Discover the sustainable handmade kitchen company with a big heart
CLEMMIE AND SIMON HOOPER’S (AKA MOTHER AND FATHER OF DAUGHTERS) WESTGATE KITCHEN PAINTED IN MYLANDS BOROUGH MARKET. IMAGE: CLICK:CREATE BY DAVID RENNARD
There are plenty of interiors companies that boast their sustainability credentials and their associations with charities, but the direct impact of your individual purchase is not always clear. With Herringbone Kitchens – an independent family-run business based in Canterbury, Kent but with UK-wide projects – it couldn’t be simpler.
PRIMROSE HILL KITCHEN. IMAGE: CLICK:CREATE BY DAVID RENNARD
For every kitchen made, they plant a tree. For every kitchen they sell, they fund the local Changing Lives homeless charity’s winter shelter for one day, which provides meals, support and a warm place to stay for the night.
It’s a simple pledge, just like Herringbone Kitchens’ simple ethos; to create bespoke kitchens for living in. Not bespoke kitchens to admire from afar and pace around clutching a dishcloth and a bottle of spray bleach to keep it pristine at all times. No, these are beautiful, practical, handmade kitchens with great intentions at their heart.
HERRINGBONE KITCHENS’ FOUNDERS AND DIRECTORS ELLY AND WILLIAM DURRANT. IMAGE: REBECCA DOUGLAS
Set up five years ago by husband and wife team William and Elly Durrant (designer and marketing respectively), who have handpicked their team of master craftsmen, designers and fitters, there is no doubting their passion for what is often considered the most important room in the house.
Our kitchens are retreats, boardrooms and late-night pubs for tired parents.”
THE ELEGANT TWO-TONE KITCHEN OF ERICA DAVIES OF THE EDITED. IMAGE: CLICK:CREATE BY DAVID RENNARD
As William says: “Kitchens are for teaching family recipes to little helpers, storing your fine china for special occasions, keeping a favourite wine you save for birthdays and anniversaries, it’s where the family meets, kids do their homework and where we catch up with friends.
“It’s where we celebrate achievements and end up chatting through the night making big life decisions. Our kitchens are retreats, boardrooms and late-night pubs for tired parents. Our kitchen is our home.”