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.
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.
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 farm in rural Essex, our furniture warehouse and workshop are open by appointment.