Artichoke has been designing and creating bespoke kitchens in Surrey for over 25 years. Our first project was designing the principle kitchen, library and dressing rooms for a family home on Marley Heights near Haslemere, and we are currently involved in a whole house renovation for a home near Dunsfold. Our previous work has included commissions on large neo-Georgian house in the Wentworth, St George’s Hill and Virginia Water area, as well as a Lutyens-designed house close to Farnham.
A large part of what is seen as the classic Surrey style of architecture was interestingly originated by Lutyens in the early 1900s. Prior to that, many houses took on the English country cottage style. Lutyens pioneered architecture with sweeping roofs, large gables and tall chimneys, a style which was then copied by property developers across Surrey in the 1930s. This led to the distinctive architecture of the county.
Period detail is one of our specialisms at Artichoke – we have extensive experience and understanding of it. Most of our projects rely on it for their proportion and elegance, and we are particular fans of the Surrey country house style.
Commissioning Artichoke for bespoke kitchens in Surrey is a world away from choosing a pre-designed range off the shelf from a brand. Clients from Surrey who commission us are seeking complete originality without being ostentatious.
We take a far more involved approach to kitchen design than simply arranging furniture within a space. We will first gain an in-depth understanding of you and how you and your family live before we even think about the style of the kitchen. Our first goal is to ensure that the space works and allows us to deliver your brief. Only once we know the plan is possible do we with think about what the furniture looks like. We design every aspect of the kitchen to your exact requirements from our purpose built workshops.
A more recent kitchen commission in Surrey (as seen above) involved designing a kitchen into a large extension of a Surrey vernacular country home. The room, designed by the architect, took on the flavour of the kitchen at Castle Drogo, and the client required a kitchen that was modern but not overly contemporary. Artichoke met the brief by introducing a mix of timbers and stones to warm the space up. The dark timber is European walnut and the lighter timber is limewashed oak. We also borrowed a detail, the dish above the chimney, from one of Lutyens’ buildings, Goddard’s, which is one of the client’s favourite buildings.
The twin islands were designed to match the large roof lantern above and to improve flow around the kitchen.
If you require any information about the services we provide or would like to discuss bespoke kitchen design in Surrey, you can contact Artichoke by emailing Andrew or Bruce at email@example.com or view our portfolio to see more examples of our work in the area. Our number is +44 (0)1934 745270.
We look forward to speaking to you soon.