Bert & May Showroom Tour
Posted on 21 April 2016
On a beautiful Saturday morning I decided to take a trip to see the Bert & May showroom in East London. Having visited before and seeing the plans for their new kitchen showroom displays, I could not wait to get stuck in and interact with the designs, feel the surfaces and share it share it live on social media! I thought that a Periscope and Youtube tour would be the perfect way to reveal just what a hidden gem the showroom is.
Bert & May have really embraced the true old East London warehouse feel and it beautifully compliments the ultra high quality finishes such as the aged brasses, hand made ceramics and well known hand painted tiles that fill the space and add an incredible amount of character. The brand new kitchen displays are the centrepiece to the showroom, designs in collaboration with Red Deer Architects that create a new level of luxury kitchen design, using beautiful carefully selected materials with charm and character, telling a story as you interact with the space.
The kitchen designs focus around five key "ingredients", each adding something very special to the mix. These key materials are: Brass, Concrete, Ply, Timber and marble. Brass is the perfect material to add character to a kitchen, it constantly evolves, changing colour, ageing over time. Ply is a very fascinating material, often misunderstood, the Bert & May kitchens expose the true beauty and detail of this durable material. Timber adds texture and warmth to the kitchens whilst the concrete creates a hardwearing surface, coloured with natural pigments to add a softness to its finish. The final ingredient marble, is one of my all time favourites. Marble adds individuality, luxury, history and character. These five materials combined create kitchen designs like no other and gives Bert & May a unique style that is already proving to be very popular.
I strongly recommend visiting the showroom to get a taste of it yourself. With regular events, supper clubs and even a barge, there is always something going on. The showroom is located 67 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ. The showroom opens at 10am from Monday to Saturday, closing at 6pm Monday - Thursday, 5pm on Fridays and 4pm on Saturdays. Sunday is by appointment only.
Click HERE to be taken to the Bert & May website.