Metroretro started life in 1994 selling vintage design classics such as anglepoise lamps and bakelite telephones in Camden Market, later expanding to selling vintage 1930s and 1950s industrial and MidCentury style furniture through two shops in Islington.
By 2001 the business had become popular with architects and designers sourcing furniture for restaurants and bars as well as visual merchandisers looking for unusual retail display and shop window props. Around this time a range of furniture was launched to compliment the vintage stock. This continues to be made at the workshop in Essex on the same farm as the warehouse.
Owner Saxon Durrant transferred the business from a Sole Trader entity to a Limited Company in 2013 and now, in its 21st year of trading Metroretro Ltd offers a one stop shop for private and commercial customers looking for a mix of bespoke and reclaimed furniture and props.