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  • Read More Victorian tessellated mosaic of the Ogden family crest

    High Industrial Swagger On The Factory Floor.

    1st
    November 2016

    LASSCO has come into posession of a large quantity of reclaimed Victorian maple strip flooring from the Ogden’s tobacco factory in Liverpool. Ogden’s Imperial tobacco factory was constructed in Liverpool on its Boundary Lane site in 1899 by the Architect Henry Hartley in a heterogeneous and pleasingly indiscriminate ‘Queen Anne style’. It was a statement […]

  • Read More Turner, The battle of Trafalgar 1822

    Trafalgar Day

    21st
    October 2016
    Posted in: News

    Today LASSCO commemorates Trafalgar Day. 211 years ago today the His Majesty’s Royal Navy encountered the combined Franco-Spanish fleet off a headland near Cadiz in a place known as Cape Trafalgar. In the heavy fighting that followed the Royal Navy, though outgunned and outnumbered, achieved a stunning and decisive victory that captured the waves for […]

  • Read More A blue and clear pressed glass vase, by Frantisek Vizner for Sklo Union Works, Bohemia. 1970

    Skill & Labour

    18th
    October 2016

    In the Glass works of Central and Northern Europe at the middle point of the Twentieth Century a remarkable concord was achieved between the rigours of the industrial process and the artistic brilliance of a generation of craftsmen.  The return to handmade glassware during the Final Act of the Industrial Age can seem unsurprising to […]

  • Read More Fine glazed ceramic detailing in the banking hall

    Salvaged From Obscurity – Half A Century On.

    29th
    September 2016

    LASSCO has unearthed a large batch of decorative tiles from an historic London architectural gem, long thought lost without a trace. ‘Southampton Buildings’, headquarters of the Birkbeck Bank, stood between High Holborn and Chancery Lane between 1896 and 1964. The vast Victorian banking hall was built in two years by T.R. Knightley and Co. At […]

  • Read More Jonas Paxton bill poster

    Bill Posters will be Prosecuted

    30th
    August 2016

    Day one of any graphic design course today probably includes a warning to pupils about using too many typefaces in their work. The Victorians however reveled in having their typesetter go through the full gamut of typography in order to fill their advertisements with vibrant and punchy proclamations in all available fonts and typefaces. From […]

  • Read More Mahala-WEB-THUMBNAIL

    ‘GO!’ #LDF2016 at LASSCO Ropewalk 17th – 25th Sept

    4th
    August 2016
    Posted in: LASSCO News

    LASSCO presents ‘GO!’ a series of three product showcases each focusing on the potential of reclaimed materials and an environmentally conscious approach to design, hosted by LASSCO Ropewalk. Designers Josefin Landalv, Alfred Newall and Emily Griffin have been invited to launch three unique capsule collections at LASSCO Ropewalk, London’s original salvage yard, from the 17th to the […]

  • Read More Summer Feasting at Brunswick House

    Summer Feasting at Brunswick House

    27th
    June 2016

    At least summer has arrived at Brunswick House in the way of dining.  The new summer menus for private dining events feature a salad of summer vegetables: Asparagus, peas, broad beans and roasted beets.  Choosing between a pudding of chocolate pot, cultured cream & strawberries or a mess of meringue, raspberries & boozy peaches could prove […]

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    Pigeon Post

    25th
    May 2016

    Pigeon Post: News from LASSCO Three Pigeons The final room of the recent Historic England Exhibition “Out There – Post War Public Art” at Somerset House ended with a mournful list of notable public sculpture that has, to date, been “Sold, Lost, Destroyed or Stolen”. This was a rather down-beat end to a show that had […]