We have recently refurbished two original analogue Roberts Revival radios. Roberts were inspired to create this model by the demand created when a vintage Roberts radio was featured in an 80s Martini advert. These were some of the last Roberts Radios to bear the ‘Made in England’ label and were upholstered in much more durable coverings than the later Roberts Revivals. One is in a ravishing, red Rexine cover and one in beautiful blue, genuine leather. After a full check up (with any dodgy parts replaced) and a good clean and polish they are looking as good as when they left the Roberts’ Factory in East Mosley. See them and our other re-covered and refurbished radios at www.revivedradios.com
As a child of the seventies this fabulous orange fabric brought back some memories. Our kitchen had wallpaper like this circa 1973. I’m not sure I’d like my kitchen to look like that now but on this classic Roberts Radio it looks groovy baby. See it at Revived Radios
This is a handsome 1990s vintage Roberts Radio R737 customised in Little Birds Oilcloth by Cath Kidston. The Radio has been fully refurbished inside and out and is available at: revivedradios.com
This funky oilcloth from The Stripes Company was just the job for our first customised Roberts Radio of 2016 See it here .
We spent our summer holidays on the beautiful Isle of Mull off the western coast of Scotland. Whilst there we visited the Ardalanish Weavers www.ardalanish.com which can be found just behind the fabulous Ardalanish beach. Situated on a farm they weave gorgeous tweeds using the wool from their own Hebridean sheep. We were particularly taken with this tweed called Mull Granite which closely echoes the colours of the pink granite outcrops of the Ross of Mull. We couldn’t resist bringing some back to re-cover this Roberts Radio – available shortly at www.revivedradios.com
As I’m a bit of a bird fancier I just couldn’t resist this fabulous oilcloth from Cath Kidston, although I’m not convinced of its ornithological exactitude. It would be great for listening to Annie Nightingale don’t you think? www.revivedradios.com
Cath Kidston fabric is tremendously popular and a great fabric to recover a peeling Roberts Radio in. Personally we prefer the less flowery patterns such as this Folk Paisley Oilcloth currently available to order from Revived Radios