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Black Walnut Island

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This island together with the rest of the kitchen is all ready to be fitted next month. The modern design is a mix of American Black Walnut, gloss white and stainless. The banquet will be upholstered in leather and has a Eclipsia Bianca granite top and circular table. Designed by CP, made by Rozen Furniture for their client.

Grey Veneers

Grey-Veneered-kitchenThe simplicity of this kitchen in Bath shows off the dyed grey ash veneer and honed Carrera marble. All veneers match through, there are no handles and the Carrara island top is in one piece. “So much work has gone into such a simple design.” CP

Grey Polyrey

We have finished a large project with architects McLean Quinlan, including this dark grey kitchen.
Grey-Polyrey-Kitchen The kitchen as well as other furniture in the house and the house itself was designed by Fiona McLean with us taking the furniture side to completion. A thoroughly enjoyable project to work on from start to finish with great results. More photos to come.

New Studio

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We have moved! – into a new office with a great view over the water. Built using pioneering techniques of eco-development, and designed by Bill Dunster of ZED Factory. Jubilee Wharf is home to a variety of businesses, within a building that aims to reduce its resource consumption.

“In fact the brand new Jubilee Wharf might well be the greenest British building to date.” Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian

WINNER! Best Kitchen Designer 2015

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I am very pleased to say that we have won KBB’s Kitchen Designer of the year – project cost £30,000 to £50,000 Retail & Design Award.
The winners were announced at a black tie dinner at the Hilton Park Lane on Monday night with this award sponsored by 2020. It was a very enjoyable night, made all the more special by winning!

Comedian Tim Vine, myself Christian and Simon Purves from 2020

Best Kitchen Designer 2015 Finalist

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We are very happy to have been nominated as a finalist in the Kitchen Designer of the year – £30,000 to £50,000 category of this year’s prestigious KBBReview Retail & Design Awards.

Tim Wallace, editor of kbbreview says: “These really are the highest accolades this industry has to offer and to be named as one of the finalists is a huge achievement especially as the independent judging panel is made up of true industry experts.”

“We would therefore like to extend our congratulations to Christian Stevenson on being nominated as a finalist in their category, and wish him the very best of luck going forward.”

Décor Magazine

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We have featured our Arts & Crafts inspired kitchen design in Irish publication Décor Magazine and are very pleased with how good the imagery looks in print.

Bespoke Copper Handles

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Over the last 10 years we have worked many times with Michael at The Copper Works Newlyn. Michael is an extremely talented metal worker, working mainly in copper and bronze and is keeping Newlyn Copper alive. These handles were made for an Arts & Crafts style kitchen for a client on Dartmoor. The design reflects the shape of the island which echoes the ‘Liberty’ style of furniture. These together with bespoke strap hinges and others copper details were all deigned by ChristianPaul and made by The Copper Works.

Architects McLean Quinlan

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We are very pleased to have worked with London based architects McLean Quinlan on a large Cornwall based project. Working together with Rozen Furniture we produced working drawings from McLean’s designs. It was a very interesting project and one we enjoyed working on.

Sims Hilditch

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After working together at Muirfield Edinburgh, we are very pleased to be working once again with Sims-Hilditch the Bath based Interior Designers. This time we are a bit closer to home designing and supplying a kitchen and boot room for a Bath property. The design is going to be modern with grey died veneers.

Muirfield Edinburgh

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We were very pleased to have worked on the kitchen, pantry and bar for a very interesting Arts & Crafts renovation project at Muirfield Golf Course East Lothian – the original home of golf. The house, situated on the 1st tee, underwent extensive works to take it back to its former glory. The Arts & Crafts styled kitchen and bar are now being used by visiting golfers.

Financial Times

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On a ChristianPaul Kitchen!

We were happy to have contributed to the Financial Times ‘How To Spend It’ supplement article on hand made timber kitchens. We’re proud to sit amongst some very good competition and add our comments.

Swedish Magazine Feature

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We are pleased to have featured in Swedish magazine ‘Modern Interior’. We can’t unfortunately understand a word of the article but have been reassured that its good. Thanks to Sylvia at the magazine for showing our work amongst some very nice kitchens.

Homes & Gardens Dream Kitchens

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We featured in Homes and Gardens Dream kitchen supplement. Its very good to have made the list within the high end magazine.

Seasalt Clothing

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We have worked with clothing brand Seasalt over the past 8 years contributing with design work on their point of sale counters, interiors and various furniture items including hanging systems for the window displays, displays for Jute bags and clothing displays for their expanding chain of stores. Starting with one shop in Penzance in 1981 the brand has grown to over 25 shops and is spreading quickly in the South of England.

Paul Ryan-Goff

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We have been approached by well known architecture and interiors photographer Paul Ryan-Goff. He contacted us after seeing our concrete and stainless kitchen in a magazine, quite rightly thinking that with an interesting looking kitchen the house may well be a good one to shoot. As it happens our client has a great house and Paul photographed the house for inclusion in a European interiors magazine. While he was here we also showed him Porthledden which like us, he was fascinated by, hence he is returned to shoot this as well.

Contemporary Office Furniture

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These are the stools which went up to Newbury for a very nice office refurbishment. Goldwell House is the new home for NJW who have made a very good job of renovating what was quite a run down Georgian manor house. As you enter through reception the tone is very classic with painted desks and chandeliers. The design then blends into more contemporary working areas with the stools sitting around a large table in the staff kitchen.

Period Living

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There was a very nice shot of Porthledden in Period Living. The appreciation of Arts & Crafts furniture seems to be growing.

Lanhydrock Visit

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A visit to Lanhydrock house (nr Bodmin) inspired our pitch for a working style kitchen for a mansion house in Devon. If you are in the area and have an interest in historical houses, we would definitely recommend Lanhydrock. There are more rooms open and accessable than most NT houses, there’s great wallpaper, beautiful carving, an amazing kitchen and lots and lots of oak.