Cornwall Living 2017

Neptune Kitchens in Cornwall

Neptune  feel very lucky to have a talented group of designers, carpenters, hand painters and finishers who are willing to take on every bold new design, and ensure every detail, material and finish is perfect. And, because they have such confidence in them, they are able to dream up some fabulous details that make Neptune furniture a real delight. For Neptune, the design process revolves around function and form in equal measure. For example, their traditional zig zag shelving system is the most complicated to build, yet gives their cabinets the most flexible adjustments and the most beautiful look.

Not only do their designs require exceptional joinery, but their high standards demand exhaustive researching, adjusting, sampling and testing. The result is curved pieces, invisible pull out parts, adjustable skirtings and false facades that make their furniture a real pleasure to use. It is this attention to detail that we feel makes each piece of Neptune furniture, which is available in Cornwall from Parks Interiors, so special.

And because they go direct to source for their quality raw materials and apply efficient production techniques, they could make them very affordable. And the rest as you say is history!

Motivated by the beauty of classical English architecture and influences such as the Arts and Crafts movement, they have created three elegant ranges that celebrate our English heritage. The Henley, Suffolk and Chichester ranges use traditional materials, expert joinery and authentic colours to enhance the glorious oak, pared back simplicity and classical English elegance of each style.

After Neptune lost count of the number of customers who wanted to buy a free standing kitchen sink to accompany their Chichester Dresser, Island and Chopping Block, they decided the time had come to develop their own range of kitchen furniture. Customer wanted free standing pieces for that bespoke look, so it really got them thinking…

If they designed beautifully made freestanding furniture for the kitchen that you could either push together as a run or use on its own, they could create kitchens with an individual and distinctive feel. By adopting the principle that bespoke furniture is an unusual size, they could make a huge variety of different sizes, resulting in a huge variety of different kitchens.

And because they go direct to source for their quality raw materials and apply efficient production techniques, they could make them very affordable. And the rest as you say is history!

Neptune now offer three different ranges, 28 original paint colours, an array of different hinges and handles and a myriad choice of sizes, styles and accessories. They use the best quality materials, the best craftsmanship and all for the best price. They really do hope you will enjoy designing and using your bespoke kitchen. It is built to last a lifetime!

Thankfully their production team like a challenge. In fact, they derive real pleasure from taking raw timber and turning it into a complex, intricate and beautiful piece of furniture. With more than a hundred of them,  including skilled carpenters, hand painters, finishers, timber selection and quality control, they are able to do as much as they can themselves; ensuring they choose the best materials, keep a close eye on quality throughout and make sure each piece arrives with you with as much care as possible.

The heart of the Neptune concept has always been to offer the very best in form, function and design at prices that are affordable. To do this they couple technology with traditional craftsmanship to ensure good organisation, consistent design and efficient production.

The Timber
They start by sourcing and selecting the finest timber. Birch or oak for the door frames and drawer boxes, and poplar and birch for the cabinet panels. These timbers are wonderfully stable, beautiful to work with and are sourced from an entirely sustainable forest. They do NOT use MDF or chipboard. These materials have no inherent strength as they simply rely on noxious chemicals to hold their form.

Crafted by Hand
Each cabinet is crafted carefully by hand. Unlike many kitchens, their cabinets are fully framed for greater strength and beauty and they only use traditional mortise and tenon joints epoxy glued together and physically locked with a dowel. Similarly their drawers are not butt jointed with a dowel but a dovetail joint, and can carry a massive 30kgs.

The Finish
Each piece goes through a four stage finishing program. Initially cabinets are hand sprayed, this is followed by a further mid coat, further sanding, two top coats and a final hand finish. Now they are ready for assembly and after an extensive quality control inspection to check that the function and finish satisfy in every way, they hand pack each piece of furniture ready for hand delivery to your door.

The heart of the Neptune concept has always been to offer the very best in form, function and design at prices that are affordable. To do this they couple technology with traditional craftsmanship to ensure good organisation, consistent design and efficient production. They keep costs low by going direct to source for all their materials and by doing as much as they can themselves. They use better grade materials that don’t fail in production and in turn make the work of the carpenters and finishers easier. High quality timber also produces less waste, making us more efficient and most importantly making the product stronger, more beautiful and more durable.

We are lucky enough to have one official retail partner of Neptune Kitchens in Cornwall; Parks Interiors near Truro. If you would like to know more about the range, discuss your needs or simply be provided with a brochure, simply visit their website: Parks Interiors, or request a brochure from below.

          Find out more about Neptune’s beginnings here>>

          Find out more about Neptune’s Chichester range of Kitchens here>>

           Find out more about Neptune’s Suffolk range of Kitchens here>> 

          Request a brochure from Parks Interiors – The official retail partner in Cornwall.

 

 

 

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