Deans traditional shop blind for Starbucks, Earlsfield


The Deans traditional shop blind has been proven in use over three centuries for its strength and integrity as well as its faithfulness to the original John Dean design of the 1890s. This example of the model has been installed at Starbucks, Earlsfield, not far from our original factory in Putney.  The cover is in a fabric purchased specifically for the Starbuck project, for whom Deans have worked for over twenty years..This Deans shop blind is perfect on the shopfront shown here and is entirely in keeping with the traditional architectural style found in Earlsfield

Starbucks is considered the main representative of “second wave coffee”, initially distinguishing itself from other coffee-serving venues in the US by taste, quality, and customer experience while popularizing darkly roasted coffee. Since the 2000s, third wave coffee makers have targeted quality-minded coffee drinkers with hand-made coffee based on lighter roasts, while Starbucks nowadays uses automated espresso machines for efficiency and safety reasons. Starbucks are also a mainstream meeting place for businesses and their Wi-Fi zones encourage these customers.

Earlsfield is developed around a mainline (i.e. above ground) rail station that was built at the end in April 1884 in the place of a large Victorian residence called Earlsfield. When the site was sold by the Davis family to the London and South Western Railway one of the conditions of sale was that the station would be named after their house. Thus the name of that house provided the name of the station, and thence to the suburb.

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