Deans Traditional shop blinds at Skandium


These l Deans traditional  shop blinds have been installed at the new Skandium premises in Thurloe PlaceSW7. The pale blue covers are blended to the white of the  Deans traditional  shop blinds woodwork thereby creating a sophisticated Nordic look with the client logo picked out crisply in white. The timber work on our  Deans Traditional shop blinds is especially sourced from harvested forests and painted in environmentally sympathetic water based paints. The iron work is powder coated to a high standard at our own London based powder coating plant.

Opening its doors in August, a two-storey building at 35-36 Thurloe Place is to become Skandium’s new homeware store, stocking its collection of Scandinavian soft furnishings, accessories and lighting. Directly opposite, opening in September, a four-storey townhouse at 31 Thurloe Place will become the new furniture outlet. The elegant English building dates from the 1860s and will showcase one of London’s largest collections of Scandinavian lighting, plus a floor full of accessories and gift ideas expertly crafted for the design conscious and the curious.

Close to Thurloe Place is Thurloe Square, a traditional garden square in South Kensington, London, England. There are private communal gardens in the centre of the square for use by the local residents. The Victoria and Albert Museum is close by to the north across Thurloe Place and Cromwell Gardens. The nearest tube station is South Kensington to the west along Thurloe Street. The square (and the adjacent streets) are named after John Thurloe, an advisor of Oliver Cromwell, who owned the land in the seventeenth century. His descendant, Harris Brace, had a godson called John Alexander, who developed the area in the 1820s. George Basevi designed most of the houses. Sir Henry Cole (1808–1892), the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, lived at 33 Thurloe Square just opposite the museum. The building is marked with a blue plaque and is now the Kazakhstan Embassy.

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