“ We started Kitchen Architecture because we knew that we could challenge pre-conceptions and do things differently.
We set it up with a clear vision to be the very best in our industry. Providing a great experience through service and knowledge is our top priority and we will never stop striving to be the best at what we do. We realise transforming your home is a personal and emotional journey as well as a significant investment.
For us, friends are often clients and clients become our friends. We will work with you through every detail to design beautiful, sociable and functional living spaces that truly add value to your lifestyle and your home. This has become our life and our obsession. ”
ROB GELLING, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, KITCHEN ARCHITECTURE
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We are a family-run and design-led business with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly team. We are all dedicated to working together to guarantee you a hassle-free and joyful experience.
Paul Brivati, Managing Director
Peter Heaton, Operations Director Oxford Design Centre
Paul Haydon, Finance Director Oxford Design Centre
Diane, Design Manager London Design Centre
Patrick, Design Manager London Design Centre
Megan, Student Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Becky, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Frances, Design Manager Cheshire Design Centre
Natasha, Design Coordinator London Design Centre
Nikki, Design Manager London Design Centre
Mike, Design Manager Oxford Design Centre
Jordan, Marketing Coordinator Cheshire Design Centre
Amelia, Student Design Coordinator Cheshire Design Centre
Marcus, Design Manager Oxford Design Centre
Chris, Site Surveyor Oxford Design Centre
Martyn, Design Manager London Design Centre
Ilayda, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Jason, Design & Training Manager Oxford Design Centre
Pierce, Design Manager Oxford Design Centre
Amy, Design Manager London Design Centre
Jason, Design Manager Oxford Design Centre
Alex, Design Manager Cheshire Design Centre
David, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Georgia, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Giulia, Finance Assistant Oxford Design Centre
Daniel, Accounts assistant Oxford Design Centre
Jen Gelling, Co-founder
Soraya, Appliance & Administration manager Oxford Design Centre
Mia, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
Shelly, Design Coordinator London Design Centre
Rob Gelling, Founder & Creative Director
Stephen, Design Coordinator Cheshire Design Centre
Colin, Design Manager London Design Centre
Emma, Design Coordinator Oxford Design Centre
WE INVEST IN THE LONG TERM
We have found from experience that to get the best staff and the best culture we need to train from within. Many of our staff started as design placement students or apprentice carpenters (some over 15 years ago) and joined us after graduation.
Over the years we have trained over 35 design students, apprentices and site surveyors and many are happily still with us today.
WE ARE FINANCIALLY STABLE
The interiors business is a volatile constantly changing beast. Clients need to know their investments are safe and should always do their due diligence on their chosen company before committing.
We are in it for the long term. We have grown organically which means we have been able to service our clients’ kitchens for the past 20 years and establish strong relationships based on confidence and trust.
Constantly re-investing in the business, investing time in people and owning our own design centres gives us the stability to ride out volatile market conditions (recessions, Brexit, covid) and be flexible in our growth.
Our mission is to be here in the next 20 years to support our amazing clients, service their projects and build even more great relationships and friendships for the future.
“...Thank you for such a quick response! We adore the kitchen we have inherited and it still looks amazing and brand new after 10 years. Thank you for installing such a beautiful and brilliantly practical kitchen…’
THE OWNERS AT THE OLD VICARAGE, OXFORDSHIRE
“...What can I say? It’s gorgeous!! I cannot speak highly enough of Richard and Jason - they were professionalism personified. They are artisans. From the moment they arrived, I was so impressed with their attention to detail, their care of the installation and of our property ... I am SO pleased with it - it is a work of art...”
SUE HARROP, CLIENT
“… In Kitchen Architecture, we found a top-notch designer with a keen eye for detail, customer service, delivery and completion. We can’t recommend Kitchen Architecture highly enough…”
“…Just to let you know that the Miele fridge has been replaced without further question. Thank you both for sorting that out, it is much appreciated – more anecdotal evidence of your famed customer care, as if that were needed!...”
PETER LINDSEY, ARCHITECT AND CLIENT
“…I was at the house yesterday and saw the whole kitchen uncovered for the first time: it is utterly stunning and beautifully planned! … Thank you!!...”
AMOS GOLDREICH, ARCHITECT AND CLIENT
“…Great service and a fantastic looking kitchen beautifully fitted. No wonder you are kept busy. It has been a pleasure working with you…”