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Vintage and Industrial: Science Trend

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 by

Mark Rochester, founder of Rochesters, expertly salvages and restores vintage industrial furniture and antiques. Naturally his own home is a showcase for many unique finds. We previously reviewed the brilliant book Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks, published by CICO Books. And Mark’s study (pictured below), which features in that book, perfectly demonstrates that hard-wearing vintage furniture from laboratories and school science rooms is ideal for a home office or study. A statement original piece will create a focal point, complemented by quirky and contemporary pieces in the scientific vein.

Upcycled Chic and Modern Hacks, by Liz Bauwens & Alexandra Campbell, published by CICO Books, £19.99, Amazon

Mark Rochester expertly salvages and restores vintage industrial furniture and antiques. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Mark Rochester expertly salvages and restores vintage industrial furniture and antiques.
Image courtesy of CICO Books

Inspired by Mark Rochester’s distinctive home office, we present our lab report and a selection of unique and original ways to achieve a similar look.

Periodic table, £220, Vintage Matters

Vintage pull down charts like these create a real point of interest in the home. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Vintage pull down charts like these create a real point of interest in the home
Image courtesy of Vintage Matters

Vintage oak school laboratory display cabinet, £795, Mustard Vintage

Once a school laboratory cabinet this large, functional victorian piece is perfect for kitchen storage and display. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home magazine. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior.

Once a school laboratory cabinet, this functional victorian piece is perfect for storage and display
Image courtesy of Mustard Vintage

Harlem LAB stool, £95, Alexander & Pearl

Industrial style stool with wooden seat. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home magazine

Industrial style stool with wooden seat
Image courtesy of Alexander and Pearl

Phrenology statue, £120, Vintage Matters

Vintage phrenology bust made of plaster. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Vintage phrenology bust made of plaster
Image courtesy of Vintage Matters

Vintage rotatable optometrist’s light boxes, £1,176 each, Skinflint

These optometrist's light boxes were salvaged from an eye hospital in the South of England, c.1950. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

These optometrist’s light boxes were salvaged from an eye hospital in the South of England, c.1950
Image courtesy of Skinflint Design

Antique laboratory cabinet, £3,200, Elemental

This 1920's laboratory cabinet has five cupboards and five drawers. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home magazine.

This 1920’s laboratory cabinet has five cupboards and five drawers
Image courtesy of Elemental

Paraventi (Screen) in Bottle Green leather by Berluti x Ceccotti Collezioni, €25,000, Ceccotti Collezioni

Ceccotti Collezioni, in collaboration with shoe artisans Berluti have produced a beautiful series of screens and chair coordinated hangers made of solid ash. Vintage and industrial laboratory inspired pieces for the eclectic interior. Read the full story in issue four of Warehouse Home interior design magazine

Ceccotti Collezioni, in collaboration with shoe artisans Berluti have produced a beautiful series of screens and chair coordinated hangers made of solid ash.
Image courtesy of Ceccotti Collezioni

This original woodblock, letterpress printed poster dates from the c. 1880s and advertise the pills and tonics available from G.Baldwin & Co. Purveyors of natural remedies since 1844, G.Baldwin & Co are London’s oldest herbalists, so this characterful typographic print is a piece of history. Hang the print on your wall at home and it might even calm your nerves.

G.Baldwin & Co poster, from £125 each unframed, Lassco

This original woodblock letterpress printed poster dates from the c. 1880s and advertises the pills and tonics available from G.Baldwin & Co., purveyors of natural remedies since 1844.

The original woodblock letterpress print will make an eye-catching addition to your office wall
Image courtesy of Lassco

This feature has been taken from Warehouse Home Issue Four, which is out now! The latest issue of the internationally renowned Warehouse Home magazine is live online and can be enjoyed in full and entirely free. Read Warehouse Home Issue Four by clicking here or view in the reader below.

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