


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OVAL SPIRAL FILAMENT


The filament in this bulb is hand
threaded. It gives a warm and
relaxing light. Perfect for wall
lights and mood lighting. 19.20

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7. NOSTALGIA LIGHTS
EUROPEAN ENAMEL
SHADE

4.

LONG TUBE LINEAR


STRIPLIGHT FILAMENT
Striking long tube lightbulb with
a linear filament. A real feature
whether lit or unlit. Perfect for
hallways and stairwells. 29.40

This understated midnight


blue shade with white
enamel interior looks
striking hung low over
a breakfast bar. 28cm
diameter, 30 shade only,
nooklondon.com
1. GALVANISED
ANGLED RETRO
ZINC SHADE

2. ZACH METAL
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT
IN BLUE

With the bulb holder set


to the side of the shades
apex, this cone lamp hangs
at an angle and directs
light both sideways and
downwards. 29cm diameter,
112.80 shade only,
urbancottageindustries.com

Modern aluminium and


iron pendant with a strong
industrial shape and copper
grill. Shown here in navy
blue but also available in
grey and matt iron finishes.
40cm diameter, 274.95,
shoreditchlighting.co.uk

3. 1930s BENJAMIN
ENAMEL PENDANT LIGHT

4. SOLID COPPER
FACTORY PENDANT

5. CANDY COLLECTION
FACTORY SHADE

6. EASTERN BLOC
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT

8. LARGE COPPER
INDUSTRIAL SHADE

9. BRITISH INDUSTRIAL
LIGHTING BY REVO

10. NOSTALGIA LIGHTS


CLOCHE ENAMEL SHADE

Vintage industrial pendant


lamp, fully rewired for
modern use. Light grey
enamel with original
manufacturers label. Ideal
for indoor or outdoor use
and as stylish now as in
the 30s. 38cm diameter,
94.99, thegiftedfew.com

Shown here in solid copper,


this beautiful polished
shade is also available in
spun solid brass. Crafted
in the UK, it is available in
two sizes, 35cm and 43cm
in diameter. 43cm diameter
(shown here), 258 shade
only, copperandsilk.com

Salvaged from a German


factory. Available in three
finishes. Shown here in a
blush pink matt finish
with aluminium interior.
35cm diameter, 225,
auxilium-salvage.com

Polished aluminium vintage


light from a factory in
the former Eastern Bloc.
Features the original
manufacturers plaque.
22cm diameter, 408,
skinflintdesign.co.uk

British-made and machined


from solid copper. Fine
spinning lines created
during manufacturing
remain visible. 36cm
diameter, 196.80,
urbancottageindustries.com

Vintage lamp dating from


c.1950. Vitreous enamelled
shade with polished
aluminium gallery, both with
the original manufacturers
mark. 35.5cm diameter,
350, skinflintdesign.co.uk

Contemporary angled
factory style shade in
midnight blue with a white
enamel interior and black
rim. 25cm diameter,
42 shade only,
nooklondon.com

FACTORY WORKS
Functional industrial lighting has transitioned from the factory to the home. Originally
designed to cast accurate directional light for workers, salvaged shades now hang above
kitchen islands and dining tables. Meanwhile, modern interpretations of classic utilitarian
shapes are being crafted in coloured enamels or spun from rose-hued copper for a look
that is chic and contemporary. Vintage and modern, we cast a light on factory shades.

Photography by Charlie Surbey


Styling by Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush

FAR FROM HUM DRUM


When Kat and Andy Wyeth
struggled to find an impressive
light to hang over their dining
table, they decided to make their
own, converting a salvaged steel
drum into a dramatic pendant.
The compliments they received
spurred them on to found
Lichtfass Company and bring
their inspired industrial lighting
to market. The patented barrellamps are crafted from 60 litre
and 200 litre drums, but by no

means does every barrel make


the cut to become a Lichtfass
says Kat. Old steel containers
are individually selected for their
dents, rustiness and distinctive
colours. They are then sliced
horizontally into three equal
sections. The lamps are
skillfully handcrafted in Germany
to the highest quality and no
two are the same. 60 litre
pendant, 38.4cm diameter,
589, lichtfasscompany.com

PROCESS /
PRESERVATION / PATINA
Over the course of about three
weeks, the steel drum sections pass
through the hands of at least ten
different experienced workers, slowly
undergoing their transformation from
distressed storage cylinders to big
impact contemporary pendant lights.

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There is a strong industrial feel to the creations of French


lighting designer Marine Breynaert.The original inspiration
came from her grandfathers car plant in Bordeaux. Marine
became fascinated by the shapes of the motors assembled
there and carved out a workshop space within the factory
where she could experiment with raw parts and recycled
materials. Using mixed metals such as brass, steel and
copper, Marine crafts stacked lamp bases of varying heights
and combinations. The metals are offset by marble and
delicate coloured glass. Each statement lamp is topped with
perforated sheet metal formed into a shade and fixed with
rivets. Bespoke lamps, from 700 each, hollowaysofludlow.com

PEAR SHAPE ECO-FILAMENT


CARET LAMP, E27 SCREW
The low energy alternative to
filament bulbs. Lasts longer than
25,000 hours, so ideal for hard
to reach light fittings. 30.60

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LIGHTING

BOLD AND BRASS


In a railway arch in the heart of Battersea, experienced artisans and craftsmen are elevating the ordinary
into the extraordinary. From this workshop beneath the tracks comes showstopping design. We are
filled with admiration for their latest creations, Heavy Metal and Electricity. This is pure industrial luxe lighting,
rock and roll illumination. Buster + Punch just raised the bar. Come and join them.

assimo Buster Minale is


a champion of British
manufacturing and product
design. Devoted to exquisite
craftsmanship, he founded
London design studio Buster + Punch in 2012.
There is something slightly maverick and
entirely masterful about Massimos daring
designs. Fashioned in copper, brass, gunmetal,
steel and matt black, the collection channels
80s rock and is inspired by high-end biker
style. The devil, as they say, is in the detail.
Tactile knurled surfaces lend a particularly
gritty, industrial quality to the range. It is
an effect created using the same process
employed in the production of non-slip tool
handles, but applied to precious metals it adds
a sexiness and edginess. The final flourish
then comes in the finish. The solid new Heavy
Metal pendant lights are crafted in steel cut
with whisky, copper soaked in olive oil and
smoked bronze. Complete your dramatic
lighting scheme with new Electricity switches
and dimmers. They are available in a range of
finishes and frankly nothing else would really
cut the mustard. Clockwise from above: Heavy
Metal pendant lights in copper and bronze,
125; Electricity dimmers, from 40, and switch,
from 30; busterandpunch.com

FINE FIXTURES
Another Country offers
contemporary craft furniture
and accessories, complemented
by a unique lighting range. These
remarkable wall and ceiling
lights are introduced to the UK
exclusively by Another Country.
Crafted in the USA by Brooklyn

design studio Workstead, the lights


fuse function, flexibility and style
with a refined industrial edge.
They use joints originally intended
for workbench lighting in the 20th
century. The Industrial Chandelier
can be articulated in a large
variety of ways. The Bent Wall
Lamp and elegant Brass Wall Lamp
are less light fixtures and more
works of art. anothercountry.com

1. WORKSTEAD BENT
WALL LAMP / 760

2. WORKSTEAD
INDUSTRIAL CHANDELIER
/ 1,565

3. WORKSTEAD BRASS
WALL LAMP / 1,265

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WALLS AND FLOORS

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GREAT WALLS

FLOORED

Breathe new life into an unloved alcove or


create a feature wall that all your friends
will covet. Whether or not you go big,
you can certainly be bold. From heritage
maps to tin tiles, here are some of our
favourite statement wallcoverings
for a take-notice contemporary interior.

3.

The wallcovering above


is the result of a special
collaboration between
innovative wall specialists
Surface View and the Museum
of London. It is a poverty
map dating from 1889 and
depicting Paddington and
Hyde Park at the time.
Pictured left: You can also
separately purchase the
accompanying hand coloured
key for the original map.

4.

2. TIN-05 BROOKLYN
TINS WALLPAPER BY
MERCI /
48.7cm x 1,000cm, 219,
padhome.co.uk

3. STRIPED CONCRETE
MURAL FROM THE
TEXTURES COLLECTION /
made to order, from 50
per sq m, surfaceview.co.uk

4. YELLOW GARAGE
DOOR WALL MURAL /
custom-sized, from
50.40 for 150cm x 105cm,
wallpapered.com

5. PERSONALISED
ORDNANCE SURVEY
VICTORIAN STREET
MAP WALLPAPER /
150cm x 150cm, 165,
lovemapson.com

6. LONDON POVERTY
MAP FROM THE
MUSEUM OF LONDON
COLLECTION / made to
order, from 60
per sq m, surfaceview.co.uk

Complement heritage warehouse features


with hardwood floors that will stand the
test of time. Offset urban loft details
with unusual materials or industrial
finishes. Whether you put chevron tiles in
the bathroom or lay leather in
your living room, these latest flooring
options will all be focal points.

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5.
1. PHE-15 SCRAPWOOD
WALLPAPER BY
PIET HEIN EEK /
48.7cm x 900cm, 199,
padhome.co.uk

urban

statement

hardwood

6.
1. CONCREATE
NATURAL GREY FLOOR
PANEL /
79 per sq m,
concreateflooring.co.uk

5. UNFINISHED OAK
WINE BARREL /
from 150 per sq m,
reclaimedflooringco.com

2. SAGE GREEN
FLECHA TILE /
7.50 each, bertandmay.com

6. STUDDED RUBBER
TILE 825 - 6192 /
from 66.47 per sq m,
sinclairtill.co.uk

3. URBAN CROSSWALK /
$129 per sq m,
imaginetile.com

7. U-COLOUR ARTISAN
PORCELAIN PARQUET /
87.60 per sq m,
surfacetiles.com

4. PARQUETRY IN
WEATHERED STONE SMOKED /
74.94 per sq m,
firedearth.com

8. VINTAGE LEATHER
BELT TILE /
from 72 per sq ft,
tinglondon.com

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LIVING ROOM

GENTLEMANS RELISH
The original Crittall windows, exposed brickwork and hardwood flooring in this Victorian warehouse home create an instantly
masculine feel. Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush style a gentlemans reading corner, combining vintage original
treasures with statement heritage-style pieces and bold splashes of red. Pull up a comfortable chair and enjoy a dram.

Photography by Charlie Surbey / Styling by Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush


From left: Erased Heritage rug
by Jan Kath, 2,380 per sq m,
wearefront.com; Large H
and O neon signage letters
from the Angus Steakhouse
restaurant in Londons
Leicester Square, 300 each
re-wired, lassco.co.uk;
(On the windowsill) Vintage brown
glass apothecary and poison
bottles, from 12 each,
pitfieldlondon.com; Nostalgia
Lights heritage style filament
bulb (in box), from 10,
nooklondon.com; Vintage
Penguin books and Ordnance
Survey maps, stylists own,
for similar vintage maps
usedordnancesurveymaps.co.uk;
Hemmingway Havana leather
armchair, 995, grahamandgreen.
co.uk; Dark grey linen cushion,
35, homageonline.co.uk; Flying
Scotsman pendant light in Lava
(black basalt with dripping
vintage gold interior), 570,
aditistudios.com; Ex Bank of
England bullion cart, 1,250,
lassco.co.uk; (On the cart) LSA
Polka metallic tumbler, set of four
28, johnlewis.com; Vintage glass
decanter, from 22,
pitfieldlondon.com; Andrew Martin
Interior Design Review, 45,
teneues.com; Medium copper
vase, 11.50, rigbyandmac.com;
Vintage Ordnance Survey maps as
before; Pipework candelabra
copper by Nick Fraser, 50,
heals.co.uk; Red dinner
candles, 1.50 each,
pitfieldlondon.com; Vintage
medium storage document
cylinder (used upside down as a
side table), 75,
turnerandcox.co.uk; Clay vase
with golden glaze, 25,
homageonline.co.uk; Vintage red
glass bottle, 9.50, pitfieldlondon.
com; All flowers courtesy of
The Fresh Flower Company,
freshflower.co.uk
This vintage cart was once
used to move gold bullion in the
vaults at the Bank of England.
Extremely heavy duty, its sturdy
castors and wheels were capable
of supporting substantial
weights. Estimated as dating
from the late Victorian period,
the cart still bears the mark of
its manufacturer, Fairbanks &
Co. Fairbanks has produced
industrial trucks, carts and
trolleys since the 1830s
and is still in operation today.

EDITORS
PICK

Deconstructed
Details / The beauty is within
The classic Chesterfield shape is as popular as ever. Reminiscent of gentlemens clubs, the strong form is characterised by
a rolled back, wide scrolled arms and deep-set buttons. Finished in natural linen and textured burlap, and with its wooden
frame exposed, this unusual armchair combines those classic Chesterfield style characteristics with an aged effect. The light
natural linen makes the armchair suitable for any home, from contemporary to country. 850, unicheinteriorfurnishings.co.uk

London based
bespoke lighting
and furniture
designer.

tony-miles-industrial-designs.myshopify.com
tonymilesdesigns@gmail.com

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As the evenings draw in, a darker palette and luxurious metals define a stylish home. Sumptuous
textures and rich tones, under low lighting and the warm glow of candles, create an inviting
retreat on frosty nights. Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush style an industrial luxe living space
using deep indigo velvet, rose-hued copper and warm brass to offset original exposed brickwork
and hardwood flooring. Come in from the cold and warm yourself in our warehouse home.

Photography by Charlie Surbey / Styling by Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush

modern
OAK PALLET TABLE

Oscar Winner /

The humble builders yard


pallet has been transformed
into a modern centrepiece.
Use one as a low-level table
or stack two together. From
995, plantandmoss.com

A sofa to sink into

In the hands of sofa.com, the classic Chesterfield shape has


been refashioned into a more graceful feminine form.
Featuring longer, more elegant legs, it has a higher profile than
its traditional low-level counterpart. It is now also available in
this beautiful new Prussian Blue cotton matt velvet. This is the
Oscar. We think it is a winner. 1,750 (as shown), sofa.com

industrial
E2 COFFEE TABLE
Handmade to order in London,
this striking coffee table
features a polished concrete
surface supported by steel
legs and a shelf for storage.
1,400, setworkshop.co.uk

reclaimed
INDUSTRIAL STEEL
COFFEE TABLE WITH
INLAID YARDSTICK TOP
This coffee table has a top
inlaid with vintage yardsticks
of different colours and lengths.
It is certain to prove a popular
talking point with your guests.
595, theoldcinema.co.uk

vintage
INDUSTRIAL
TROLLEY TABLE
A wheelable wooden trolley,
sourced from an old timber mill
in Holland and dating from the
1950s. Vintage industrial chic
table for your living room.
625, turnerandcox.co.uk

This page from left: Erased Heritage rug, 2,380 per sq m, wearefront.com; Mesh locker side table in copper finish, 289, bowlesandbowles.co.uk; (On top of the
locker) Copper desk letter box, 22, anthropologie.eu; Copper bowl, 10, johnlewis.com; (Inside the locker) Books, stylists own; Rise & Fall School Light in polished
copper with white interior, 385, davey-lighting.co.uk; Azure large sofa, 1,525, barkerandstonehouse.co.uk; (On the sofa) Morosini indigo cushions, 60cm x 45cm,
80 each, designersguild.com; Velvet and linen cushion in sage, 40cm x 30cm, 17.50, coxandcox.co.uk; Industrial low pallet table, 450, turnerandcox.co.uk; (On
the table) Lup copper candlestick by Hay, 27, selfridges.com; True Grace navy dinner candles, 3 each, johnlewis.com; Large copper effect taper candle holder, 10,
sainsburys.co.uk; Glass vase, 6.99, hm.com; Gilded rim red wine glass, 18, anthropologie.eu; All flowers courtesy of The Fresh Flower Company, freshflower.co.uk

This page from left: (On the sofa) Dark blue velvet cushion cover, 40cm x 40cm, 6.99, hm.com; Navy knitted textured throw, 30, sainsburys.co.uk; (On the coffee table) Pipework candelabra copper by Nick Fraser, 50,
heals.co.uk; Brass cake stand, 7.99, hm.com; Rose gold champagne cork holder, 45, grahamandgreen.co.uk; Gilded rim stemless glasses, 16 each, anthropologie.eu; Gilded rim white wine glass, 18, anthropologie.eu;
Mesh locker treble unit in copper finish, 469, bowlesandbowles.co.uk; (On top of the locker) Vintage blue headache cure bottles, 9.90 each, pedlars.co.uk; Large and small mason jars, 28 and 18, anthropologie.eu; (Inside
the locker from top) Vintage blue glass bottles, from 8 each, pitfieldlondon.com; Vintage glass decanter, from 22, pitfieldlondon.com; Nostalgia Lights heritage style filament bulb (in box), from 10, nooklondon.com; (On the
floor) Small and large Ebb & Flow Glow in a Dome lamps, 181 and 215, amara.com; (On the windowsill) Vintage brown glass apothecary and poison bottles, from 12 each, pitfieldlondon.com; Victorian reupholstered blue
velvet nursing chair, 170, theoldcinema.co.uk; Velvet and linen cushion in atlantic deep, 40cm x 30cm, 17.50, coxandcox.co.uk; All books, stylists own; All flowers courtesy of The Fresh Flower Company, freshflower.co.uk

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Photography by Charlie Surbey / Styling by Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush

he original features of a warehouse conversion, such as exposed brickwork, can often feel hard and
masculine. Old and new steel furniture is especially striking in such spaces but can also feel cold.
Bring warmth and soften the look by adding a variety of textured fabrics like linen, tweed and velvet
and use softer colour schemes, particularly in a bedroom. Flowers and decorative glassware further
enhance the femininity of a space, while using select vintage pieces enhances your homes heritage
features. A bespoke galvanised steel pipe bed, designed exclusively for Warehouse Home, is the focal point
of our warehouse bedroom. Styling the room with a masculine and feminine palette of greys and blush pinks
together with vintage accessories, Carole Poirot and Sophie Bush prove that industrial chic can have a soft side.

BEDROOM WALLS

Wall Flowers /

perfect paper for a romantic bedroom


This beautiful Wall Garden wallpaper is part
of the new Greenhouse collection from Rebel
Walls. Combining vintage hand drawn floral
designs with worn timber planks, it is at once
rough and rustic yet delicate and feminine,
making it perfect for papering a bedroom. The
flower patterns had been long forgotten, since
their heyday over a hundred years ago, and were
only recently rediscovered in dusty archives in
France. They have been given a new lease of life
by as part of this charming wallcovering.
33 per sq m, rebelwalls.co.uk

VINTAGE LOCKERS
Best for: practical storage.
Vintage industrial lockers or
old metal school lockers are
spacious and functional. They
add a strong industrial edge to
an interior and are even more
characterful when they display
the dents and scuffs of age
and frequent use. For similar
try theoldcinema.co.uk

Pretty Paints
IRON SIX DOOR INDUSTRIAL
LOCKER CABINET

Britains oldest familyowned paint manufacturer,


Mylands, has released
two limited edition paints
to celebrate its 130th
anniversary. Inspired
by vintage champagne,
Vintage No.1884 is a
classic shade of off white.
Rose Blush No.1884 is a
delicate dusky pink. Team
it with grey tones and
industrial furniture for a
pretty yet sophisticated
scheme. 18.48 for
1 litre in marble matt
emulsion, mylands.co.uk

Best for: stowing slippers,


shoes and boots. Turn your
footwear storage into a feature
with this vintage industrial
style cabinet in brushed iron.
With six spacious cupboards,
there is plenty of room for all
of your favourite footwear.
345, alexanderandpearl.co.uk

Finding The Bottles


These porcelain vintage style milk bottles
come in a range of pretty pastel colours
and look lovely in a bedroom filled with
flowers. Try mixing and matching colours
and arranging in groups on a windowsill.

MAGAZINE HOLDER
Best for: tidying away books
and magazines. This wallmounted metal magazine
holder is available in white
and purple. It is perfect for
a home office or study but
equally useful as a bedside
solution for your reading.
24.90, nordicbliss.co.uk

This page from left: Industrial metal serviette holder, 99, littleparis.co.uk; (On the serviette holder) Plain hand towel in rose, 12, thelinenworks.co.uk; Fringe hand
towels in pale grey, 24 each, thelinenworks.co.uk; Pipe coat rack, 65, coxandcox.co.uk; (On the coat rack) Bath robe in rose, 120, thelinenworks.co.uk; French
galvanised wire crate, 50, mayflyvintage.co.uk; (Inside the wire crate, from the back) Old rose linen pillowcase, 50cm x 75cm, 30, conranshop.co.uk; Blue-grey
Oxford linen pillowcase, 65cm x 65cm, 30, conranshop.co.uk; Nude pink brushed cotton cushion, 50cm x 50cm, 35, homageonline.co.uk; (On the windowsill) Vintage
pink glass bottle, 12, littleparis.co.uk; Antique French peach seltzer bottle, 50, mayflyvintage.co.uk; Bespoke galvanised steel pipe kingsize bed, 2,385, inspiritdeco.
com; (On the bed) mug, tray and book, all stylists own. Opposite page from left: Vintage steel French industrial cabinet, 95, mayflyvintage.co.uk; (On top of the
cabinet) Vintage Co-Op bread tins, 22 each, theoldyard.co.uk; Vintage Penguin books, stylists own; LSA Polka metallic tumblers, 28 for a set of four, johnlewis.
com; (just visible) Ines Cole handblown glass tumbler in damson, 9, inescole.com; Flying Scotsman pendant light in pink floral, 570, aditistudios.com; English Fancy
ghost sign, based on an original, painted by Mike Meyer, betterletters.co; (On the bed from left) Seersucker pigeon pink kingsize duvet cover, 70, habitat.co.uk; Old
rose linen kingsize duvet cover, 220, conranshop.co.uk; Toulon grey kingsize duvet cover, 250, thelinenworks.co.uk; Dusty pink Lazy linen kingsize fitted sheet, 85,

loaf.com; (Pillows and cushions, from back left) Old rose linen pillowcase, 50cm x 75cm, 30, conranshop.co.uk; Blue-grey linen pillowcase, 50cm x
75cm, 30, conranshop.co.uk; Nude pink brushed cotton cushion, 50cm x 50cm, 35, homageonline.co.uk; Herringbone linen rectangular madder
cushion cover, 30cm x 55cm, 45, conranshop.co.uk; Linen cushion dark grey, 50cm x 50cm, 35, homageonline.co.uk; Blue-grey linen pillowcase,
50cm x 75cm, 30, conranshop.co.uk; Linen cushion dark grey, 50cm x 50cm, 35, homageonline.co.uk; (On the frame of the bed) Rough Diamond
Cage with rose pink cord, 79, the-electrical-shop.co.uk; (Under the bed) Large industrial metal bins, 55 each, turnerandcox.co.uk; (In the left hand
metal bin) Louise Roe Sailor Knit cushion in light grey merino wool, 50cm x 50cm, 95, culow.com; (In the right hand metal bin) Scrunch cushion in
dusty pink, 65cm x 65cm, 55 including feather pad, loaf.com; Louise Roe Sailor Knit throw in light grey merino wool, 120cm x 60cm, 170, culow.
com; Linen cushion light grey, 50cm x 50cm, 35, homageonline.co.uk; Original galvanised Tolix A56 armchair, 250, littleparis.co.uk; (On the chair)
books and mug, stylists own; All flowers courtesy of The Fresh Flower Company, freshflower.co.uk

AUD$39 + shipping,
urbancartel.com.au

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BATHROOM

WATERMARK
OF DISTINCTION
The Watermark Collection
was founded by Herman Abel
in 1976. His passion for metal
finishing remains at the heart
of the Brooklyn company.
Local artisans hand craft
every fawcett, working with
leading designers on ranges
that are classic, contemporary
and industrial. The brand
is new to the UK this year.
thewatermarkcollection.co.uk

WATER WORLD
There is a new emphasis on bringing warmth to the wet room through less conventional wall coverings and metal fixtures
and furniture. Rather than slavishly tiling every corner of your bathroom, bring in more texture. Wood is being
used more generously, alongside brass and copper with softer brushed finishes. Simply adding new fawcetts is a cost-effective way
to give your bathroom a stylish update, but if you plan a larger-scale revamp we have plenty of inspiration for that too.

industrial

LONDON

Vintage Industrial, Reclaimed and Rustic Style


Furniture and Home Accessories.

Elegant design combining


classical elements with clean
lines. Perfectly complements a
modern interior with heritage
features. From 688.80

Shop Online At www.vincentandbarn.co.uk


contactus@vincentandbarn.co.uk
0118 328 7088

For contemporary
loft living,
inspiration and
ideas, please
visit us online
at brush64

An independent home interiors store offering a carefully


curated collection from a range of designers, with a focus on
handmade reclaimed wood furniture and one-off finds.

URBANE
Distinctly industrial and
contemporary design with
diamond-shaped knurling
detailing. With two spout and
handle options. From 771.60

shop@homageonline.co.uk
homageonline.co.uk

reclaimed

Barn In The City / Old barn, new bathroom

ELAN VITAL
Award-winning range with
a simple stripped-down
aesthetic. Its parts are strongly
reminiscent of ball valves and
plumbing unions. From 706.80

Amsterdam-based design firm Barn in the City have made it


their purpose to give new life to old barnwood. In the nineteenth
century, farmers across the Netherlands built the barns on their
land using pine, hickory and hemlock. In more recent years,
many of these beautiful barns have fallen out of use and into
disrepair. Considered a unique part of Dutch cultural heritage,
each farm must maintain one of their old barns. But the others?
Barn in the City salvage the grey weathered sidings and use it to
craft distinctive customised furniture and wall coverings. Iced
finishes infuse the barnwood with a cool contemporary edge.
From kitchen cabinets to shower panels, these remarkable
reclaimed creations make an immediate impact. barninthecity.com

vintage

BROOKLYN

www.brush64.co.uk

Featuring distinctive handles


inspired by gate valves found
in Brooklyns mid-century
apartment blocks. Ideal for a
strong urban look. From 781.20

POWER
SHOWER
Custom-made shower panel
in antique white iced barn
wood. Price on application,
barninthecity.com
UNIQUE
UNIT
Custom-made bathroom
furniture in Iced Grey barn
wood. Price on application,
barninthecity.com

Soak in Style
The handsome
Babylon bath is hand
finished in the UK.
Made from solid
copper, it retains
its heat long after
you draw a bath. It
is available with a
polished nickel interior.
5,700, firedearth.com

APHRODITE
CYPRUS BASIN IN
BRUSHED COPPER
Beautiful basin with
an enamel interior.
945, firedearth.com

CLASSIC CISTERN
Add traditional character to your
bathroom with this polished metal
cistern. The front plate can be
customised with your address
or inscription. Bespoke high level
cistern, from 1,200, chadder.com

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OFFICE

ICONS OF
ILLUMINATION

STUDY TIME
Our work habits are changing. Whether full or part-time, more and more of us are working from home.
The functional nature of a home office or study often means that style can be in short supply.
But invest in a good desk as a focal point, bring in some top-notch task lighting and add plenty of smart
storage solutions and you will actually look forward to going to work.

EDITORS
PICK

ANGLEPOISE TYPE 75
DESK LAMP PAUL SMITH
SPECIAL EDITION
A colourful new interpretation
of the classic Anglepoise
Type75 table lamp by Paul
Smith. Elegant and fully
adjustable. Limited Edition.
From 149, anglepoise.com

JIELDE SIGNAL
TWO ARM DESK LIGHT
Originally designed in 1950
as a workshop light, this
versatile lamp is available in
a wide variety of colours and
is adjustable in all directions.
220, hollowaysofludlow.com

The Great Indoor / It is a door, it is a table, it is a desk


The unusual Indoor table is hand crafted from a set of vintage exterior
wooden doors. The beautiful Italian doors date from the end of the 1800s
and are solid chestnut. When they are closed, the piece functions as a
dining table with space for four to six people. When open, it transforms
into a spacious desk. Inside, iron straps have been inserted into the old
door panels for holding paperwork. Two storage drawers, one fixed and
one sliding, have also been added, with the larger drawer sliding in both

directions to create additional work space. The antique doors remain


exactly as they were and the bold dash of blue varnish on their inside
frames, together with their original hinges and latch, really adds to
the character of this door-table-desk. Each Manoteca creation is
one-of-a-kind and completely hand made in Italy. Each is numbered,
signed and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. If you are looking
for an investment piece, this is it. 5,000 + shipment, manoteca.com

One of a series of robust


lamps designed in 1921 for
use in offices and industrial
environments. Always popular
with artists and architects.
405.90, hollowaysofludlow.com

Covetable Correspondence

TIDY DESK,
TIDY MIND
Apparently, a cluttered working
environment affects your clarity
of thought. Whether you believe
that or not, we think it is a
convenient excuse to buy some
stylish desk accessories. Choose
these brass holders and you will
certainly need a smart new pen
to match from emerging design
brand Ajoto. Or opt for industrial
chic in your study with concrete
and vintage mechanics boxes.

LAMPE GRAS N211/311


ARCHITECT LAMP - RED

FERM LIVING BRASS


DESK ACCESSORIES

THE PEN
- BRASS SPUN

From 22, goodhoodstore.com

150, ajoto.com

Cayce Eastwood produces customised stationery using a


late Victorian Arab Foolscap letterpress. We are delighted
with our specially commissioned Warehouse Home
notecards. From 15 for a pack of ten, ceruleanpress.com

Harmony In perfect balance


USM creates timeless solutions.
Available from selected USM Partners.
Home: London Aram Store 020 7557 7557 Nottingham Atomic Interiors 0115 965 79 20
Stockport Innerform 0161 432 4040
Contract: London Aram Contracts 020 7240 3933, Dovetail Contract Furniture 020 7559 7550,
Scott Howard Interiors 020 7724 1130 Manchester Ralph Capper Interiors 0161 236 6929
Irish Republic OHagan Design +353 1 535 8555
International showrooms:
Berlin, Bern, Dsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, New York, Paris, Stuttgart, Tokyo

CONCRETE PEN TRAY

SWISS ARMY MECHANICS BOX

33, menschmadedesign.com

39, pedlars.co.uk
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STORAGE

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SEEKING IMPERFECTION
Mark and Sally Baileys distinctive style has evolved over twenty five years. The creative couple behind
Herefordshire-based homeware store Baileys Home & Garden popularised the now ubiquitous
use of vintage crates as modern rustic storage solutions and have worked with brands such as Liberty,
Conran and Habitat. Their latest book celebrates the less perfect and more personal abode.

Photography by Debi Treloar

MODULAR SHELVING
Swiss-made USM Modular
Furniture offers flexible and
functional storage solutions
that do not compromise on
style. Available in 14 colours
and over 1,000 different
configurations to suit every
individual and their home.
From 350. Modular shown
is 5,873.03, usm.com

H500 STOOL WITH


SHELF BY TOLIX
283.40, espacio.co.uk

VALISES CABINET
BY CASAMANIA
From 7,812, madeindesign.co.uk

BRUSHED ALUMINIUM WALL STORAGE BOARD WITH POCKETS

BROOKLYN WHEELED
METAL BASKET

145, looptheloop.co.uk

35, johnlewis.com
FOUR PLY BOOK SHELF
BY B DESIGN
Simple and practical, this
aluminium book shelf is a
reasonably priced solution
for storing books. A shelf and
bookends in one, it is a great
space saver and looks just at
home in the study or beside
the bed. 40, darwinshome.com

STORE
FRONT
Whatever you need to organise,
stack or hang, there is a stylish
storage solution to suit. They
come with wheels, with rivets, in
brushed steel or in bold colours,
they are both wall-mounted and
freestanding. We round up the
most striking and practical ways
to restore order to your home.

A CLOTHES RAIL
335 each, andnew.co.uk

BK ENDS BY
WONDERSTUFF STUDIO

EDITORS
PICK

SPIKE - THE WILD


BUNCH SHELF - BY MAGIS

USM HALLER OPEN SHELF


CABINET WITH DOOR

Length 120cm, 135,


madeindesign.co.uk

From 1,100.49,
usm.com

These cast concrete book


ends are reminiscent of 1900s
wood block type. They are
produced in two silicone
moulds and hand polished to
a fine finish. Robust yet
stylish, they have the perfect
look for an urban loft.
39, britishbydesign.org

BOOKEN BOOKCASE
BY LEMA

SUORA

MR

MRS

LIVORNO 60
BOOKCASE BY DANESE

980, fratellilamiere.com

700, fratellilamiere.com

700, fratellilamiere.com

187, madeindesign.co.uk

Make a feature of your books


with this statement bookcase
by Italian design brand Lema.
Use the 20 oak bookmarks to
suspend your tomes and mark
favourite passages. Available
in red or black lacquer. From
540, gomodern.co.uk

mperfect Home began with


a hand-beaten brass spoon.
Discovered in Tokyos Japan
Folk Craft Museum, the humble
spoon was useful and unique.
It prompted Mark and Sally to study
wabi-sabi, the Japanese concept of finding
beauty in the imperfect and practical. And
it inspired them to embark on a global
journey seeking homeowners who had
embraced the ethos. Imperfect Home
shows that ordinary objects, weathered
and worn, battered and frayed, bring
character and soul to a space, making
it feel both homely and personal. Each
chapter explores a decorative theme:
textiles, texture, colour, the handmade and
collections. Obscure finds are painstakingly
repaired and repurposed. Simple everyday
items are displayed alongside industrial
fittings to create a striking contrast. The
Victorian art critic John Ruskin once wrote
that to banish imperfection is to destroy
expression. It can take imagination to see
the potential in objects, particularly if their
original purpose was not domestic. But this
beautiful books shows that the reward is a
perfectly imperfect, individual home.

Imperfect Home
by Mark & Sally Bailey
Photography by Debi Treloar
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Available from amazon.co.uk

19.99

An Imperfect Home /

Four ways to get the look

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OLD WOODEN
APPLE CRATES

INDUSTRIAL COFFEE
TABLE ON WHEELS

OLD SCHOOL
RULER COAT RACK

BESPOKE GERMAN
GRAIN SACK CHAIR

Still bearing signs of life


in the orchard, these
crates can be stacked in
groups as shelving. 28
each, baileyshome.com

A small square coffee


table with distressed
yellow paint and wood
board top. 445,
outthereinteriors.com

A patchwork of rulers
with six sturdy hooks.
Perfect for hallways.
59.95, unicheinterior
furnishings.co.uk

Individually sourced
and designed furniture
in vintage linen and grain
sacks. From 1,200,
kellyswallow.co.uk

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PROMOTION

KITCHEN

HARDWARE

HAUTE CUISINE
BICYCLE
INDUSTRIAL
SUSPENSION
LAMP / 39

BARAK7
Following its success on the continent, a new industrial-style collection has now launched in the UK.
Belgian company BARAK7 has its finger firmly on the pulse of the industrial trend and has developed a broad
range of distinctive furniture and accessories to designer quality yet at affordable prices. Visit barak7.co.uk

BOAT
INDUSTRIAL
SUSPENSION
LAMP / 89

hen young artists Mael


Doudelet and Coralie
Verheyden were handed the
keys to their first home, the
keyring was labelled BARAK7.
As they set about decorating their new home
together, the couple found it difficult to
source affordable furniture and accessories
in their preferred raw aesthetic. So Mael
and Coralie began to employ their artistic
talents, designing their own industrialinspired pieces for their home. Their
scribbles and sketches were transformed
into prototypes by talented craftsmen and
it began to dawn on them that their designs
would appeal to other homeowners too.
Then they were reminded of that keyring
- and Barak7 was founded. Robust and
practical yet full of character, every piece
is individually handmade and unique.
Crafted from wood, metal and canvas, each
piece has a distressed or aged finish.
Some items feature stencilled details,
further enhancing their vintage industrial
look. There are quirky designs, such as
the bicycle suspension lamp (above) and
pedal bar stool (below). There is a range of
smaller decorative accessories and finishing
touches. From lighting to bar stools,
tables to TV stands, Barak7 have created a
collection of furniture and accessories that
will be conversation pieces in any home.
Perfect for a warehouse conversion or loft
apartment, they will also prove popular
with anyone looking to add touches of
industrial style to their homes. Dedicated
to smart shopping, BARAK7 cut out all
intermediaries to sell products direct to
customers, which means their prices are
more affordable. Take a look at their
full range for industrial-style inspiration.

1. INDUSTRIAL STYLE
SIDE TABLE / 239

2. INDUSTRIAL STYLE
BOOKSHELF / 1,249

Current kitchen designs feature an abundance of warm, natural materials, with particular emphasis on wood. In many cases
storage is completely hidden. Doors and drawers are disappearing, often handleless, into unbroken surfaces and
minimalist lines. But there are glamorous finishing touches for an understated earthy-coloured backdrop. Brushed copper
and brass hardware have entered the culinary space. Join us in the kitchen, something special is cooking.

BEAUTIFUL BRASSWARE
For a touch of pure glamour, these
stunning taps have an electroplated
cyprum finish produced from 18-carat
gold and copper. (From top) Tara
single hole mixer and Tara ultra pivot
single lever mixer, both by Sieger
Design, from 769, dornbracht.com

LOVELY HANDLES
Add some rock chic to your kitchen
with these striking furniture handles,
available in brass, steel and satin
black. Hang pots, pans and utensils
from this edgy solid brass hook.
Furniture Handle, 30 each, Hook,
20 each, busterandpunch.com

Touch Wood / Warm oak and clean contemporary lines


The new FLOAT kitchen collection from Modulnova has recently launched
in the UK - and it is a thing of pure minimalist beauty. The units are crafted
from Rovere Cuoio (a fine raw oak) and a Pietra Piasentina stone worksurface
is suspended on top, seemingly floating. The extractor hood is formed from
the same stone. The kitchen can include an aluminium and glass display
cabinet and a substantial walk-in pantry with an ambient temperature for wine
and food. If the kitchen is the heart of your home, and budget allows, this is
certainly the finish to invest in. Kitchens from 25,000, designspacelondon.com

3. INDUSTRIAL STYLE
METAL SIDEBOARD / 776

2.

EMBOSSED
LEATHER INDUSTRIAL
CHAIR / 129

3.

1.

INDUSTRIAL FURNITURE
WITH DRAWERS / 225

PEDAL INDUSTRIAL
BAR STOOL / 129

RETRO FIT
REFRIGERATION

INDUSTRIAL STYLE COFFEE TABLE WITH HANDLE / 399


This height adjustable table is also on wheels for greater flexibility.

Above: Old newspaper


advertisement for Leonard
cleanable refrigerators

The Vintage Fridge Company specialises


in the refurbishment of original ice
boxes and vintage refrigerators. These
remarkable wooden refrigerators date
from the 1850s and were hand crafted
from the finest timber. Sourced from
across Europe and South America, each
is different in size, style and character. In
some cases it has taken up to two years
to refurbish a fridge and refit it for the
modern home. Prices vary depending
on size, thevintagefridgecompany.com

EDITORS
PICK

TRACTOR SEAT STOOLS


These upcycled tractor seat stools are made to
order and will bring a touch of industrial chic to any
breakfast bar. They are height adjustable and swivel
360 degrees. 490 each, theragandboneman.co.uk

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PROMOTION

DINING

With more of us choosing to dine in, statement dining tables are increasingly practical and sturdy in design.
Trestle-shapes, iron and steel bases and reclaimed timbers evoke functional workshop and
factory furniture. Whether vintage or contemporary, these large solid styles are perfect for a warehouse home.
Tubular steel seating complements most industrial tables, with the option to add a playful
edge in modern and mismatched colours. Entertaining was never so, well, entertaining.

enquires@blottworks.com
blottworks.com

BMO CRUSHER INDUSTRIAL TABLE


The cast iron base of this eyecatching table was once a corn
crush for making animal feed. It dates
from c.1910 and still features original
blue paint. The top was crafted
from a Dutch fork lift truck platform.
1,900, original-house.co.uk

EDITORS
PICK

Andy Plant and Dan Morrison both have many years of experience working
as artist-engineers. In 2012 the life-long friends founded BLOTT WORKS.

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The BLOTT WORKS studio is based


at the southern end of the Pennines,
in a part of Britain characterised by
its striking natural landscape and rich
industrial heritage. That industrial
past has clearly had a strong influence.
Locally sourced mechanical parts are
key ingredients for these imaginative
engineers. In Andy and Dans expert
hands, machine components and
the basic concepts of common
appliances are re-imagined as
original sculptures with a remarkable
refinement and beauty.
Meeting BLOTT WORKS during 100%
Design 2014, we were immediately
struck not only by the quality of
their craftsmanship but also by the
uniquely engaging nature of their
creations. These hand engineered
limited-edition pieces are not only
elegant, they have personalities. Invest
in the disarming Baby Bustard, for
example, and you know that he will be
treasured by generations to come.

INDUSTRIAL STYLE DINING TABLE


The double trestle legs give this
contemporary dining table a strong
workshop look. The zinc top further
enhances the industrial feel. This
table is as stylish as it is practical
and well suited to a family home.
495, house-envy.co.uk

Scientific Discovery /

From the lab to the dining table

British designer Charlie Major likes to create talking points, individual


statement pieces hand crafted from various unusual and upcycled materials.
There are two sides to Jekyll. The black walnut slab lifts off its sturdy low
console / coffee table base and transforms into a striking centrepiece for
your dining table. Vintage laboratory stands clasp heritage filament bulbs, to
cast a warm light. The conical flasks will hold water, or better still wine. Your
dinner guests will certainly talk about Jekyll. 2,100, muttonandflamingo.com

TAKE THE
TUBE
Steel tubing was first
used for hospital
furniture from around
1890. In 1925, Marcel
Breuer designed the first
Modernist household
tubular steel chair,
the Wassily armchair.
Once revolutionary,
tubular steel chairs are
experiencing a revival.

VITRA STANDARD SP CHAIR

DINING CHAIR RED

AIRO CHAIR

CANTEEN UTILITY CHAIR

Modern twist on the Jean Prouv


classic of 1934. Plastic seat and back
with powder coated steel frame. In
seven colours. From 364, aram.co.uk

Hand formed from birch plywood


and tubular steel, this light weight
chair is both comfortable and
playful. 140, primarygrey.co.uk

Airo has a powder coated steel


frame and laser cut back support.
With an oak, ash or walnut seat.
From 220.83, junctionfifteen.com

Inspired by post-war British school


chairs. Light weight, stackable, in
four colours and beach or oak. From
258, verygoodandproper.co.uk

Our stock is handpicked


for the home or workplace.

Online
furniture
store

Items include design


classics, industrial
furniture and quirky
home decorations.
Daily deliveries throughout uk.

www.arkmidcentury.co.uk
Contact Jerry@arkmidcentury.co.uk
Tel: 07958402991

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LIFESTYLE

BLACKSHEEP FAMILY
Blacksheep is an independent, international and multi-award-winning design agency based in London. Over the last twelve
years, this expert practice has delivered a wide range of remarkable and successful projects within the hospitality industry.
Current work includes projects in Saudi Arabia, South Africa and India. We spoke to the design firm on a self-proclaimed quest
for worldwide brilliance and learned more about the passion and vision behind some of our favourite restaurants in the UK.

Tim Mutton /

LIQUORED UP

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Blacksheep

East London Liquor Company has brought spirits


production back to Londons East End after
more than a century. Journey to a former glue factory
in historic Bow Wharf, to sample artisanal infusions
in an industrial chic setting. The double-distilled
vodka, premium gin batch and whisky is produced on
site and available from the bottle shop next door.
Set aside an evening, sample the full range
and do not leave empty handed. Once home, whip up this
winter warmer cocktail, created exclusively for
Warehouse Home. And when your reserves
run low, visit eastlondonliquorcompany.com

Whyte & Brown /


London
Tucked behind bustling Carnaby
Street is a new restaurant
concept. The hero ingredients
are free range chicken, eggs
and craft beer, dishes are
largely traditional but there are
occasional contemporary twists.
The founders brief for the interior
was a leaning towards industrial
but softened around the edges.
It combines industrial and
reclaimed features, tempered
by leather upholstery, coloured
glassware and traditional kitchen
features such as butler sinks.

Beverage photography by Charlie Surbey

Plummy Choice /
Winter warmer
40ml East London Liquor
Company vodka
10ml vanilla sugar
10ml Pedro Ximenez Sherry
35ml plum and damson puree
10ml lime juice
1 whole egg white
3
 dashes Miracle Mile Toasted
Pecan Bitters

A gleaming pair of copper stills


are the stars of the show at
East London Liquor Company

Directions:
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Shake once without any ice to add some texture
to the egg white
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, shake and then
strain into a cocktail glass
Sprinkle freshly ground nutmeg to garnish and
add 3 dashes of toasted pecan bitters and serve
For the vanilla sugar:
Add 1.5kg sugar to 1litre water with one split
vanilla pod. Heat the mix slowly over a gentle heat
until the sugar is fully dissolved
For the plum and damson puree:
Blend roughly 3 de-stoned and skinned plums
and 5 ripe damsons with 100ml of apple juice
Sieve to remove any damson skin. If plums are
not ripe the mix can be sweetened.

Reds True
Barbecue/
Manchester
The motto at Reds is low
and slow. A brand full of
passion and attitude, strong
religious references are
used in connection with the
meat and how it is cooked.
This heavily influenced the
interior decor. The space is
humorous and irreverent.
Strong industrial and
reclaimed features combine
with fairground-style lighting
and bespoke neon artworks.

Which clients have really excited and inspired you?


First, we never look at a brief as a project per
se, we always look at the potential relationship
we can have with the client. It is all about the
relationship. It is a two-way street of course. What
can our clients do to challenge us as designers?
And how can we meet their needs by exceeding
their expectations? We are inspired by all of our
clients, in individual ways. For instance, Jamie
Oliver is remarkable because of his brand integrity.
Everything is done with honesty and humour. The
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts are inspirational
because they are incredibly service-orientated.
Your most recent award was for Whyte & Brown.
What qualities do you think particularly
marked this restaurant out for the judges of
the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards?
The individual and collective intent for Whyte
and Brown was simple - alchemy. A place and a
destination where the ordinary is made extraordinary through taste, touch, smell and sound. It
is not only about what you see at this restaurant, it
is about the memories we have made. Design is our
tool to ultimately improve guests experiences.
The industrial look is so popular at the
moment and prevalent in both residential
and commercial interior design why do you think this might be?
We have just come from a period of austerity.
People feel more comfortable retreating back to
the basics. It is about stripping things back,
allowing interiors to feel more purposeful and
durable rather than lavish and opulent.

Jamies Italian &


Spritz Bar/ London
Located on the edge of Islington,
the brief for this Jamies Italian
was to reflect the vibrancy of the
area and add a Milanese flavour.
Each of the three levels has its
own character. Moretti beer is
on tap in the first standalone bar
for the brand. The main dining
space fuses industrial and Italian
elements, with crackle glazed
terracotta tiles and zinc panelling.
The atmospheric back room is
dominated by an open kitchen,
which provides the theatre.

GET THE
LOOK
Take design inspiration
from the award-winning
work of Blacksheep.
From fairground inspired
lighting and vintage
lamps to industrial style
furniture, here are some
features from Blacksheep
projects that you can
incorporate at home.

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1. EAT fairground lights sign,


from 695, goodwinandgoodwin.com
2. Raffaele brass pendant lamp,
540 each, fredandjuul.com
3. Industrial vintage style sideboards,
from 390, hegrondecarle.co.uk
4. Harlem industrial swivel bar stool,
250, alexanderandpearl.co.uk
5. Vintage British enamel lighting,
for similar skinflintdesign.co.uk
6. Ghetto superstar mirror with lights,
395, alexanderandpearl.co.uk

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REAL HOMES

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One Fine Stay invites guests to stay in real homes while their owners are out of town. If you are spending the night in
London, there is no better way to see beneath the surface of our capital than by living like a local. And it just
so happens that these particular locals have great style. We dropped in to three character homes and found plenty of
design inspiration. For more information, visit onefinestay.com. But before you plan your trip, take a tour with us.

TRADING
INTERESTS
By the 19th century, the
volume of trade passing
through Liverpools thriving
docks was substantial and
Liverpool became known
as the Second City of the
British Empire. Of the 25
docks in the city by the
mid-19th century, Stanley
Dock was regularly one of
the most profitable.
Stanley Dock opens

Building of the North


Warehouse is completed

1848
1855

VINTAGE TEA CHESTS


These charming vintage wooden tea chests still bear
their original stencilled production and import details.
They make smart side tables. From 60, metroretro.co.uk

Hoxton Square
Minimalist loft apartment with recycled touches
The home of a tech-savvy app developer, this
London loft combines modern rustic style with
contemporary minimalism. Feature panels
of exposed brickwork and wooden floors are
enhanced by white walls and a monochrome
palette. The decor is simple, urban, but
recycled touches soften the edges. Many of the
retro finds have been sourced locally, on Brick
Lane and in Spitalfields Market. Upcycled
wooden tea chests serve as side cabinets,
while stainless steel worktops and matt black
units in the open-plan kitchen-dining area
are offset by a glass-topped trestle table. In
the bedroom, stacks of books and bedtime
reading double as the bedside tables and
vintage grain sacks form an unusual rustic
valance. In the bathroom, white subway tiles
are complemented by blackboard painted
cupboards. The apartments character
warehouse windows afford fantastic views of
Londons skyline. A bevy of trendy London
bars and restaurants are a stones throw away.

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Long Lane II
Warehouse conversion near London Bridge
The original features of this former warehouse
are evident throughout. Quirky creations and
vintage decorative pieces have been specially
sourced by the propertys owner, an actor with
a keen eye for design and passion for heritage.
Reclaimed furniture is juxtaposed with lovely
worn antique rugs and industrial lighting.

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Nile Street
Former Victorian factory in Shoreditch
In the 1850s, this Nile Street property
was a popular costume factory. Today, a
sense of its theatrical past still remains
in the playful decor of a contemporary
family home. Industrial elements, touches
of chrome and exposed floorboards and
brickwork combine with eclectic artworks
and art deco elements.

The Stanley Dock Conservation Area is one of the most significant


and striking parts of Liverpools historic dockland. Following
a 36 million transformation, its Grade II* listed Victorian
North Warehouse has reopened as a luxury hotel and is bringing
new life to this acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site.

Historic photography courtesy of Mersey Docks and Harbour Board

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Images above: loading
barrels of tobacco into
Stanley Dock, c.1920;
weighing and sampling
tobacco on the top
floor of the warehouse
Image below: South
elevation of North
Warehouse c.1920

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Stanley Dock falls into
disuse and disrepair

Stanley Dock closes

1970s
1985

A WARM BED
TOLIX A56 ARMCHAIR
Get the look with this
unusual bedside light,
hand crafted from a
vintage galvanised
metal bed pan. 56,
lostandfoundry.co.uk

Add a touch of industrial


chic to your own kitchen
with this classic chair
in varnished raw steel.
183, madeindesign.co.uk

TITANIC
ACHIEVEMENT

Titanic Hotel opens

2014

INDUSTRIAL DINING

UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION

TOBACCO WAREHOUSE

Steel columns and brick


ceilings are offset by a new
theatre-style kitchen and a
glass meat fridge at Stanleys
Bar & Grill. This is industrial
chic dining at its very best.

Every one of the beautifully


appointed 153 rooms
features original warehouse
windows and offers guests
unmatchable views over the
historic port of Liverpool.

Titanic Hotel overlooks the


largest brick warehouse
building in the world. Built in
1901 and Grade II listed, there
are plans to convert the
warehouse into apartments.

he renovation of Stanley Docks North


Warehouse has involved the careful
preservation of its original brickwork
and ironwork, including the impressive
vaulted ceilings and large warehouse
windows. Titanic Hotels decor has been specifically
designed to complement these remarkable
characteristics and many of the hotels features
pay homage to the heritage of the building. At the
heart of a thriving trading port, Stanley Docks
warehouses once received and stored thousands
of barrels of rum from the New World. Today, in a
well-stocked Rum Bar, guests can raise a glass of
one of 60 of the worlds finest rums and toast the
dockers who once worked there. Since its closure
in 1985, Stanley Dock has remained a sleeping giant.
The launch of Titanic Hotel is the first part of a
multi-staged development plan, which includes the
restoration of the South Warehouse and imposing
Tobacco Warehouse. The proposed regeneration of
this historic site reflects the earliest ambition for
Stanley Dock and marks the start of an exciting new
chapter for the historic Port of Liverpool.

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www.refunked.com
07939 107976
ursh@refunked.com

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07450 997997
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lo velitter. co . uk
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V intag e furniture, ho m ewares,
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rewo rked. co . uk
O rig inal industrial and
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E clectic m ix o f vintag e
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