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 spaces so both host and guest can indulge in the kind of theatre expected by those who appreciate modern style kitchens.
The Brasserie is characterised by a design feature redolent of horizontal scaffold planks, with timber selected for its attractive knots and individual variations and character. Every detail, from handles to hinges, is carefully considered for its engineered, industrial detail. Carrying the theme of clean, industrial lines throughout, the Brasserie opts for sleek, squared edges over circular curves. Nickel and brushed stainless steel are juxtaposed by 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. Recently reimagined for a city setting as an urban style kitchen, it was given a makeover for the 6/7 Thurloe Place showroom in Knightsbridge, London. Featuring bespoke additions, such as a standalone sink unit with integrated chopping board and a floating storage rack suspended above the working island, this interpretation of the Brasserie style celebrates both the functionality and informal character of the design.
Crisp Classicism and directional design combine in this opulent style kitchen. Rich veneers are united with mirrored accents and luxurious marble finishes for a 21 st Century take on neo-Classical design.
Inspired by Sir John Soane, the Macassar luxury wooden kitchen embraces the enduring architectural style favoured 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 historic 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 details. Finishing touches, like squared-off cornices 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. At the time Walnut was rarely seen in a kitchen setting, but since then has gone on to become one of Smallbone’s most sought-after materials. 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 sooty 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 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 18 th 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 carefully crafted details that set the Pilaster classic luxury kitchen 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.
True to our artisanal roots and tradition of craftsmanship, our handle-less furniture has a handmade quality that exudes the unmistakable DNA of Smallbone of Devizes.
A seamless frame, with precision-cut apertures to receive handmade timber drawer boxes. The mitred drawer fronts are crafted with an integrated finger rail. The combinations of finishes are limitless, be it bronze, steel, stone, veneer or hand painted with any level of sheen.
The chic aesthetic of New York’s SoHo, inspires this industrial style home kitchen collection. Clean lines, Mulberry-stained cabinetry and mixed materials 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, apothecary-style cabinets are inset integrated Georgian wire mesh 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 matt black 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. Much like the Brasserie kitchen, the Mulberry Street collection was recently reimagined for Smallbone’s 6/7 Thurloe Place showroom in Knightsbridge, London. With book-matched Calacutta Oro marble worktops and rose gold finishes, the striking yet versatile design is at home in sophisticated West London as it in Manhattan.
The ‘Unfitted’ Kitchen
Considered by many as one of the most important kitchen designs of modern times, Smallbone’s Unfitted kitchen revolutionised the way we live. It pioneered the concept of the kitchen island, something that is now considered ubiquitous.
The freestanding furniture design challenged the accepted norm of what a kitchen should be and introduced the concept of the kitchen as a social and entertaining space. Bespoke pieces of furniture were adapted to specific functions embedding the concepts of social sharing within the ethos of the kitchen space. To this day, we continue to draw inspiration from this radical design. Open-plan living is now commonplace thanks to Smallbone’s Unfitted kitchen.