Our History and

What We Do

Malcolm and I believe in the union of great design and craftsmanship and it’s for this reason that we have created Modern English Cabinetry.

We worked together as maker and designer on numerous large scale contract projects including libraries, schools and private residencies.  It was working on these projects together that we forged a strong team complimenting each other’s skills. Many of the projects received prestigious awards too.

Along side these projects Malcolm had been turning his attention to kitchens.  We began talking about working together and in 2014 established Modern English Cabinetry, with the aim to create kitchens, cabinetry and furniture that we would want to live with ourselves. We set our sights on what we would want to surround ourselves with, indulged ourselves in the detail, and didn’t compromise on the materials. Our products are characterised by a quiet and elegant aesthetic, the result of tireless refinement and an intense dedication to craft and process. We love discovering new products and materials on the market and some of our designs are inspired by these finds.

We believe in poetic design and making beautiful things; pieces that endure. We refine our designs until we feel we have arrived at our idea of perfection, but we seek to leave them with a lightness of touch. Our design process is all about beauty found in simplicity and the indulgence of well-crafted detail. Claire has a particular eye for colour and pattern and strives to ensure the perfect balance.

The manner in which the furniture is produced is as important to us as the designs themselves and we manufacture with a serious commitment to quality and a honed attention to detail and finish. We work with an evolving stable of skilled craftsmen to produce our designs.  We offer bespoke colours, flexibility for our clients to order custom versions and bespoke commissions that are detailed with the same fervour for perfection.

Our cabinetry is made by skilled joiners in our Dorset workshop with acute attention to detail with the designs tailored to suit you. Modern English Cabinetry loose and fitted furniture is cherished in homes all over the country.

“I found Malcolm easy to work with, he kept in good communication with me and he was always friendly and patient. His workmanship was to a very high standard, everything is functional, practical and adheres to my design idea perfectly. I am so grateful to him for my beautiful kitchen that I have returned to him over the years for fitted wardrobes and shelving and each time I am delighted.”

Caroline Dowdell, Corton Denham, Dorset

“I have worked with Malcolm for over 30 years and I cannot recommend him more highly. As Architects and designers we always want a stunning result, but high quality workmanship and customer care is equally important and this too has been exemplary.  The kitchens he has built have stood the test of time, and still look great after many years of use. Malcolm can tackle a variety of materials and styles to respond to the project and we have always been delighted with the end results. “

Annie Templeton, Hampshire

Whilst we specialise in kitchens we can also create additional items to integrate your interior to repeat the materials from your kitchen for a cohesive design.

All our kitchens and products start off their life in our workshop in Dorset

Contact Us

Modern English Cabinetry
Unit 10, Court Farm Business Park
Buckland Newton, Dorset DT2 7BT
United Kingdom


Minimal, period, mid-century, or Scandi. Whatever your style is, we have it. Check out our curated list of designs


It is the details that make the design, from stylish finishes and materials to stunning worktops , concealed lighting to the specification of the soft close fittings we have got it covered.

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