With our homes morphing into our neighbourhood restaurant, favourite coffee shop, and office, now’s the time to reconsider your four walls and give them some love. And there’s no room more hard working than the kitchen, which is where Huckleberry comes in. At a starting price of £12,000, the company offers individually designed and exquisitely-made bespoke kitchens, wardrobes and furniture, whilst prioritising sustainability in its resources and methods. The style of Huckleberry is inspired by classical architecture and historic cabinetry, particularly Victorian kitchens and Georgian sculleries – think your favourite Stately pile and its divine kitchen furniture that has lasted centuries.
Huckleberry believes that we should ‘buy once, and buy well’, just as previous generations did. To this end, it crafts well-made furniture with an eye to long-lasting style, and in doing so supports sustainable forestry, manufacturing practices, and traditional artisan skills. The kitchens are individually designed to ensure the customer is receiving something truly bespoke that won’t tire with the passing of a broad-brushed interiors trend. Kitchens are cleverly planned to make the most of space and be multi-functioning – does the office, living room, dining room and kitchen in one set up sound familiar? Perhaps best of all, by not paying to run showrooms, Huckleberry is able to offer their well-crafted furniture without a high-end price tag.
Based between the Chilterns and the Cotswolds, the company is run by husband and wife Matt and Claire Podesta. Matt (an award-winning furniture and kitchen designer) and Claire (a graphic designer and abstract artist) have recently launched their Unfitted Collection, which is a series of free-standing pieces that combine to make a kitchen of individual items, each with their own distinct character. Because each piece comes ready assembled, fitting costs are minimal and, if you ever move, you can take the pieces with you.
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