Making History

We are designers and makers of fine handmade kitchens and joinery-led interiors

We are experts in design, traditional architectural joinery and cabinet making; in the language of good English houses and in the way we live now.

We know that in town and country, the period English house is one of life’s loveliest prizes. But these houses present a challenge – fitting them for modern life without compromising their historic charm and value.

We will meet this challenge for you through traditional architectural joinery, meticulous detailing and a real understanding of the life of a household.

The result? Stunning, functional bespoke kitchens and fitted joinery which add to the heritage of your house for future generations, while celebrating family life today.


How do we transform fine houses into fabulous homes?

We are architectural joiners and we use wood to shape the character and function of rooms into distinctive and beautifully liveable spaces. Because no two families – or houses – are the same, each Artichoke design is entirely different from the next. Bespoke, in other words.

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Period interior experts

A rare and deep understanding of period styles and historical detail allows us to fit homes for modern life without compromising their architectural value.

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About Artichoke

We are a company with strong values. We are committed to excellence in everything we do for our clients, for each other and for Britain’s interior architectural heritage.

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Our traditional joinery and handmade kitchen services cover the full span of a renovation or new build project from creative design through to the technical intricacies of installation.

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Kitchens and beyond

While Kitchens tend to be the starting point of our involvement with a project, the brief often extends to additional rooms elsewhere in the house.

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