Our gymnasium wall bars, this time in Fever, a fashion retailer whose collections are based entirely on vintage patterns.
A range of our vintage lighting and furniture at Urban Outfitters Oxford St flagship store.
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.
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!
“Theres something refreshingly humble and unfussy about industrial style, unadorned by any of the frills of more highfalutin…”
More of our vintage industrial lighting, this time at the York branch of Urban Outfitters.
Super industrial telephones and factory light switches
“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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