Category Archives: london
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'.
13 May 2019
As so often here at Brunswick House, an upcoming event of ineffable modernity reminds us of things past – usually more decorous.
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.
10 January 2018
LASSCO has salvaged a number of interesting items from the prominent former Bankside office, Sea Containers House, designed by Warren Platner.
29 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...
21 September 2016
Sara from Style Salvo has put together a beautifully written series of interviews on each of the designers featured in our GO Exhibition at LASSCO Ropewalk, for London Design Festival 2016. With so many exhibitions and showcases to choose from in such a short period of time, perhaps this write up will encourage those of you...
24 November 2015
Some recent press, including quotes by Ferrous Auger from LASSCO Brunswick House in Vauxhall. Featured: Ruth Caven’s article ‘Elevator Gates’ in the FT’s ‘How to Spend It’, Bethan John’s pick of Clocks and Maggie Stevenson’s’ 7 Steps to Picking the Perfect Fireplace’ in Homes & Antiques. Also an earlier piece, written and styled by Ruth Sleightholme for House & Garden using reclaimed timbers from our Bermondsey shop, LASSCO Ropewalk for both flooring...
19 October 2015
Go and tread the boards at the new Sonos Studio in Shoreditch – a great project that we were very pleased to have been involved with. Sonos are pioneers of smart wireless HiFi speakers and audio components. Their system unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Two weeks ago, in Shoreditch, they opened their second...
13 October 2015
We are delighted to be able to now offer for sale accurate castings of the landmark door surrounds of Bedford Square. They have been carefully cast by our resident Master Plaster Caster, Mr Peter Hone, from one of the Georgian originals in New Cavendish Street. (Available here ). In summarising the story behind the striking door surrounds of Bedford...
27 July 2015
Will Self has just published a short story entitled “Architectural Salvage” in the “Weekend Magazine” – Saturday Guardian. The setting seems familiar!: “…at least the venue was appropriate: Lettice had hired out the long, dusty salon that formed the first-storey salesroom of an upmarket architectural salvage business. It was here young and upwardly-mobile...
3 June 2015
Most of us when asked would probably say that bees buzz about in the countryside returning to their beehives in flowery meadows near orchards. But that would be wrong. Almost in the shadow of The Shard, a stone’s throw from iconic Tower Bridge & four storeys above a busy London street there are 4 cedar wood hives occupied by the...
3 February 2015
Adrian Amos, LASSCO Chairman writes: “One of my earliest memories was being shown Spiegelhalter’s by my father, Sid Amos, in the mid 1950s. He pointed it out as a ‘sod you’ phenomenon – the ‘independent trader’ against the powerful and corporate – hubris with built-in nemesis. Spiegelhalter’s was dear to the heart of every small businessman in...