Custom design, custom craftsmanship: each entry in our portfolio tells its own story about the tastes and lifestyle of our clients. How do you want to live?
Pickled to Perfection
As a response to a developing client interest in understanding the provenance of a healthy diet, combating food waste and an enthusiasm for preserving food in traditional ways, we have designed a pickling cabinet for our New York Gallery. Pickling has been practised internationally for thousands of years and is thought to have numerous health benefits.
Creating your own pickled vegetables can be fun and rewarding. We recommend experimenting with the recipe below.
500g vegetables – Such as cucumber, beetroot, shallots, radishes or cabbage
3 or 4 types of seasoning – Such as 1 clove of garlic, 1 tbsp black peppercorns, 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds, 1 tbsp dried chilli flakes, 2 bay leaves, 2 cinnamon sticks,
700ml vinegar – Such as white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
Wash and chop the vegetables, then cover in 1 tbsp of high quality sea salt.
Lightly toast the spices in a medium saucepan until they begin to smell aromatic.
Pour the vinegar and sugar into the spice mixture, let the sugar dissolve and bring to a simmer.
Pack the vegetable into sterilised jars, cover with the hot vinegar and seal.
Store in a cool dark place for around 2 weeks and once opened, store in the fridge.
Sculptural Engineering: Old King’s College Island
The natural focal point of our award-winning kitchen design at Old Kings College is the sculptural island. It is made of two distinct components: a marble cube and a timber and brass workbench.
The cube has the appearance of a solid marble block that has been hollowed out with such precision that the stone has become translucent: at the edges the marble has been bevelled to 5mm. It had to be specially quarried in Northern Italy specifically for this project so that we could deliver on this design while matching the marble to the flooring, the wall cladding and the work surfaces.
The larger component of the central island is the timber and brass workbench, which references the workbench of a master craftsman or gardener in its layout. The useful tools and utensils are laid out in bespoke handcrafted pull-out trays suspended between brass legs – a nod to a craftsman’s shadow board. In this way, the design hints at nostalgia but remains uncompromising in its ambition as a paradigm of sculptural engineering.
In the middle of the timber bench is a trough with modular inserts which offer flexible uses. The herb planter is designed for trimmings from the outdoor herb garden to be collected and brought inside, while the wine bucket and trivet complete the set. They can be lifted out of the worktop to reveal a generous ice trough, ideal for serving seafood when entertaining.
Within the island, the marriage of marble and timber was a challenging one, since a tension exists in their juxtaposition driven by the diversity of their natural origins. They are united by materiality, attention to detail and quality of execution. This union helps to nest the whole kitchen in the eclectic interior filled with art and sculpture. The island therefore feels at one with the home: the masterpiece on display in the kitchen.
In Collaboration with Studio Vero.
Solar Panels at the LANSERRING workshop
As family business people and as craftspeople, sustainability naturally underpins our future planning. We are proud to share our recent progress on one of our most important sustainability projects.
It has been a full year since we installed the solar panels on the roof of the LANSERRING workshop in Riegersburg (completed early 2020). In the long summer days, we produced more energy than we used. We were able to store this energy for use in winter to supplement the manufacturing waste-derived briquettes we use to power the boilers, reducing our carbon footprint year-round.
Sustainability is an incredibly important part of the LANSERRING ethos. We embarked on a journey of identifying the sustainability of both our product and process from the outset. It’s in our blood: Austria as a nation is very forward-thinking, and uses a lot of sustainably-generated energy, whether hydro-electric, wind or solar. LANSERRING’s sustainable values are a matter of national and traditional pride.
The breakfast cupboard in our Barnes House kitchen tells a story through craftsmanship.
Positioned near the island’s bar stools, it has its own internal worktop and plenty of pull-out storage for cereals, bread and dried foods. The drawers feature traditional finger joints and are detailed to look like autumnal storage for picked fruit, allowing the air to circulate and prevent spoiling.
A LANSERRING kitchen is a work of art designed to be lived in. Functioning as a stage for family life, its features must complement and support your lifestyle. To the curious eye, a piece like this Breakfast Cupboard makes a statement about our client’s values and family. It is dynamic and organised, hard-working and tasteful.
Though a substantial piece, it is colour-matched to the surrounding walls and woodwork and subsequently almost melts away into the background.
LANSERRING INTERVIEW SERIES – Laurie Timpson, Owner Savernake Knives
In celebration of our collaboration, the new episode of the LANSERRING Interview Series features Laurie Timpson of Savernake Knives
Laurie was an officer in the Scots Guards and worked across Africa and Southeast Asia in mine clearance, emergency relief, gold exploration and power generation. Shaped by these experiences, his perspectives on craftsmanship and excellence were fascinating to discuss.
LANSERRING X SAVERNAKE KNIVES
It is our pleasure to introduce LANSERRING’s new collaboration: an exclusive set of four knives designed in collaboration with Savernake Knives. Together, we have infused the spirit of LANSERRING into these high-performance tools for your kitchen.We were honoured to work with Savernake Knives, whose world-class products are used by Michelin starred chefs and discerning private persons alike.
Laurie Timpson and his small team are craftsmen after our own hearts, utterly devoted to excellence. Based in an old sawmill on the fringes of the Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, they use a combination of aerospace technology and artisanal techniques to put British knife-making on the map.At the outset of the project, we came to realise that there is no such thing as the perfect knife; there is only your perfect knife. As such, we designed four different knives, varying in weight, shape and size, and wholly customisable for LANSERRING clients. With one for each member of the family, the final set is perfect for spending a slow Sunday at home preparing a roast dinner together.
In this shared experience, families can pass on their appreciation of cuisine and craftsmanship to the next generation.The final design is a striking departure from the permanent collection at Savernake Knives. Alongside their specialist team we sourced durable, high performance materials that align with the classic LANSERRING luxe aesthetic. On the handle, a burnt caramel mopane hardwood from Mozambique pairs with an inky African blackwood. The moment of balance is pinpointed with a minimalistic brass embellishment. The blade is made from PVD coated Swedish Sandvik steel, achieving a muted champagne gold tone.
Any of these knives can be customised to your own preferences, whether that be exact colour matches, material palette alignment, or preferred blade weight and shape. Across the cheek of the blade, finely etched lines form amorphous sculptural shapes that appear to suggest whirling winds. In fact, when the full set of knives are laid flat together, a complete image forms: a topographical map of Riegersburg, the Austrian ancestral home of LANSERRING.The LANSERRING X SAVERNAKE KNIVES collection is the perfect accent to your kitchen: the final flourish to a complete composition. To acquire your own, please get in touch here.