Pluck

Design

Simple, practical and beautiful spaces

Pluck kitchens are clutter free, we let the clean lines, colours and materials speak for themselves. Our designs are not about gadgets, fads or fuss, but are about creating simple, practical and beautiful spaces for your home.

recessed kitchen handles in sweet chestnut with khaki green laminate
kitchen drawers with yellow and wood fronts below a terrazzo worktop
mint green laminate kitchen drawers with london plane cupboard
patterned corian kitchen cupboard doors with matching worktop
kitchen cabinets with beech veneer and yellow worktop

Tailored fit

We believe typical approaches to fitted kitchens hamper the chances of creating the best possible spaces. We design each element of a Pluck kitchen as an individual piece of furniture; so rather than letting our range of cabinets dictate the layout of the kitchen, we tailor the kitchen furniture to suit the space.

Meticulously designed and made

Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of our kitchen furniture, behind the scenes every element has been meticulously considered. This is about merging an obsession for the intricate, technical details of kitchen furniture design with a passion for materials and finishes.

All our furniture is designed and made under one roof in Brixton, South London. This means every stage of manufacture is closely connected, so the quality is maintained throughout. Should damage during or after installation, our cabinets are constructed so individual elements can be remade and replaced.

london workshop

PLYWOOD

The core material of Pluck kitchen furniture is birch plywood. Hard-wearing and sustainable it functions as an honest, solid foundation from which to begin.

Our plywood supplier is FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited, this includes a yearly audit by a third party who ensures things like their supply chains, labelling systems and paperwork are in order. The plywood is either FSC® or PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified, meaning the forests are sustainably managed.

stack of laminated plywood in workshop

Laminate

We use laminate to introduce colour but this is about more than just looks, laminate is durable, practical and versatile and the colour is longer-lasting than painted finishes.

All the companies from which we source laminate take sustainability seriously and have comprehensive environmental policies in place. When we press laminate in-house onto plywood we use non-toxic, solvent free adhesive.

Our carefully curated palette includes warm, neutral and bold shades. If you want a colourful kitchen, we will work with you to ensure you pick a hue that’s right for you. Fashions come and go but your kitchen will last for years, choose a colour you know you will love living with.

(As a homage to our hood Pluck’s laminate colours are named after local places in and around Brixton.)

  • Railton
  • Solon
  • Lynette
  • Atlantic Blue
  • Coldharbour Grey
  • Brockwell Moss
  • Effra Blue
  • Lido
  • Market Mustard
  • Ruskin Blossom
  • Half Moon White
  • Helix Grey
  • Ritzy

WOOD VENEERS

We adore the texture, pattern and tone wood brings to our designs, but believe that use of this precious natural resource needs to be kept to a minimum, therefore we use veneers (pressed onto plywood). We carefully arrange the veneers individually to enhance the grain.

We have worked with a trusted veneer supplier for many years who is FSC® and PEFC™ registered for Chain of Custody. We press our veneers using a non-toxic, solvent free adhesive. The finishes we use on our woods are either water based or derived from natural plant oils and waxes. We have chosen these products because they give a hard-wearing finish and are non-toxic in your home.

We have chosen a selection of woods that work beautifully with our colour palette, each has its own distinctive character which we have tried to capture here.

fumed oak wood veneer

FUMED OAK

Fumed oak has a dark and brooding tone. The grain of the wood is not compromised by the fuming process (in fact some say it is enhanced), so its pattern runs throughout.

london plane lacewood veneer

LONDON PLANE

The most common tree in the capital, London plane has a rich, warm tone. It is patterned with distinctive flecks; depending on the viewer these might remind you of animal print, brushstrokes or an abstract graphic.

elm wood veneer

Elm

Elm typically has a large and dramatic grain and the ripples running through the wood are evocative of zebra stripes. The wood’s golden tones gently soften the pattern.

Beech wood veneer

Beech

The palest of our woods, beech is an unusual combination of subtle linear markings and speckles. These alternate in tone, so when the linear markings are darker the speckles are lighter and vice versa.

cherry wood veneer

Cherry

The most traditional in our selection, cherry has a quintessential swirling wood grain and warm rich tones.

sweet chestnut wood

Sweet Chestnut

Ranging from pinks to greens, sweet chestnut is imbued with subtle variations of colour which come to the fore the more you study it. The wood has a soft, gentle tone and grain markings throughout.

HARDWARE

We know that not everyone will be able to get excited about hardware, but you will open your drawers and cupboards probably thousands of times a year and the mechanism and motion you experience needs to be satisfying but also well made.

We only use hardware brands of the highest quality that are engineered to last. Not only this but they are companies we source from are ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified meaning they have internationally recognised Environmental and Energy Management Systems in place.

CORK

If you are looking for a bold alternative to wood we are particularly partial to natural cork which has been mixed with recycled rubber. This material is commonly used in heavy industry as an anti-vibration matt so not only is it sustainable, it is also incredibly durable. It has a speckled texture with the black of the rubber accentuating the warm tones in the cork.

cork with rubber kitchen cabinets with yellow corian worktop

Worktops

After over a decade in the industry, we have built-up contacts for trusted suppliers of worktops in a variety of materials. We also have a selection of samples in our studio and will be hands on in helping you choose a worktop for your kitchen.