Vintage and Industrial: Science Trend
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
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 oak school laboratory display cabinet, £795, Mustard Vintage
Harlem LAB stool, £95, Alexander & Pearl
Phrenology statue, £120, Vintage Matters
Vintage rotatable optometrist’s light boxes, £1,176 each, Skinflint
Antique laboratory cabinet, £3,200, Elemental
Paraventi (Screen) in Bottle Green leather by Berluti x Ceccotti Collezioni, €25,000, 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 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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