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 hanging tubular glass and brass lights, including the Otto Horizontal Pendant shown, are from the Otto Collection by Hubbardton Forge of Vermont.
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).
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