S A Spooner teamed up with a local designer to manufacture and deliver this multi-layer concept bringing upcycling to a new home and client.
The Victorian cast iron radiator cover, which was found in a reclamation yard in Brighton 3 years ago, has now been given a new life and converted into a stunning island, with solid oak, oak veneer and maple cabinetry, and incredible hand-carved detailing, all done by our craftsman.
The simple, modern, handleless bespoke doors hide traditionally crafted oak cabinetry with oak dovetailed drawers, curved Maple cutlery inserts, and oak pull-out larders. The stunning Honed Calacatta quartz not only covers the worktop but the main wall too. A solid oak, herringbone design, parquet floor finishes off the elegant look.
WINNER – KITCHEN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2019
Shane Hilton, Owner of Arundel Bespoke.
I am delighted to announce that I have won Kitchen Designer of the Year – Project Costing over £50,000 – category at this year’s prestigious KBB Review Retail & Design Awards for our Brighton Gold project.
Entered annually by the very best in the kitchen and bathroom business nationwide, the ceremony is organised by kbbreview, the industry’s leading trade magazine for over 30 years.
It is a huge privilege to be recognised at the kitchen industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.
As part of the judging process, I was asked to present my design to a panel of 8 industry heavyweight judges, including interior designer Linda Barker, and kitchen designers Charlie Smallbone and Johnny Grey.
The award ceremony took place on the 4th April 2019 in Manchester.
Our team of craftsmen has come together to produce this stunning bespoke kitchen in Hove. From the hand-turned oak legs on the 4 metre island with book-matched Callacata quartz worktop to the exquisitely hand-painted, tulipwood cabinets, this kitchen is a real show-stopper.
Gothic Oak Kitchen
We were invited to submit a design for a new living area within a large period property that had been underdeveloped by the previous owners
The kitchen and connecting rooms were a blank canvas for us to introduce a design. The theme echoed the house and the clients tastes, that would have a classic, non-datable modern, considered feel. The design stems from the fact that we are craftsmen who understand architectural detail. The units were made using a combination of English oak where visual impact was required and European oak as a secondary plainer wood was needed. Our work started with sculpting the existing period structural posts that surround the ceiling and dining room above. The original rooms were used as basement storage areas for the main house. After sculpting centre island posts to match the chosen kitchen design, the posts and beams were sand blasted to clean and expose the grain. The cabinets have playful hints of gothic architecture which came from a fireplace within the main house.
Tulip Wood Kitchen
The Tulipwood kitchen was a new addition to a morning room within a period house to act as a servery to the main dining room this was a more restrained design than the gothic kitchen above, both within the same house. This kitchen borrowed elements from the morning room paneling which has been painted. Our kitchen modernises the space with the playful use of tulipwood which has been book matched on the main panels.
Stainless Steel and Oak
The Stainless steel and oak kitchen design borrowed ideas from the construction of the period house the kitchen is sighted in, the house having been made in the 14 th century and timber framing and painted white panels of geometric construction.
The units were made from oak with stainless steel draw fronts. Each draw has fitted compartments using dovetailed draw construction on modern runners.