Shop blind at Oree boulangerie Kensington

For over one hundred and twenty years this type of Deans traditional shop blind has been one of the foundations upon which Deans have built their reputation. The Deans traditional shop blind is the awning specified by many councils and historic building preservation agencies. All Deans products meet the British Blinds and Shutters Association standards. We still make this beautifully crafted traditional shop blind in the same way that it was specified by John Dean, our founder, back in 1894.  By using only FSA accredited hardwood timbers for the frames and front laths, which are  painted in environmentally sound high quality, water based, paints we retain the integrity of the original design. Our a traditional shop blind  fabric covers are in UV and dirt  resistant materials which are usually  decorated with client  logos which can include  gold leaf if required. Arms and other metal fittings are of cast or forged iron and steel, these are then powder coated for a fine finish which is resistant to the effects of our variable weather.

Born by the experience of founder Laurent d’Orey and bringing a taste of the boulangeries and patisseries of rural France to London, Orée offers freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie, alongside a selection of breakfast dishes, salads and coffees, to eat-in, or takeaway. Baking is at the heart of what Orée does best. Boasting an in-house open boulangerie kitchen, all of Orée’s bread are kneaded and freshly baked, daily, on site..

Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. From the late 19th century until the mid-1970s the street had three classic department stores: Barkers of Kensington, Derry & Toms and Pontings. Barkers bought Pontings in 1906 and Derry & Toms in 1920, but continued to run all three as separate entities.  The Derry and Toms building became famous for its roof top gardens and even a menagerie! Sadly Derry and Toms closed in 1973

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