Monday 17 September 2012

Manufacturer Focus: Acquisitions

Even in these days of ubiquitous central heating, a house does not seem like a home without a hearth. Whether used for warmth or simply for its aesthetic value, a beautiful fireplace is always a focal point, an imposing presence that lends architectural elegance to its surroundings.
Founded in 1974, Acquisitions began life as an architectural antiques business but soon specialised in rescuing beautiful antique fireplaces that had been evicted from their home in the name of fashion.
As suitable originals became scarcer, they set about the ambitious task of replicating Victorian cast-iron fireplaces, and were proud to lead the way in restoring the period mantelpiece to its rightful place in the British public's consciousness.
Today, the Acquisitions collection of ‘continuations’ – the word ‘reproductions’ does not do their products justice, since they are so faithfully recreated using authentic skills, techniques and materials – is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, encompassing every material from marble to cast iron, and every style from Georgian to modern-day. While notable clients have included pop stars, film icons and denizens of 10 Downing Street, The White House and Buckingham Palace, Acquisitions are pleased to offer everything from private commissions to competitively priced models.

Acquisitions has an extensive list of well known clients, as can be seen below.
No. 10 Downing Street Zoe Wannamaker Andrew Ridley
Buckingham Palace Glenn Gregory Dennis Norden
The White House Michael Gambon Melvyn Bragg
No 11. Downing Street Alan Bennett Sinead O'Connor
Admiralty House Jonathan Miller Adam Garcia
Bill Clinton Brian Johnson David Gahan
Steven Spielberg Kim Appleby Rod Stewart
Geoffrey Howe The Savoy Hotel Linda Ronstadt
Leslie Phillips The Connaught Hotel Beryl Bainbridge
Derek Jacobi Sultan of Brunei Charles Dance
Roger Lloyd Pack George Lucas James Hazeldine
Andy Bell John Major Nicholas Grace
Raphael Benitez Robert Powell Carlton House Terrace
Gary Speed Martin Peters London Marriott Grosvenor Square
Harry Kewell Dennis Quilley No 1 Hyde Park
Jonathan Ross Tony Hadley Bvlgari Hotel
Morten Harket Sir Alex Ferguson Bvlgari Residence
Cameron Mackintosh Gary Neville RAF Benevolent Fund
Sting Djibril Cisse The Rubens Hotel London
Adam Ant Lord Brocket

Catering for every taste and setting, Acquisitions of London are also the leading manufacturer of flueless wall-mounted fires with our range of contemporary X-FIRES, and produce a beautiful collection of British-made multi-fuel and gas stoves.

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