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Showroom spotlight… WIGMORE ST SPECIAL

Gaggenau UK 40 Wigmore Street London W1U 2RX

Showroom open since:  2005

Showroom size (approx.):  2,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: The showroom features the largest collection of Gaggenau appliances in the UK

Typical clients: Designers, architects and consumers, either by appointment or ad hoc.

Other information: No sales are made here, only viewing, demonstrations and expert consultations. All customers are referred to Gaggenau’s partner studios around the UK.

Website: www.gaggenau.co.uk

Boffi Wigmore  25 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1PN

Showroom open since: July 2011

Showroom size (approx.): 3,000 sq ft split over two floors

Key brands/products featured: The space showcases Boffi’s complete furniture solution for the technical areas of the house and includes kitchens, bathrooms and storage systems. Among the products on show are: the Aprile kitchen by Piero Lissoni; K14 kitchen by Norbert Wangen; Swim C bathtub by Piero Lissoni; and the Solferino wardrobe system by Piero Lissoni and Decoma Design.

Other Branches: Chelsea

Further information: Designed under the creative direction of the international architect and designer Piero Lissoni, Boffi Wigmore has 10 large three metre windows that wrap around the outside of the showroom to reveal an innovative and stunning open space within. The showroom retains many of its period features having been originally constructed as a bank.

Website: www.boffiuk.com

Miele Gallery, London 15/19 Cavendish Place, London, W1G 0QE

Showroom open since: December 2009

Showroom size (approx.): 2,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured and other information: The Miele Gallery, London showcases a range of the German brand’s appliances from washing machines, tumble dryers, vacuum cleaners, fridges and freezers, fridge freezers through to dishwashers, wine coolers, ovens, steam ovens, cooker hoods and coffee machines. The Gallery also hosts interactive consumer events such as Let’s Do Lunch, Steam, Combination Steam and Ovens Schools, and Simply Cooking classes. These are designed to help those planning a new kitchen, customers wanting to get to know Miele appliances or even those who would like help developing certain cooking skills.

Website: www.miele.co.uk/showrooms/london

Minotti Cucine 27 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PN

Showroom open since: Sept 2000

Showroom size (approx.): 2,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: Minotti Cucine, plus appliances by Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Siemens, and Miele

Further information: The showroom aims to offer so many ideas on what a client could do that the question changes from “what is possible?” to “what do I want?” It offers the ultimate in minimal designs with an abundance of finishes, all showcased in one of Wigmore Street’s prime positions. Minotti Cucine aims to deliver sharp uncompromising designs but with a friendly design-led approach.

Website: www.minotticucine.it

Halcyon Interiors – The Alno Store 120 Wigmore Street, W1U 3LS

Showroom open since: 2004

Showroom size (approx.): 4,000 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: Alno, with Gaggenau, Miele, Siemens, Elica, Westin,

Barazza, Gutman, Liebherr, Dornbracht, ZIP, Sub Zero and Wolf and worktops by Caesarstone, Silestone, Corian, Lechner and Barazza

Other Branches: Additional showrooms in Hatch End and Beaconsfield

Further information: The showroom is set over two floors, and has 9 displays, many with working appliances from the major brands as well as few others that are less well-known. The space allows people to spend time browsing and enables the designers to show lots of options of how kitchens can be part of a larger living space. The atmosphere is key too, with the showroom staff working hard to promote a relaxed feel.

Website: www.halcyon-interiors.co.uk

Roundhouse 11 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1PE

Showroom open since: 2008

Showroom size (approx.): 1,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: Roundhouse kitchen displays including Urbo, Metro, Shark and Classic. Also on show are products from Barazza; Blanco; Corian; Deadgood; Dornbracht; Gaggenau; Kohler; Matthew Hilton; Miele; Pinch; Quooker; Sub Zero; and Triflow

Other Branches: Fulham, Islington, Notting Hill, Richmond, Guildford and Cheltenham

Further information: Roundhouse says: “We think the showroom was formerly a music publisher – our lovely stained glass windows have designs featuring musical instruments. When we took over it was a hive of small dusty rooms and we opened it up to reveal a stunning space which now houses our beautiful, British, contemporary, bespoke kitchen displays.”

Website: www.roundhousedesign.com

Tom Howley 3 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1AD

Showroom open since: Opened in 2010 as a Neville Johnson showroom, but following the company’s acquisition of the Tom Howley brand, it re-opened in Jan 2012, with an expansion due for completion in November 2013

Showroom size (approx.): 1,100 sq ft

Brands featured: Tom Howley furniture, Miele appliances

Other branches: Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Esher, Brentwood and Beaconsfield

Further information: Every Tom Howley kitchen is bespoke, designed around the client’s exact specifications, from a wide range of timbers and finishes the company’s designers can create a stylish bespoke kitchen. The Tom Howley Wigmore Street showroom is currently undergoing an expansion which will see the addition of two brand new high quality kitchens in the showroom, which will be open in November 2013.

Website: www.tomhowley.co.uk

Wigmore Kitchens –Poggenpohl Studio 118 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RT

Showroom open since: 1990

Showroom size (approx.): 1,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: Poggenpohl kitchens with Gaggenau, Miele and SubZero/Wolf appliances

Other branches: Waterloo, Guildford, Pimlico, Finchley Road, St Albans, Birmingham, and Manchester

Further information: Wigmore Kitchens offers worldwide export and has multiple international clients, many of whom have ordered a Poggenpohl kitchen for their UK home as well as abroad. The showroom specialises in offering architectural expertise, working hand in hand with architects and interior designers to create the space from architectural drawings to ensure that the clients’ requirements for their finished kitchen are considered at build stage.

Website: www.wigmore.poggenpohl.com

Nicholas Anthony 

44-48 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RY

Showroom open since: 2004

Showroom size (approx.): 2,500 sq ft

Key brands/products featured: Siematic, Gaggenau, Silestone and Corian worktops

Other branches: Ascot, Cambridge, Colchester and Knightsbridge

Further information: The showroom has a variety of stylish and contemporary kitchen displays to enable architects, designers and customers to view the selection of finishes and colours available. Nicholas Anthony Wigmore Street has an impressive selection of working Gaggenau appliances on display and as a result, regular showroom events and cookery schools are hosted there. A varied selection of display kitchens demonstrates the wider scope for bespoke and unique designs that the company offers.

Website: www.nicholas-anthony.co.uk

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