Bespoke kitchens and furniture, designed to maximise space
Creating handcrafted bespoke kitchens and furniture that are as unique as the homes they’re designed for is what makes Chamber Furniture a name to know in the industry.
A family business, established in 1994, this discerning designer and manufacturer combines the best of traditional craftsmanship with beautiful materials and the latest in digital technology. The result is custom-built furniture suitable for every room in the home.
Everything is handmade to the customer’s specifications in Chamber Furniture’s state-of- the-art factory in Kent. (Along with the stunning oak-clad showroom, it’s in the heart of the countryside, just 35 minutes’ train journey from central London.) In fact, there are no standard cupboard sizes or specific ranges since the company feels this can be restrictive. Instead, the emphasis is on the choice of aesthetic, whether it’s traditional, contemporary, rustic or minimalist. Hardwoods such as oak, walnut, maple or ash can be hand-sprayed, burnished and lacquered, or hand-painted, so the design options are limitless.
The company’s simple philosophy is that commissioning custom-built furniture should be a joy for the client, from start to finish. Every project, regardless of scale – it can be one room or an entire house – is welcomed and treated with equal enthusiasm and care. The team relishes devising alternative layouts and coming up with original and resourceful ideas and solutions, so that what starts out as a new kitchen project often escalates to a complete re-design, so happy are customers with the advice they’re given. As a mid-sized company, Chamber Furniture has the scope and ability to execute projects on a large scale and regularly collaborates with property developers and architects. Indeed, scale and proportion are at the heart of everything the company does, taking particular pride in their talent for maximising space.
One example of this is the way they’ve tapped into the ‘broken-plan living’ trend, a compromise between traditional home layout and open-plan living. A brilliant broken-plan design is all about clever use of space, creating distinct living zones by means of split levels, room dividers and flexible, semi-permanent partitions such as moveable bookcases or screens. The company is also seeing a high demand for bold statement colours that suit both contemporary and classic homes, from dark inky blues to lush forest greens.
‘The drama of a bold, strong colour teamed with crisp white marble worktops evokes a super-sleek, impressive and timeless colour combination,’ says Scott Nicholson, managing director and head designer. ‘Simply mix additional materials and textures into the flooring or, for a decadent touch, add a metallic finish with copper, brass or pewter to your island, with a pedestal base or full island sides and back. Coordinate your accent colours with sleek handles to tie the theme together and soften with an inviting wooden or stone floor.’
New room displays will soon be added to the already extensive showroom, including a floor-to-ceiling wine storage cabinet, a bedroom and fully concealed kitchen with bi-fold retractable doors and secret door to a utility area. Such innovative new designs ensure this forward- thinking company remains one step ahead.
Chamber Furniture, The Old Timber Yard, London Road, Halstead, Kent TN14 7DZ. +44 (0)1959 532553