What would the 16th-century English botanist and gardener John Tradescant make of the new, height-of-luxury kitchen system named in his honor? The design is the work of Lanserring, a partnership between British architect-creative directors Andrew Hays and and Kimm Kovac and fourth-generation Viennese cabinetmaker brothers Bernd and Johann Radaschitz.
The group specializes in making bespoke kitchens that reference past and present, and their state-of-the-art workshop is at the base of Riegersburg Castle in Austria (moat included). To help clients envision the possibilities, the four have come out with Tradescant, a kitchen filled with historical touch points. It’s available à la carte or in totality: Each piece is made to order and the designs are intended simply as a jumping off point.
“The kitchen is one of the biggest investments you make in your home, yet it’s not treated the same as other areas but thought of as a series of boxes,” Hays says. Thinking beyond the box, as you would expect, comes at a high price, but the possibilities include jigsaw-puzzle-style fitted utensil drawers, marble counters that mimic oilcloth, and your own in-house charcuterie. Take a look.
Photography courtesy of Lanserring.
Lanserring describes its components as “personalized, purpose-built kitchen furniture.” The paint colors are the company’s own shades: Inky, Lead Pipe, and Orchard.
The Sink Block
Lanserring’s drawers and cabinet shelves can be lined with any material, such as linen, leather, and wood. Prices start as £15,000 for the sink block.
The Oilcloth Island
The island is fitted with an Electrolux Grand Cuisine range and also serves as a dining table that can seat eight. The Blink Bar Stools by Yabu Pushelberg are from Stellar Works.
The Scullery Table
The island’s push-latch drawers can be customized with built-in baking scales, bread bins, and electronics charging stations.
The Charcuterie Cabinet, Wine Safe, and More
This example was designed for a client who requested a place to hang cured meats and keep out some cheeses (the shelf has a cooling element incorporated into it that chills the marble).
For more kitchen furnishings, take a look at:
- Trend Alert: 8 Companies Designing Modular Kitchen Components
- 10 Easy Pieces: Instant Kitchen Islands
- 15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems
For more information about selecting and sourcing kitchen cabinets and associated hardware, see our guide How to Choose the Best Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware.
Also go to our comprehensive Kitchen Guide to help you create your dream kitchen with our best picks on appliances, kitchen cabinetry, and countertops.