Mowlem & Co has been crafting bespoke kitchens and furniture for more than 25 years. Founded in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Gary Mowlem, the company has become widely known for its high level of design, attention to detail and customer service that begins with an initial sketch and continues through to the installation. The design team enjoy genuine creative freedom, allowing them to meet the most exacting of requirements in the most inspired way possible. This is one of the many reasons Mowlem & Co is a favourite with interior designers and architects, who know they can trust the company to deliver a top quality, unique kitchen every time, that is in keeping with the house and clients’ style (in fact, 80 per cent of clients come to the company through personal recommendation –
an impressive statistic which is virtually unheard of in the bespoke kitchen industry).
Every element of Mowlem & Co’s award- winning work is constructed and finished using carefully selected materials. Traditional, hand-crafted techniques are combined with the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and computer systems in the company’s vast Newcastle factory to produce aesthetically beautiful furniture that is also impeccably functional. And, rather than branch out into other areas of joinery, the company has grown its expertise and knowledge over the years by focusing entirely on kitchens, bedroom furniture and media units. The company presses all the veneered doors and book matches nearly all elements themselves (pairing up adjoining surfaces so they mirror each other); they also make all their own doors (except for those in the ‘Parapan’ kitchen) and construct the made-to-measure carcasses in house.
Mowlem & Co has a showroom in Newcastle, and the flagship store in London. Design director Jane Stewart has been integral in developing the brand to its current position and has consistently set trends in the bespoke kitchen industry by offering clients something original.
Eighty per cent of clients come to Mowlem through personal recommendation – an impressive statistic virtually unheard of in the bespoke kitchen industry.
Always at the forefront of design innovation, the company is not constrained by what’s available from suppliers and instead uses the newest fittings and finishes available. For instance, the addition of liquid metal paint finishes which have been in development for the last 18 months. They are also constantly on the lookout for the latest handle designs and incorporate the newest appliance models that manufacturers have to offer.
The kitchen collection includes ‘Virtuoso’, a design that effortlessly blends the traditional with the contemporary through timeless Shaker- style furniture hand-painted in Farrow & Ball’s Railings, island worktops in raw concrete and a Carrara Gioia marble splashback; ‘Connoisseur’, a bold design with a double height island and the mix of a flat veneer finish in Palladium Stained Oak with worktops in Frosty Carrina and smoked glass elements and ‘Arcadian’, an open-plan scheme with a cosy dining booth and breakfast bar.
For Mowlem & Co it has never been about how many cabinets are sold; instead the company gets satisfaction from taking a client through the design and installation process as smoothly as possible and seeing them enjoy the seamless service and quality of the final product.
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