Martin Moore x Studio Vero WOW!house 2024 Kitchen

05 Jun 24

Bespoke kitchen makers Martin Moore and boutique interior design duo Studio Vero have joined forces for WOW!house 2024, combining expert furniture making with innovative design to create a unique kitchen that is inviting, elegant and simply beautiful; a space that many could envisage in their own homes.

Since their inception in 1975, Martin Moore have designed and built outstanding bespoke furniture, expertly handmade in their Yorkshire workshops by skilled craftsmen utilising traditional methods. Sharing a passion for fine craftsmanship and bespoke design, Martin Moore and Studio Vero are the perfect collaborative pairing, with both maker and designer holding the same ethos and vision.

To mark their 50th anniversary, Martin Moore are showcasing the Legacy Collection: a new kitchen design featuring sleek lines and a restrained aesthetic. Crafted from natural oak in a pale washed finish, the simplicity and natural beauty of the cabinetry is the perfect palette for Studio Vero to flex their creative muscles.

“Our new collection was created to celebrate our golden anniversary, and its contemporary, architectural elegance teamed with luxurious materials makes it perfect for today’s open-plan homes. It looks amazing combined with Studio Vero’s distinctive aesthetic,” says Richard Moore, Creative Director of Martin Moore. 

Renowned for their use of texture and colour, Studio Vero have devised a sophisticated and rich palette of green and burgundy combined with warm tones of natural wood. Luxurious elements, such as striking green granite surfaces and unlacquered, bright brass taps from Waterworks, are perfectly complemented by richly coloured handmade tiles on the sides of the central island, a flame stitch George Spencer Designs fabric on Rachel Donath ironwork stools and antiqued brass mesh-fronted cabinets.

Combined with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances and modern kitchen essentials, this retro style has been cleverly reimagined and elevated for contemporary living. A standout feature is a striking tiled island, which brings a touch of glamour and playfulness to the room. Inspired by the opulent designs of European café bars, the island is a centrepiece for the room, providing a stylish area for socialising, drinking and eating.

Texture plays an important role in this kitchen, with tactile worktops, tiles and cabinets creating a kitchen that feels as good as it looks. Every element, no matter how subtle, is meticulously considered for a harmonious design: a bullnose edge on the worktops brings softness to the linear cabinetry, the hardwood floor contains subtle streaks of black to complement the granite, and the walls and ceiling are a feature in themselves, having been given a textured painted finish in warm cinnamon. It is a masterclass in complementary materials, colours and textures.

Incorporated into the design is a wine station and a hidden bar. An ever-popular kitchen addition, it features innovative lighting, pocket doors and granite shelves adding a layer of luxurious glamour to the kitchen. 

Finally, Studio Vero have curated a beautiful collection of art and accessories around the room – largely sought from local artists, gallerists, and photographers – giving further personality and interest to every surface. Together with the beautiful materials and craftsmanship throughout the space, these elements combine to create a room that goes beyond the functionality of a kitchen to feel highly sophisticated and liveable.

“We are thrilled to be participating in WOW!house 2024: we’ve watched it over the last few years and had it in our sights as something we’d love to be involved with,” says Studio Vero. “We know how popular it has become in such a short time, so when we were asked by Martin Moore to collaborate, we felt incredibly honoured, and it also feels timely as a celebration of our 10th anniversary of Studio Vero. Of all the rooms we could have been asked to create, we are delighted that it was the kitchen since it is such an important space in any home and one where people spend a lot of time, and we knew we could inject a little of our signature magic. We know and love Martin Moore’s designs having worked with them on projects before, so it’s been exciting to partner with them in such a creative way.”

WOW!house 2024 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour runs from Tuesday 4 June  - Thursday 4 July 2024.