RIVET & HIDE
Commercial shop fitting
PROJECT
OVERVIEW
From top to bottom, the whole of Rivet and Hide at 5 Windmill Street, London, is totally bespoke. Just like every piece of rare selvedge denim that the shop sells has its own story, so does every plank of wood or piece of metal used to create the shop itself.
THE FINER
DETAILS

FLOOR

Reclaimed timber that has come out of, 50-100 year old buildings in the South East of England. Each plank is different in width and length. Cut, laid and finished by hand to give a totally unique pattern and look, which will never be achievable by using standard solid flooring or planks. The floor oozes warmth and character.

SHELVES

The shelving in the shop is made up from reclaimed beach groyne Oak. The groynes have been standing for over 50 years on the beaches of East Sussex as a means of stopping coastal erosion. When the groynes are replaced, the old groynes can be dried out and used again – they are sought after due to the distinctive patterns and colours found in them – formed from years of exposure to waves and weather. The shelves are hung on half-inch thick hand-forged steel brackets.

CHANGING ROOM

Similar to the floor, the timber in the changing rooms comes reclaimed from the same source, framing the varying plank sizes and widths with unfinished raw Steel, which also creates the freestanding framework of the changing rooms themselves. Each changing room has a bench seat to the rear, a reclaimed bulkhead light and a range of vintage reclaimed hooks for customer convenience. 

HANGERS

Bespoke 5mm thick steel hangers, made by hand in East Sussex. Each one is slightly different but are all in the same unique design, tailored for Rivet and Hide. The original wooden shouldered shirt and jacket hangers use sustainably sourced FSC approved timber, each shoulder has been cut, shaped and finished by hand, and matched up by eye with the most suitable steel hanger.

RAIL

Designed for Rivet and Hide to fit the unique hangers and act as a centrepiece for the walls of the shop, the rails are 8mm thick steel that have been cut and shaped. The rail is mounted to the wall but also hung from the ceiling using reclaimed Victorian barrier chain. The rails have been finished in a unique way which gives them a warmer feel than the usual cold, industrial feel that raw steel can have.

CUPBOARD

Raw steel framed, hand made doors clad in reclaimed timber slide past each other like Japanese sliding paper doors, allowing for maximum access to storage space and minimum reduction of shop floor.

“Robin is a very talented in wood and metal work. When he fitted out our store in 2014 he used his superior technical knowhow and inate creativity to build a shop that never fails to impress anyone who visits us.

This talent extends to furniture design and this year he designed and built a solid oak jewellery cabinet and a metal and glass depository to display accessories.Both pieces constructed to the highest standard.

He is a natural problem solver so a solution is effortlessly found to any problem”

Danny Hodgson

Owner, Rivet & Hide

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