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Rochesters featured in todays Guardian – March 2014.

Posted in Press on March 15th, 2014 by rochesters
Interior design ideas: a Yorkshire mill worker’s cottage is transformed – in pictures
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Rochesters featured in new interiors book ‘Creative Living: London’ – September 2013.

Posted in News, Press on September 17th, 2013 by rochesters
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Fever designs – London

Posted in Commercial projects on August 18th, 2013 by rochesters

Our gymnasium wall bars, this time in Fever, a fashion retailer whose collections are based entirely on vintage patterns.

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Urban Outfitters – London

Posted in Commercial projects on August 18th, 2013 by rochesters

A range of our vintage lighting and furniture at Urban Outfitters Oxford St flagship store.

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Linotype & Machinery building, Cheshire

Posted in News on April 16th, 2013 by rochesters

We’ve just been to visit the once illustrious Linotype works in Altrincham, Cheshire – a beautiful red brick building, purpose-built in 1897. These grand premises illustrate the success of the company, which in its heyday employed over 10,000 staff for whom an entire village was built, complete with cricket grounds, bowling greens and tennis courts. Although a major part of the premises still stands (the main office block is a listed building), it now functions as an industrial estate, largely divided into small commercial units.

The drawn Linotype fonts we have available were created on the Altrincham site. The letter would have been traced using a machine which reduces the size of the reproduction, then these would be made into matrices; small pieces of brass in which the individual characters would be stamped. The operator would create rows of matices to form the text.

Factory, West Yorkshire

Posted in News on April 16th, 2013 by rochesters

We’ve been fortunate enough to chance upon a fantastic run of British-made Benjamin enamel shades. The factory had been converted into a car park and had florescent lights installed back in the 80s, but these classic lamps, although redundant, were still in situ!

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Rochesters featured in ‘Squaremeals’ article about vintage-inspired weddings – April 2013.

Posted in Press on April 16th, 2013 by rochesters

“Theres something refreshingly humble and unfussy about industrial style, unadorned by any of the frills of more highfalutin…”

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Urban Outfitters – York

Posted in Commercial projects on July 8th, 2012 by rochesters

More of our vintage industrial lighting, this time at the York branch of Urban Outfitters.

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FLP phones and switches

Posted in News on June 30th, 2012 by rochesters

Super industrial telephones and factory light switches

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Rochesters featured on The Post Social blog – April 2012.

Posted in Press on April 20th, 2012 by rochesters

“Loving these French school posters that were actual teaching aids in the 60′s. How great would these look today in a kids bedroom? Luckily they’re available for purchase framed! See more posters…”

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