Design is in the detail
Charlie Smallbone has been at the forefront of kitchen design since the 1980s, introducing modern day classics such as the hand painted kitchen, which has been reproduced by hundreds of kitchen companies throughout the world. At Ledbury Studio this experience has culminated in his new collections.Using traditional artisan joinery methods, married with cutting edge modern design, Ledbury Studio's new collection blends the warmth and comfort of a traditional kitchen, with a very contemporary design ethic.
The ethos of the design is using good strong shapes which work together and engineered solutions that define boundaries with accuracy. The framework around each drawer and door panel originates from classic Georgian cock beading, allowing the introduction of an infinite variety of fascia panels for the kitchen fronts . Crisp sharp detailing combines with precisely defined interfaces to deliver a spectacular and sophisticated result - stylish, elegant and totally functional but different to anything else.
Craft is at the core of Ledbury Studio's designs. Every kitchen is hand made to order in the Wiltshire workshops using traditional joinery techniques. Using only the finest materials, each kitchen is built using timber hand selected for grade and quality, to meet the highest standards of quality and finish, ensuring your kitchen is built to last a lifetime.
At the core of the design ethos for the new collections is the combining of exquisite luxury metal finishes such as copper and pewter, with wood, both stained and painted, and stone. The combination of these materials leads to an extraordinary variety of finishes, creating very different looks. The metal finishes have been specially developed by specialist artists. The copper panels on the cabinets have the most beautiful and dramatic Verdigris patterning. They have been individually aged, to give a wonderful texture and pattern, and really are a work of art in themselves. Likewise the pewter finish has been developed by specialist artists creating a unique look which is simply outside the remit and experience of others.