While the team at Rencraft usually design and manufacture kitchens for residential properties, back in 2019 we were presented with a rare opportunity to do something different – and we were delighted to get involved.

Our design team, led by Managing Director John Stephens, met up with Justin Kowbel and David Caldana; co-owners of London based cookware specialists, Borough Kitchen. They were planning to launch their fourth London store and needed a kitchen designer to help.

The beginnings of a strong partnership were formed, with Rencraft designing and manufacturing two kitchens for Borough Kitchen’s new flagship premises in Islington Square, London.

Fast-forward to today and we are delighted to be able to show you our designs. The first is a beautiful, hand-painted bespoke kitchen which provides the central hub to the Islington store. Oak interiors and open shelves have been dressed with a selection of the finest cookware, pans and accessories from Borough Kitchen’s carefully curated product line. The fully functioning kitchen has also been kitted out with Gaggenau appliances, enabling it to double-up as the Borough Kitchen Cook School where clients can attend classes that teach a number of techniques such as basic knife skills, perfect choux pastry and authentic Thai cuisine.

Head upstairs and you will also find one of our Modular Kitchens. Hand-painted in a beautiful shade dubbed ‘Borough Kitchen blue’, and with our signature birch-ply interiors, this area serves as a show kitchen which will be used as the back drop for online content such as photoshoots and videos.

While nothing gives us greater joy than seeing our kitchen designs installed in our clients homes, it has also been a really exciting and enjoyable challenge to create designs and furniture that will be used a little differently, and we are all absolutely delighted with the finished result.

To find out more about Borough Kitchen, head to their website where you can shop online or sign up to one of their cook schools.

If you’re interested in embarking on your own kitchen redesign project and would like to speak to a member of the Rencraft design team, then simply give us a call on either 01732 762682 or 01892 520730 or email info@rencraft.co.uk

Or, for more kitchen design inspiration, why not browse the case studies in our gallery?