About Artichoke Kitchens & Interiors

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.

From the first conversations we hold with our clients, through creative space planning and drawings, to final installation, we pursue perfection.

Together with our clients we are creating not only wonderfully liveable, architecturally sympathetic interiors, but also rooms that will be admired and enjoyed for generations.

We are not simply making joinery.  We are making history.

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What makes us different?

Our work for you will be unconstrained by any formula, by any pre-existing templates or by any work we have done for any other clients. Instead, it is designed and made to answer a brief that is perfectly particular to you and your house. Because we think and make in this way, our clients benefit from the full – and remarkable – potential of interior joinery.

We believe we are one of a kind; that we have a uniquely close relationship with our clients; that our work fulfils a singular role in the renovation of period houses, and that it adds lasting value to our clients’ homes.

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Our team

The UK’s best craftsmen and women are drawn to Artichoke’s Cheddar workshop.

Together they are inspired to design and make the exquisitely detailed architectural joinery that transforms beautiful houses into wonderful family homes.

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Artichoke kitchens' founder, Bruce Hodgson
Inspiration for Artichoke kitchens from period houses like Heal House


The way we work

To create Artichoke kitchens and interiors we blend creative imaginative design with a deep understanding of period architecture and styles.

We really get to know our clients and our relationships last for years. It is because we know them intimately that we are able to meet our ambition: for our clients to live the life they dream of in the interior of their dreams.

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Our story

Our business is thirty years old. From simple beginnings on a borrowed workshop bench we have evolved and grown to become leaders in our field.

Not everything has changed though. We are still excited by our work with wood and fascinated by its power to shape homes.

Read more of our story and watch an interview with Bruce.

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Nurturing Creative Talent

As well as being committed to building Britain’s future heritage we are committed to nurturing creative talent.

With the Artichoke School of Furniture, a free initiative based around Cheddar for local school-aged children, we aim to inspire young people who may not have had the opportunity to explore their creative and practical potential in their experience of a narrowing and academically focused curriculum.

We also hold an annual Makers’ Conference at west country venues with the aim of assisting student designer makers and young furniture start-up companies in the business aspects of running furniture and cabinet making ventures.

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Artichoke in the Press

Our commitment to creating Britain’s future heritage has led us through the doors of some of England’s most intriguing homes. It has also led us into the press! By combining sensitive joinery design with space planning expertise and a keen observation of household life, we are celebrated for the unique contribution we bring to restoration projects and newly built homes. Here we share a curated collection of articles that explore our mission and purpose as well as articles that detail our projects.

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