What we do

RETRO+NUEVO is all about breathing new life into old things, about celebrating the beauty that comes from the passing of time.

Designing & Making

From bespoke pieces of individually crafted furniture to ambitious projects such as hotels and private homes, we conceive, design and create unique works from traditional and reclaimed materials, singular designs sharing our hallmark aesthetic.

  • Furniture & fitted units and kitchens
  • Interiors (shop-fitting, bar and restaurant installations)
  • Building work (houses, hotels)

We can lead the interior design of commercial projects (such as retail interiors, bar and restaurant refurbishments) or work with your existing designers to incorporate RETRO+NUEVO installations into your own plans.

With over 20 years experience we have developed and honed products and techniques, such as our proprietary antique paint finishes, to seamlessly blend hand-aged new materials together with recycled original pieces. With source materials in limited supply our expertise makes more heavily-degraded stock become viable for re- and up-cycling.

We delight in bringing our creative energy and experience to bear on design challenges where solutions are inspired by the materials themselves.

Where we do it

Our base—and our spiritual home—is the Andalucian province of Cádiz.

Our rural cortijo (designed and built by ourselves) serves as our workshop and the base for all of our production, but we service clients throughout Europe.

Over more than a decade we have built an extensive network of contacts and suppliers to source materials and remnants of classic Spanish architectural design.

With imagination, skill, and love, we take them and make them beautiful again.