The Smallbone Home

Published: 19th April 2021

Impactful designs, delivered with flair: Smallbone fuses best-in-class craftsmanship with cutting-edge style for whole home solutions. 

 

Every sporting hero knows that honing their craft takes years of dedicated practise. And when it comes to seamless interiors, only the same attention to detail can produce truly effortless design. At Smallbone, a forty-year heritage in cabinet making is behind every artisan-produced piece, from striking kitchens and expertly crafted wine stores, to state-of-the art media rooms and standalone concepts created for open-plan living. 

 

From its Wiltshire workshop, this British brand has been producing forward-thinking pieces for the kitchen and beyond since 1978. Then, it pioneered the concept of the kitchen as the heart of the home; now it champions the idea that seamless homemaking extends beyond to embrace the whole: dedicated to the art of considered living. From dressing rooms to wine rooms and even boot rooms, Smallbone’s furniture embodies cohesion, luxury and easy flow. 

 

Inspired by architecture 

Contemporary detailing infuses many of the collections, including Modernist, which takes its cue from the pared-back shapes of the 1960s and 1970s, adding an up-to-the-minute twist. A modular design means that every element has unique impact, taking form and function beyond the traditional kitchen setting for the first time. The collection suits both intimate and generous spaces, combining scale and presence with clean, geometric forms. Hand-selected oak veneers, deep Belgian fossil stone counters and a mellow grey finish lend a luxurious but organic feel. Tinted glass panels are framed in custom metal, while subtle internal lighting and elegant timber and glass shelving complete the mood. 

 

Best of all, this is a flexible design that transitions easily from day to night. Concealed storage accommodates everything from Nespresso pods to martini glasses. 

 

The jewel in the crown is Modernist’s ‘Day to Evening’ cabinet, which blends open and hidden storage for a combination of efficiency and visual appeal. Hidden within the cabinet’s centre, a luxurious Arabescato Orobico marble-clad sink and storage area enables seamless drinks preparation, from morning coffee to evening cocktails. 

 

‘Skill, passion and expert craftsmanship are the hallmarks of every piece we produce. you can see it in the undercut top edges of our drawers, the grain of the wood or the delicate curves of our cabinetry’ 

 

Innovative and modern storage 

Smallbone’s traditional joinery skills, combined with precision engineering, result in boundary-pushing designs, perfect for those wishing to display and preserve their treasured collections. Its climate-controlled wine walls, ideal for kitchens, are a creative and playful way to store and showcase bottles, while under-stairs space, dedicated rooms and cellars can be tailored top-to-bottom to house and showcase precious vintages for the serious collector. These bespoke solutions are all handcrafted at the Devizes workshop, with the option to incorporate separate wine refrigeration, personalised stemware storage, wine bar sinks and tasting counters. 

 

Tailored to fit 

Imbued with meaning, home is a concept that conjures relaxation and restoration as well as a place to be creative, to host friends and family and to express our individuality. Smallbone’s designs are right on that pulse point with their honed live-work-relax solutions. Its award-winning concepts have pioneered a new way to engage with our homes, enabling relaxed transition from one space to another. So it follows that handcrafted kitchen cabinetry can be complemented by a practical, adjoining boot room, a pantry or an impactful floor-to-ceiling media console. Likewise, many of the kitchen collections lend themselves equally well to dressing rooms, where a combination of glass-fronts and seamless cabinetry achieve an ideal balance of concealed and showcase storage. The result is personalised design underpinned by a consistent, creative signature. Every piece is custom-made to suit your space. 

 

Rooted in heritage 

Whether a carefully created walnut- lined drawer, or a bespoke, marble-clad island, each collection is imbued with the know-how gathered by Smallbone’s makers. And the future is just as important as the past – creative collaborations, including an ongoing partnership with Samsung, means that next-generation tech and time-honoured joinery skills are perfectly aligned. Every Smallbone piece is designed to stand the test of time. It’s a commitment born from the belief that in cabinetry making, as in life, dedication to perfection will always pay off. 

 

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