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Simon Taylor Furniture Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Simon Taylor Furniture Celebrates 35 Years in Business

We are delighted to be celebrating 35 years in business during in 2020. When I started Simon Taylor Furniture in 1985, I worked alone in a small shared workshop. Thanks to a few good connections that I had made at Rycotewood College, where I trained as a cabinetmaker, things took off quite quickly and I started to design and make kitchens for family friends and I also made fine furniture pieces for Linley. I was soon able to build my own large workshop and showroom at Cane End Works, in Bierton, where we remain to this day, and I was able to employ talented craftspeople to work for the company To mark our anniversary, we are going to be refurbishing our showroom into the spring and we will be adding new contemporary and Shaker kitchen displays featuring appliances from premium brands such as Gaggenau, Miele, Novy and Siemens, together with bathroom displays featuring suppliers including Villeroy and Boch and Perrin and Rowe. We will also be adding a new bedrooms range as well. We are also going to be updating our website and we will be enhancing our brand presence on social media. Please do follow Simon Taylor Furniture on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with our latest projects and news I would like to take this opportunity to thank my valued staff and colleagues here at Simon Taylor Furniture, our excellent hand-picked suppliers and also the very many clients that we have worked for over the past 35 years Simon Taylor, managing director, Simon Taylor...
Luxury Kitchens with Luxury Appliances

Luxury Kitchens with Luxury Appliances

Simon Taylor Furniture is a retail partner with Gaggenau, one of the world’s oldest luxury brands. With its unique styling and elegant craftsmanship, Gaggenau has been a leading luxury kitchen appliance brand for over three centuries. The German company has long been known for its precision cooking and cooling appliances and it now boasts an excellent range of wine climate cabinets for the preservation of fine wines.  We will be celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2020 and will be undertaking a major showroom refurbishment where we will be dedicating a large area to a stunning and sophisticated kitchen display featuring the latest luxury appliances by Gaggenau, where you will be able to come and see them in action and find out more about this impressive brand. In the UK, Gaggenau only partners with premium kitchen studios and top tier kitchen design businesses and the appliances cannot be purchased directly, but they can be purchased through us. Please call us to find out more, or email us. This Autumn, we finished a luxurious contemporary kitchen project in a penthouse apartment in Mayfair, London W1, where we designed and made all the bespoke kitchen furniture using beautiful and unusual timber finishes, marble worktops and to complement the look, all the appliances are by Gaggenau. For more information and advice regarding your new kitchen design including our full project management service, please contact Simon Taylor on 01296 488207 or email us here....
BACK FROM THE BACK AND FOURTH RALLY

BACK FROM THE BACK AND FOURTH RALLY

BACK FROM THE BACK AND FOURTH RALLY Team Thunderbolts raised more than £6,000 Over £30,000 has been collectively raised by all the teams A thank you from Simon In September, our managing director, Simon took time out of his busy schedule to raise money for the male cancer charity, Orchid on the Back and Fourth Rally. With his close friend Alan Hunt, managing director of County Construction driving as Team Thunderbolts, they purchased a Mini cooper Convertible for less than £1,000 (in accordance with the rules) and then they travelled 4,000 miles across Europe in a convoy with 10 other teams, all driving Mini Cooper Convertibles with the roof down in all weathers, again, in accordance with the rules of the Rally. The teams had to drive for a minimum of 21 hours per day. Following press support for Simon from leading KBB online and trade magazines, all the teams taking part made the national press and were featured in an article in The Sun newspaper. Having already exceeded their target of £2,000 of donations and sponsorships by the time set off on the route, Team Thunderbolts then kept in touch with everyone about their progress via their Just Giving page, Whatsapp and Linked-in. Five days later and by the time they reached the final city, Amsterdam, they had raised over £6,000, with donations from friends, clients, members of the KBB industry, suppliers, business competitors, and even from an actor with a knighthood. Simon has since been notified by Just Giving that he and Alan were in the top 1% out of 71,411 fundraisers for September. Simon and Alan...
Designer Awards 2019 Finalist

Designer Awards 2019 Finalist

In May this year, we entered the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards in the category of British Design and Manufacturing with our contemporary Butlers Cross kitchen project, designed by our senior designer, Tony Lister using products manufactured by Simon Taylor Furniture at our workshop in Bierton, Buckinghamshire. The judges comprise some of the most illustrious names in our industry and there were more than 500 nominations overall, so we are delighted that in early September we were announced as finalists on a shortlist that had been whittled down to just three companies for our category. The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards are now in their 17th year, and they recognise the importance of beautiful design for every kitchen or bathroom project. The event will take place on 10th October 2019 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Good luck to everyone on the shortlist, but especially to Tony. For more information and advice regarding your new kitchen design including our full project management service, please contact Simon Taylor on 01296 488207 or email us...
The Kitchen Design Trends We Adore

The Kitchen Design Trends We Adore

At Simon Taylor we have been designing and building luxury kitchens for 30 years. We have a deep understanding of the high-quality natural materials and traditional craft skills required for exceptional kitchen design. We also continually evolve to keep up with the latest technology and kitchen design trends. Here are our top 3 picks of the very latest kitchen design trends our clients love. Glass with Flow View the Butlers Cross kitchen If you are dreaming of a new modern, sleek kitchen with a luxuriously smooth finish, then a glass kitchen is definitely a material option you should consider for your bespoke cabinetry. Flawless in appearance, glass has a luxurious coldness to the touch that no other kitchen material can deliver. Dark colours and flat matt cabinetry absorb natural light, whereas glass, especially over white or light colours, reflects light and makes any room appear larger and infinitely brighter. Light bounces off this material like no other and really intensifies the beauty of the kitchen space, giving the room an airy, light and bright feel. Our brief from a recent client was to create a bright kitchen space with a continuous flow. Once we visited the client’s home and saw the wonderful light and airy extension where the kitchen would go, we knew instantly that using glass for the cabinetry would create everything they hoped for and more. Our client was absolutely delighted with the result. Glass is a kitchen trend that we’ve been seeing a lot of. Don’t expect it to go away. We adore working with glass in kitchen design because it delivers on so many fronts...
Keeping it Cool at Sub Zero Wolf Launch Party

Keeping it Cool at Sub Zero Wolf Launch Party

  ‘KEEPING IT COOL’ AT THE SUB ZERO WOLF LAUNCH PARTY   The team at Simon Taylor Furniture were delighted to be invited to the BikeShed in London’s Shoreditch to attend the launch of the new PRO Series of cooling models by iconic American appliance brand, Sub Zero. These were showcased together with the latest range cookers and outdoor appliances from Wolf and a new dishwasher from Cove. The theme of the evening was ‘Keeping it Cool’ – the new strapline for Sub Zero. (https://www.subzero-wolf.co.uk/sub-zero-refrigeration/) The 91cm and 122cm PRO Series cooling models were the stars of the evening. Beautiful to look at and crafted from stainless steel inside and out, they have soft-close doors with an optional glass front for the refrigeration compartment. Technologically advanced, these professional looking fridge freezers feature the latest air purification technology developed by NASA. This filters pure air into the refrigerator every twenty minutes to scrub it clean from ethylene gas, mould, viruses and bacteria thus allowing you to safely preserve your food for much longer than usual. These models feature freezer drawers and an automatic ice maker and the refrigeration section features glass shelving together with a pull out shelf for easy accessibility. You can also control the brightness of the interior lighting for perfect visibility. The team are standing in front of the new PRO36 with glass door, and there is a 122cm family-sized PRO48 model as well. Simon Taylor Furniture partners with Sub Zero Wolf and we can supply and install all product in the collection separately or as part of your new dream kitchen. For more information and advice...
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