Smallbone of Devizes
House & Home

Smallbone of Devizes

First on the list for British furniture design

Launched in 1978, Smallbone of Devizes has been at the forefront of British kitchen design for more than 40 years. The brand is now part of Lux Group Holdings, home of some of the world’s finest design and furniture companies, including Mark Wilkinson Furniture, Brookmans by Smallbone and recently acquired McCarron & Co. This has ensured its continued growth, allowing it to develop a diverse portfolio of wares, including a range of immaculately executed custom-made furniture for individual spaces.

 

From strong British roots, Smallbone’s stock is rising as a directional, high-end, international lifestyle brand, with an impressive increase in overseas sales as well as significant growth in the British market. Major international projects sporting Smallbone interiors are appearing on the global stage and raising interior design benchmarks.

 

Across the Atlantic, upmarket architects and developers are proving hungry for both the Smallbone brand name and its visionary contemporary design ingenuity. These include residences in New York City in a clutch of top- flight developments, from New York’s Central Park Tower – now the tallest residential building in the world – and One57 to 1010 Park Avenue and 210 West 77th Street.

From strong British roots, Smallbone’s stock is rising as a directional, high-end, international lifestyle brand

Smallbone of Devizes

Smallbone’s covetable kitchens and elegant bedrooms, wine rooms, libraries and dressing rooms have added substantial value to these headline-hitting buildings and have contributed to the breaking of Manhattan residential real estate price records.

 

In the Arabian Gulf, recent clients include top- end developer Emaar, which favours Smallbone cabinetry in numerous rooms of the home, including kitchen spaces, dressing rooms, media rooms and butlers’ pantries. Stellar architectural collaborators in the region include the likes of renowned architects Jean Nouvel and Bill Sofield, widely recognised as the world’s foremost creator of masterpiece skyscrapers.

 

In 2020, its new creative and managerial direction will see Smallbone of Devizes rolling out elegant new flagship showrooms in London’s Knightsbridge and Manhattan – set to be the best places to absorb the new look and feel of Smallbone’s signature cabinetry. Lux Group Holdings is also making a million pound investment in the brand’s workshop, as a precursor to a massive investment in a best-of- class operation at a new facility in the near future.

What will never change, however, is Smallbone of Devizes’s commitment to meticulous and exacting personal service, with each commission a close collaboration between designer and client, from concept through to the finished work. The essence of the brand, of course, is the consummate skill of its crafts people, with each piece inscribed with the name of the joiner who created it. The workshop itself is set within the honeyed hills of Devizes, where, from the Bronze Age onwards, locals carved the outlines of horses into the chalky faces of the rolling downland.

Those mythical symbols are referenced in Smallbone’s beautiful new logo, which traces the outline of a horse’s head. The message is clear: this British trailblazer may be having a stellar time, but it is not about to forget its roots.

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