When Martin Moore, chiselled out the first dovetail joint of his very first piece of furniture he, perhaps, wasn't aware he was founding one of the original luxury English kitchen companies, dedicated to producing handmade kitchens.
From the very beginning, Martin Moore's luxury handmade kitchens were influenced by the timeless, elegant symmetry and scale found in the work of pioneers such as Inigo Jones: an architect of the early modern period and responsible for introducing the classical architecture of Rome and Italian Renaissance to Britain.
The result of these influences is luxury handmade kitchen furniture, that not only fulfils its function perfectly but does so with handsome good looks and the ability to fit in, effortlessly, within its situation.
Individual, ageless and beautifully constructed from the highest quality materials, never pandering to fads or fashions but transcending them, a Martin Moore bespoke handmade kitchen is a contemporary classic.
It was 1975, and the handmade kitchen market was dominated by modern German and Italian styles. Martin, a design engineer, and his wife Barbara had just returned to England from their extensive travels around the world. Having bought an old Victorian house in need of much renovation, Martin set to work designing and making furniture that was perfect for their house and family life.
Good things grow, and before long the couple had turned their passion for crafting handmade kitchens into a thriving business. Their appreciation of traditionally built British housing stock and empathy for the quintessential English lifestyle resulted in bespoke, handmade kitchen designs that were perfectly suited to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes.
Over forty-eight years later and we're still a family business, with Richard and Michael Moore working with their parents at the helm for over 20 years. We're proud that many of our loyal workforce - designers, cabinet makers, installation managers, fitters and painters alike - have been with us for decades. Each one takes enormous pride in their work to create our beautiful, bespoke handmade kitchens. People have come to know us for the quality of our materials, the reputation we've built since 1975 and our deep respect and passion for technical and aesthetic excellence. Put simply, our craftsmanship and service.
All our furniture designs for the kitchen and around the home are inspired by the classic styles of English furniture heritage. However, in our workshop, we've happily embraced computer-controlled technology and modern production methods along with traditional cabinet making skills.
Quality and expertise aside, it's our excellent service and the relationships we foster that make our company dramatically different.
During the design process to create your perfect kitchen, we'll listen to your requirements and take on board your ideas, offer advice and guide you through the exciting process of crafting your dream, luxury handmade kitchen.
Once your handmade kitchen has been finalised your dedicated installation manager will be on-hand to answer any questions and liaise with your contractors.
The furniture in your handmade kitchen will be built to our exacting standards by our team of skilled craftsmen in our state-of-the-art workshops in Yorkshire, and installed by our experienced fitting teams. Most installations are complete within one week including worktops, although larger kitchens may continue into a second week, with painting taking a further week once the appliances have been connected.
We make sure that everyone who steps into your home is trained, admired and liked by us, and that their standard of work will meet both your and our high expectations.
If you would like to talk to us about your project, please do contact us. We undertake projects across the UK and Europe.
We would love you to visit one of our showrooms. They are full of inspirational room settings, where you can appreciate the superb quality of our furniture, relish the tactile quality of the hand finishing and experience that palpable passion we have for our work.
All of our furniture comes with a lifetime guarantee.