Metroretro Ltd

Now one of the UK’s leading vintage and retro furniture houses, Metroretro has grown from a Camden Market stall in London in the early 1990s, via two London shops to a warehouse-based online business. We supply commercial and private customers with an eclectic mix of vintage and industrial furniture, along with decorative props for all manner of occasions.

We are often called upon to create and source unique, handmade furniture pieces for private and commercial customers alike. You can see some of our commercial clients at the bottom of this page.

In the last ten years a range of our own furniture has also been developed incorporating reclaimed materials, all of which is handmade in East Anglia. The prop hire side of the business incorporates all of the stock for sale, in addition to items that are only available to hire. Situated on a picturesque farm in rural Essex, our furniture warehouse and workshop are open by appointment.

Please call Saxon on 01245 363 764 or email sales@metroretro.co.uk with any enquiry.



New Additions


£200.00

A large abstract canvas salvaged from the art room at Carmel College in Oxfordshire. The canvas is stretched over fibreboard and surrounded by a basic pine frame.

  • 126.5cm wide
  • 149cm high
  • 4.5cm thick
 

£140.00

A very cute and unusual counterweight lamp in a canary yellow paint finish. The construction is entirely in aluminium with an aged brass switched bulbholder. The lamp has been re-wired with a period style cloth covered twisted flex.As with all electrical items offered for sale this light has been PAT tested.

  • 25cm high stem
  • 15cm dia. base
  • 11cm dia. shade

£295.00

A great example of a Hanovia health lamp. These lights were originally fitted with heating elements designed to radiate heat to parts of the body for its alleged health giving properties. Their modernist design gives them great appeal as floor lights. This lamp is in a sage green metallic paint finish with an upper chrome stem on which the chrome boom arm is mounted and can be adjusted in height and angle. The shade retains its brass makers badge, very faded but Hanovia can still be read. The bulbholder takes standard domestic bulbs. The light has been re-wired with a traditional cloth covered flex.As with all electrical items offered for sale this lamp has been PAT tested.

£240.00

An early Evertaut machinist chair, salvaged from the Footprint Tools factory in Sheffield. This is an unusual version, with a height adjustable oak backrest. The seat is also solid wood, looking to be mahogany. The steel frame was completely bare of paint when found so it has been lightly rubbed down and lacquered.

  • 90cm high
  • 38cm deep
  • 35 x 35cm base
  • 52cm seat height

£240.00

A lovely example of an original 1227 type anglepoise lamp. Manufactured by Herbert Terry to George Cawardine's iconic design, inspired by the movement of the human arm. This lamp has an aged brass switched bulbholder  and the paintwork is the factory finish, slightly distressed in parts but completely original. The shade is the earlier rolled type and the links and spacers are also the earlier chromed version. The light has been re-wired using a period style cloth covered twisted flex. As with all electrical items offered for sale this light has been PAT tested.

  • 15cm shade diameter
  • 15cm x 15cm base

£250.00

An unusual counterweight desk lamp, maker unknown. The counterweight and stepped base give it an Art Deco feel although it was almost certainly produced in the 1950s. The base is cast iron with an aluminium covering, the counterweight is also cast iron. The rest of the lamp body and shade are aluminium. The light has an aged brass lampholder taking bayonet bulbs and has been re-wired using a cloth covered twisted flex.As with all electrical items offered for sale this lamp has been PAT tested.

  • 64cm high
  • 14cm base dia.
  • 13cm shade dia.

Previous and ongoing customers include:

sales@metroretro.co.uk +44 (0) 1245 363 764
Copyright © Metroretro Ltd (2014) Website designed by: Fizz Web Design

sales@metroretro.co.uk

+44 (0) 1245 363 764

Copyright © Metroretro Ltd (2014)

Website designed by: Fizz Web Design