The signature furniture collections of Smallbone celebrate the reinvention of English architectural epochs and challenge perceptions of space. Each individual commission draws upon decades of design inspiration.
Informal brasserie-style dining was the inspiration for this post-industrial collection, which fuses relaxed entertaining with cooking. Both host and guest can indulge in the kind of theatre sought by those who appreciate the ‘chefs table’ experience in a modern style kitchen.
‘Brasserie’ is characterised by the honesty of horizontal bands of timber, with joinery selected for its attractive knots and individual variations and selected for their character. Every detail, from handles to hinges, is carefully referenced to its engineered, industrial provenance. Carrying the theme of ‘linearity’ throughout, ‘Brasserie’ favours sleek, softened squared edges over curves. Nickel and brushed stainless steel are juxtaposed with natural, exposed wood to create a modern and collaborative space. As at home in a luxury ski chalet as a chic beachfront villa, the Brasserie is a truly versatile design. Smallbone have reimagined this design for a city setting as an urban style kitchen. Featuring bespoke additions, such as a standalone sink unit, integrated chopping board and a floating batterie de cuisine suspended above the working island, this interpretation of the Brasserie style celebrates both the functionality and informal character of the design.
Crisp Classicism and design integrity combine in this opulent style of kitchen. Rich veneers are introduced with mirrored accents and luxurious marble finishes for a 21st Century take on neo-Classical design.
Inspired by the work of Sir John Soane, the Macassar super luxury kitchen embraces the enduring architectural style favoured by the British architect and collector. His mastery of space and light and his commitment to the finest craftsmanship has been creatively and elegantly interpreted in this refined design. The collection features glazed display cupboards reminiscent of apothecary cabinets, which transform everyday china, pots and pans and food into a decorative centrepiece. Mirrored inlays reflect light around the room while framing the kitchen’s expertly engineered doors. Finishing touches, like the stunning elliptical larder and polished nickel recessed handles, add a final stylistic flourish.
Walnut & Silver
Defined by its contrasts, the rich chocolate tones of black walnut are juxtaposed with the lustre of beaten silver arc handles in this classic yet luxury contemporary kitchen collection.
Smallbone’s first leap into the world of modern kitchens, the Walnut & Silver collection revolutionised popular tastes when it was launched in 2005, creating unprecedented demand for luxury walnut kitchens overnight. Over a decade on the collection still retains its elegance and contemporary appeal. At the heart of its popularity is the effortless way it combines contrasting design elements. Linear slatted cabinetry is offset against the sweeping circular lines of its curved front larder and island while the translucence of glass is set against timeless black granite. With functionality at its heart, the collection features convenient pull-out storage and allows for endless configurations made bespoke to suit your lifestyle.
Walnut & Silver Inspired
As recognisable now as it was revolutionary when first conceived, the Original Hand Painted collection reinvigorated kitchen design with the transformative power of colour.
One of Smallbone’s earliest concepts, the collection saw hand painted finishes used in English kitchen design for the first time. This innovative approach set the precedent for a modern and more individual style, allowing Smallbone to offer the first truly personal and completely custom hand painted kitchens. Constantly evolving and timelessly elegant, clients can choose their bespoke painted kitchen from an almost infinite palette of solid colours, glazes and special finishes. From country cottage to New York loft, each kitchen is hand-finished in situ by Smallbone’s team of talented decorative artists, resulting in a flawless and entirely bespoke space.
Hand Painted Inspired
Taking its name from the gently tapering half columns found in 18th Century Greek Revival architecture, this sleek, classic style kitchen fuses historic influences with modern living.
From dentil cornice mouldings to raised and fielded panels, it’s the aesthetic balance and carefully crafted details that set the Pilaster design apart. Featuring exquisite hand-turned detailing that showcases the expertise of Smallbone’s highly-skilled craftsmen, this traditional design is as effective in a pared-back urban setting as it is a grand country house with ornate dressers and classic hanging racks. Truly versatile and fully customisable, clients may choose a heritage colour palette of muted, neutral shades to complement the historic elements of the design. Alternatively, translucent or ebonised glazes add luminosity and lustre to the cabinetry, highlighting the effortless beauty of the design.
Embracing traditional craftsmanship combined with chic, cutting-edge design, the Modernist kitchen exudes the unmistakable quality that is so central to Smallbone’s DNA.
This contemporary, bespoke kitchen features a back-frame with precision-cut apertures designed to perfectly fit the handmade timber drawers. Mitred drawer fronts are crafted with an integrated finger rail for ease of opening and to maintain the sleek, uninterrupted lines. Available in an endless combination of finishes, from bronze and steel to handpainted, stone or veneer, this Handleless kitchen is a flawless example of a custom-made modern design.
The chic aesthetic of New York’s SoHo, inspires this industrial style home kitchen collection. Clean lines, Mulberry grey-stained cabinetry and a mixed material palette combine to create a cool, urban space for cooking and entertaining.
Originally designed for a boutique development in Mulberry Street, SoHo, this eponymous collection features sustainable European oak cabinetry with Statuary marble worktops – the first choice for anyone interested in luxury marble top kitchens. Glazed, cabinets have inset integrated Georgian wired glass that partially obscures the view of the objects stored within. The use of glass, along with Bardiglio mini-brick mosaic splashbacks and mirrored kickplates, adds a subtle sheen to the kitchen that is contrasted by the cool grey cabinetry. Designed to be in sync with the urban lifestyle, a central island with space for food preparation and a breakfast bar transforms this kitchen into a social hub dedicated to entertaining. With book-matched Calacutta Oro marble worktops and rose gold finishes, the striking yet versatile design is at home in Knightsbridge as it in Manhattan.
The ‘Unfitted’ Kitchen
Considered to be one of the most important modern kitchens, the Unfitted collection revolutionised the way we live.
Challenging the accepted norms of kitchen design, it pioneered the concept of the, now ubiquitous, custom-made kitchen island. Bespoke pieces of furniture were adapted to specific functions for the first time, embedding the concepts of social sharing within the ethos of the kitchen and transforming it into a social and entertaining space. A fine example of a luxury, social kitchen style, open-plan living is now commonplace thanks to the Unfitted kitchen. It is little surprise then that Smallbone continues to draw inspiration from this rule-breaking design to this day.