In Depth

Retailer profile: Obsidian Interiors

Obsidian Interiors already does kitchens and bathrooms and has moved into homewares with plans to take the whole-house concept further. Chris Frankland pays a visit  [25-1-2022]

Manufacturer Profile: Getley

Since our last visit to furniture manufacturer Getley in 2016, the company has grown so rapidly that it has had to open a second factory. Chris Frankland takes a look [19-1-2022]

Dr Miele

‘Even I couldn’t get a dishwasher,’ says Dr Miele

Dr Markus Miele is the joint head of one of the most iconic brands in the premium kitchen sector, but even his rock-solid company has been shaken by the double-whammy of unprecedented high demand and logistical nightmares. [5-1-2022]

Omega Kitchens: Invest, develop, deliver

Omega CEO Simon Barber explains to Rebecca Nottingham how, despite the challenges of Brexit and Covid, the British manufacturer is set to achieve £50 million turnover this year making it stronger than ever [22-12-2021]

Will we need a kitchen in the future?

Willi Bruckbauer, the founder and CEO of Bora, is the visionary who revolutionised the extractor hood market by introducing cooktop extraction. The company was built on the foundations of having the courage to do things differently, so what does it take to lead with such a bold ethos? [15-12-2021]

Retailer profile: Herts Kitchen Design

When Sam Woodland and her daughter Hannah left an established kitchen retailer to set up on their own, what made them do it and what were the challenges they faced? Chris Frankland finds out [8-12-2021]

Rise above the internet discounters

Showrooms have long complained that some online retailers are selling at prices they cannot even buy at trade. But things are improving and some manufacturers are finding ways to give bricks-and-mortar retailers an edge... [1-12-2021]

A touch of class

Having a clear business philosophy and identity is the defining characteristic of The Myers Touch, 2021’s Kitchen Retailer of the Year. Knowing who you are is as important as doing what you do Keith Myers tells Andrew Davies… [24-11-2021]

Retailer Profile: Ligneous Kitchens

Combining skills in cabinet-making, joinery, building and design, when Colin Morrell and Adam Prickett joined forces to sell high-end German kitchens, the decision to open a showroom was a no-brainer. [17-11-2021]

Supplier profile: Arbor Lane Interiors

Arbor Lane Interiors makes bespoke furniture for around 20 retailers and has recently expanded its workshop space to meet growing demand. Chris Frankland talks to managing director Danny Wood [10-11-2021]