I couldn’t resist showing this charming, bespoke rustic kitchen. It was handmade by Vincent Trading – a company founded by husband and wife team Emma and Mike. They describe themselves as homebody’s, although ones who don’t shy away from adventure. And they created their company with a passion for traditional methods, beauty in imperfection and a respect for the planet. Sentiments that are thankfully growing in popularity everywhere.
After relocating to Devon in 2016, they decided to do something together as they had always wanted to work as a team. Combining Mike’s traditional joinery skills and Emma’s passion for interiors and all things reclaimed, they set about designing their first product. The serving tray. They confess they didn’t get it right the first time – making it from a scaffolding board that was just too chunky. Not to mention that things kept falling off the sides! They quickly moved to pallets and added a little lip, popped it on Etsy and it sold instantly!
Their goal with Vincent Trading is to create timeless pieces that will last generations, removing the need for fast fashion and saving more than a few trees along the way.
Now this kitchen was designed I’m thinking to showcase the couple’s products, but it’s use of high quality joinery techniques is obvious to see. And it was so obviously lovingly made. Reclaimed materials are often more tactile. Every additional groove, bump or knock only add to their beauty. The imperfections add to the character and who wants the same as everyone else after all?
At Vincent Trading they have created a collection of items that can be incorporated in so many different style houses. Please do pop over and take a look. Plus they offer a full bespoke service to ensure you get exactly the right piece for you home. The majority of the wood used is reclaimed, if not it will always be wood that is sustainably grown and managed.
The kitchen can be viewed at The Barn, South Milton.