|Katie Byrne|||||written on: 11-02-2019 12:18pm|
On Friday afternoon, some of the biggest names in British kitchen manufacturing joined our sister title, EKBB magazine, for an afternoon of conversation, celebration and champagne.
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Chances are the designer of your kitchen might well have attended the prestigious event, which was held at the exclusive Groucho Club in the heart of Soho.
After all, it was attended by a roll-call of the great and good of the industry: we're talking Mel and Martin Holliday from Chiselwood, Richard Davonport of Davonport Kitchens, Gary Mowlem of Mowlem & Co, Charlie Kingham, Simon Taylor, Mark Holloway of Kitchens by Holloway and Craig Matson of Roundhouse, as well as Charlie Smallbone, Johnny Grey and Tom Howley... And many others!
We had an amazing day gathering with the iconic @humphreymunson @CharlieKingham1 @simontaylorfurn @LewisAlderson @JohnnyGrey @Davonport @_MMDesign_ Charlie Smallbone, Mark Holloway, Mel & Martin from Chiselwood, Tom Howley, Gary at Mowlem & Co, Roundhouse, and @sunnyholt pic.twitter.com/tiDY0XsdFG— EKBB (@EKBBMAG) February 8, 2019
Attendants at the afternoon enjoyed a delectable four-course lunch, during which iconic interiors journalist Barbara Chandler moderated a round-table discussion about the meaning of 'bespoke' and how the industry can progress in today's market.
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The legendary Charlie Smallbone with Rachel Hicks editor @ekbbmag and Mark Holloway @hollowaysofludlow at our special lunch @thegrouchoclub to celebrate British bespoke #kitchens #bespokekitchen #kitchendesign #madeinbritain #shelves #cabinets #ergonomicdesign #fittedkitchen #ukkitchens #kitchenremodel #kitchenisland #kitchendecor #kitchensofinstagram #kitchenaid
The dining and discourse was followed by an Oscars-style photoshoot, which saw the assembled industry pros gathered together for a series of photographs. We've shared a sneak peek above but keep your eyes peeled, as we'll be sharing the official shots soon!
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Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.