Category Archives: LASSCO History
11 November 2020
We study the interiors of Eltham Palace to seek out the method behind the elusive genius of Peter Malacrita and invite our customers to 'take the look home'.
5 October 2020
The LASSCO Ropewalk yard is closed for business from October 22nd when our flooring yard and showroom will be moving to Brunswick House.
4 September 2020
“There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”
28 April 2020
JAMES MORTIMER 23rd October 1930 – 20th April 2020 A long standing friend of LASSCO, we first got to know James when he came to St Michael’s Shoreditch to take some snaps for a John Diamond piece for the Sunday Times in the late 1970s. Immediately we warmed to him – a ‘bon viveur’, a ‘roue’,...
25 March 2020
Greetings and good health to all our friends, customers, colleagues and suppliers. In these unusual and rather worrying times, LASSCO has had to limit access to our fabulous shops, and now, as part of the nationwide effort to disable the Corona virus we have, for the time being, closed them entirely. It all feels very...
13 May 2019
As so often here at Brunswick House, an upcoming event of ineffable modernity reminds us of things past – usually more decorous.
28 November 2018
LASSCO bids a fond farewell to another big beast of the Victorian public house interior.
30 October 2018
The origins of LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage & Supply Company) can be traced way back through “Geo. Amos & Son” – a cabinet makers in the East End – to sawyers at Spilmersford Mill on the Tyne in East Lothian in Georgian times. It was in the 1970’s that Adrian Amos saw the opportunity...
4 October 2018
The busy square outside the Bank of England – “Bank Junction” – is a meeting place of ancient arterial routes at the heart of The City of London; it is ringed by the huge stone classical facades of The Mansion House, The Royal Exchange and The Bank of England. Arriving from the West is “Poultry”,...
12 July 2018
On 18th July we welcome Stephen Calloway for his talk ‘Inside – Outside; the Architectural Interior’. Ranging widely in time and location Stephen will consider the long and varied use of ‘outside’ architectural motifs in interiors ranging from the magnificent to the mad. Architects, designers and decorators have long seen the repertoire of architectural forms...
18 May 2018
On Wednesday the 23rd May we welcome Jeremy Musson who will examine the work and legacy of Robert Adam in his lecture ‘Adam and the Art of Elegance’.
8 March 2018
LASSCO has salvaged a large stock of Edwardian Baltic Pine from a site with a history stretching back to 200 A.D.