The brief for this kitchen in a traditional family home in Rorschach, Switzerland was to design cabinetry that would create the impression of freestanding furniture rather than a more ‘fitted’ look. Our clients additionally wished to retain the room’s light and airy feel, which we complemented with a warm yet modern kitchen in solid and custom veneered oak with Corian surfaces, splash backs and side panels. We also designed with careful consideration of the room’s beautifully paneled walls, adjusting the proportion and fit of the cabinetry so as not to detract from this fine interior detailing.
The clean and pared back lines of this kitchen belie an impressive array of features and detailing - from hand-turned oak pegs and bespoke drawer configurations to custom window surrounds and an expertly designed arrangement of removable storage, waste and recycling bins, each custom-made in powder-coated metal.
Worktops: JT Corian® Shell
- Materials; Corian, oak (solid lipped and veneered), melamine, tinted lacquer finish and powder-coated metal
- Appliances & Fitments: Siemens zoneless induction hob and Teppan Yaki cooktop, steam oven and combination microwave, Abode mixer and spray taps
- Private client
"The first time I heard of Jack Trench Bespoke Kitchens was through an article in the Sunday Telegraph. Jack referenced the golden triangle of kitchen building, but what really caught my eye were the shots of one of his kitchens in Brancaster Staithe. It looked like a gigantic piece of a dissected cake and I knew at once that I wanted to talk to this man called Jack Trench. And ask him if he was keen on building a kitchen in Switzerland. In my mind, Jack was this older gentlemen, certainly very busy, possibly a little big arrogant from decades of building luxurious kitchens for Britain's most beautiful homes. So I expected to be turned down in the kindest way. But lo and behold, Jack is this young lad (okay, not exactly young, but certainly not an old fart) who was keen on hearing what I had on my mind.
To cut a long story short, Jack Trench Ltd built us the most fabulous kitchen. The quality of their craftsmanship is outstanding. The attention to detail is second to none. The way the kitchen has been integrated into this former living room is very clever and is a testament to their skill on how to mix old and new. The Corian counter tops are pleasing to touch and look clean but not clinical.
But beyond the sheer quality of the kitchen, it was the immense pleasure of working with Jack and his team that turned this kitchen into a little piece of magic for us. It is without any doubt the most important part of our house and I enjoy looking at Jack's work every day. Thank you Jack and Julie and Edd and everyone else in the shop, for being patient with us and for making a dream come true."
Pascale & Thomas