In 2012, two decades after establishing Plain English Design as one of the most highly-regarded bespoke kitchen companies in the world, Katie Fontana and Tony Niblock saw the growing demand for off-the-peg, ready to go cupboards.
Their idea was to design and develop a group of standard sized cupboards - a pared back selection of shapes that work well together in multiple configurations. So British Standard Cupboards was born. Back then, the first pieces of British Standard launched in a Shepherd's Hut - a travelling showroom and today we also have our boots on the ground with showrooms in London's Shoreditch, Marylebone and now, New York City.
Like Plain English, British Standard shares the same values in cupboard making - traditional craftsmanship and a careful selection of quality materials - everything properly made to last a lifetime. The difference? British Standard is just that - standard sized cupboards, ready to go. We've done the work upfront.
Today, the range includes both wall and floor cupboards, solid wooden drawers, open shelves and accessories. The design is understated, timeless and simple - allowing the cupboards to work in any room and in any setting. Rural or urban, contemporary or historic - the kitchen, pantry, laundry, wardrobe, bathroom, home office or potting shed.
How or where will you use our British Standard cupboards in your home?