Cadence in Collaboration with Steinway & Sons UK for London Craft Week  

May 11th, 2022

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new collaboration – Cadence – with revered piano makers Steinway & Sons.

It was a pleasure to discover our shared heritage in European crafting traditions which, like LANSERRING, Steinway has brought into a new era for their field. As design and craftsmanship fanatics, our collaboration represents a meeting of minds to create a unique space and experience.

Cadence is at the lower ground level of a classic Victorian terraced house with a south facing garden. At the southeast corner of the LANSERRING-designed space stands the Steinway ‘Spirio’: the world’s finest high-resolution player piano. Using cutting-edge actuator technology, the Steinway ‘Spirio’ will play itself in an exact recreation of a grand master performance, creating an unadulterated listening experience of live piano music.

Behind this peerless piano is a curved wall which reflects its rich tonal sound outwards into the room. A bespoke designed sound-dispersing chandelier made from steam bent veneer hangs above. Its abstract curving leaf design is inspired by concert hall design of international quality. There are no speakers; the aural experience from every zone has been planned and augmented with LANSERRING design and craftsmanship.

The space itself is encircled by a band of concrete which wraps around the upper half of the walls. At a second depth, the lower half of the walls are clad in natural quartzite. Steel fins hold the walls and ceiling in place while at the same time creating shafts for natural light to pour down the walls. In the bays created by the fins, timber shelves sit proud of the wall, allowing the light to wash uninterrupted down the concrete face. The shelves are populated by artwork, sculptures, and musical memorabilia. Cabinets fitted in the bays next to the seating area feature metal and glass doors in classic LANSERRING vernacular, and the doors open on piano hinges.

At the southwest corner of the room is an elegant LANSERRING kitchen. Raised off the floor by brass legs in a unique faceted finish, the cabinetry manages to feel light and airy. Their fronts are detailed with flowing, organic lines which, on closer inspection, are found to be grooves that flow gracefully across the wood and metalwork. The design is continued on the kitchen island in front, referencing the flow of melody. On the worktop, the gas burners have been sunk into the quartzite, maximising the visual continuity of the crystalline structure. Here we see LANSERRING’s mastercraftmanship skill and attention to detail at work: this elegant, low impact design can only be achieved with an absolute mastery of stonework.

The entire experience has been designed to transform from day to night. The music playing on the Steinway will progress from light, relaxed daytime music to deeper atmospheric music for the evening. As the inhabitants of the space embrace the lower light and drinks party atmosphere, LANSERRING design will quietly adapt. Where during the day, sunlight would pour down the lightwells, our lighting plan in the evening uses up lights in the bottom of the bays between the fins for low-lit elegance.

At the top of the space, a walled winter garden has been sunk to ground level. In the evening, the inhabitants of the space can migrate here and enjoy the fire pit and the percussion of crackling embers with ‘Spirio’ music still flowing from indoors.

As a bespoke kitchen designer, LANSERRING is often asked to rise to exacting and unique briefs. Cadence is a space for a music lover and frequent host looking to revel in and share their passion for music. For LANSERRING, rising to a brief such as this is seizing the opportunity of bespoke design to augment the client’s lifestyle and transform their experience of their home.

New York Kitchen Gallery  

December 13th, 2021

Our New York Kitchen Gallery

LANSERRING design responds to the sights, sounds and spirit of Manhattan.

Our new address in the US is 1-3 Crosby Street. Email or call us at newyork@lanserring.com or +1 21 24613664 to make a viewing appointment and to meet the team.

The Power of Light  

November 22nd, 2021

LANSERRING connects innovative design with excellence in craftsmanship.

Our network of suppliers and specialists, colleagues and collaborators is paramount. As masters of our own crafts within custom joinery and furniture, we hold a deep respect for other craftspeople and artisans. Where our specialisms interact, a beautiful opportunity for collaboration is revealed.

Our celebrated installation at the LANSERRING New York Gallery created a challenging set of demands on its lighting system. We knew there was only one lighting design team who could match the subtlety and finesse of our furniture: Xavio Design.

The team at Xavio created a finely calibrated bespoke lighting system that compliments and elevates our own installation. We chatted to Xavio’s Design Director, Rebecca Richards to hear about her experiences working with LANSERRING and about the design she and her team created for us …

Please would you introduce Xavio Design – who are you and what do you do?
Xavio Design is a dedicated super-prime lighting design consultancy. We are passionate about light and see lighting design as an art and a science. Working on a wide range of ultra-exclusive properties in the residential and hospitality sectors, we continually strive to raise the bar of lighting design and to enhance our projects with inspiration, expertise and superior product sourcing. We work with clients for whom perfection is key, and we take enormous pride in delivering flawless outcomes every time.

 

For Xavio, what is the role of lighting in an interior space?
Light is the paintbrush with which we shape what we see. A floodlit space loses all dimension, so a considered lighting design is crucial for adding depth and soul into any interior. At Xavio we take great care in designing with both light and shadow, and in a way that minimises any attention being drawn away from the luxurious interior. By retaining a mystique as to how that is achieved, the soul of an interior can truly resonate.

 

What can lighting do for a kitchen? A dressing room?
Lighting can make or break your experience of any room, and in kitchens and dressing rooms it has to work on many different levels. Colour rendering is key – both for appetising catering, and for true colour tones and fabrics in a wardrobe. Scene setting is also critical to ensure a seamless shift as activities change from cooking to hosting an evening soirée, or from feeling energised for the day ahead to relaxing and winding down as day moves to night.

 

Please would you describe your lighting design for the LANSERRING New York Gallery?
LANSERRING commissioned Xavio to replicate the brand’s ethos and atmospheric craftsmanship of joinery into the wider space of the gallery. We worked closely within their brief to transpose the warm and luxurious feel of their joinery into an holistic design. Using concealed lighting within joinery elements and spotlight tracks suspended from the exposed industrial ceiling, we were able to create a synergy which ties together the industrial setting with these elegant light fixtures. The harmony of joinery and light working together helps to create this holistic space, one that respects the heritage and passion for excellence in craft and design so synonymous with the LANSERRING brand.

 

What impact does it have on the experience of the space?
The result is a home experience within an industrial showroom. Prospective clients can walk off the Manhattan street into an authentic NYC building where the atmosphere exudes quality and exclusivity. This is brought forward by LANSERRING’S design and craftmanship, their traditional artisanal techniques and respect of fine natural materials. The exposed ducting and high ceilings reinforce that authenticity, creating a perfect combination of home and industrial, a beautiful canvas for the play of light and shadow.

 

How does it work at different stages of natural light throughout the day and the seasons?
The gallery makes use of mostly natural light in the kitchen area, allowing that natural light to flood in and bring to life the fine woodgrain and stone detailing, immersing a prospective client in how they would experience their kitchen joinery at home. In contrast to this, the dressing room area has no natural light, making it feel cosy and private. The lighting in both areas has been designed to work harmoniously with the time of day or season. With added flexibility, the user can also enhance the space on a gloomy day by increasing the lighting levels, or set the perfect mood for an evening party or exclusive event.

  

How did you find working in collaboration with the LANSERRING team?
The team at LANSERRING is complemented by specialist designers, master craftspeople, project managers and technicians. They are critical thinkers, and at Xavio we never like to propose an effect that isn’t possible or is compromised in real life. This made for a strong working partnership and it was an honour to be given the opportunity to work alongside them on their first US Kitchen Gallery.

 

Did you encounter any particular challenges on the project?
One of the most important challenges to overcome was bringing the exquisite design experience of LANSERRING to the US market using a completely different lighting toolkit. Bringing our depth of lighting knowledge into a new market and making sure it was integrated effectively via a local team with different regulations and standards required methodical communication. Through careful coordination we have together created a showroom that emphatically embodies the established LANSERRING experience with that local NYC flavour.

 

What aspect of the lighting design are you most proud of?
We can’t possibly separate the lighting design from that of the fine cabinetry, so my favourite aspect has to be the Pickling Cabinet. The hand-oiled slatted oak panel mimics Manhattan’s soaring towers, thrown into silhouette by the warm vertical lighting and allowing glimpses of what lies within. Concealing light sources within these fine details and against some unforgiving surfaces such as solid marble is always difficult, so it’s always a relief to see it successfully come together.

 

If the New York Gallery were your own kitchen, which spot would you be in on a Sunday morning?
Having been out for a morning stroll to collect some of New York City’s finest bagels and coffee, it would be time to enjoy it relaxing in the kitchen. The natural light would be shining through, the sounds of the city a reminder of the world outside. I would be looking forward to welcoming a small group of friends for a lunch which would be laid out across the island, glowing under the linear pendant light.

For more information on Xavio Design, please visit their website: www.xavio-design.com/

Award Win – Best Kitchen Design  

September 29th, 2021

The International Design & Architecture Awards – Best Kitchen Design over £150,000.

We are honored to be the winners of Best Kitchen Design over £150,000 at The International Design & Architecture awards

The International Design & Architecture Awards are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. At design et al, the aim is to commend design, recognise talent, create opportunities and to offer inspiration. The International Design & Architecture Awards offer a number of different categories covering residential architecture, interior design and product design. Shortlisted entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and customers.

Shortlisted entries are presented online, and voting is open to industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and customers.

International Property Awards – Interior Design Website  

April 16th, 2021

We are honoured to share that we have won an award in the category of Interior Design Website at the International Property Awards 2020-2021.
Creating stories is at the heart of our work at LANSERRING, and so it is delightful to hear that this comes out in many different ways.⁠ Our website is the best place to discover the LANSERRING story, with musings on our blog and case study photographs in our portfolio.

The LANSERRING Service Tray  

April 2nd, 2021

In the latest addition to the LANSERRING Lifestyle collection and following the warm reception received by the LANSERRING Toolbox, we present the LANSERRING Service Tray. Designed with a Sunday morning in mind, this tray is perfect for carrying your tea or coffee set through to the family breakfast table. 

The LANSERRING Service Tray is an oiled American walnut frame housing magnetic dividers which can be removed or adjusted to secure your chinaware. Both the wood and textured fabric lining can be matched to your bespoke LANSERRING kitchen.⁠

To commission a LANSERRING Service Tray for your home, please contact us.

LANSERRING Dressing Room  

November 3rd, 2020

LANSERRING Dressing Room

A bespoke LANSERRING Dressing Room is the most luxurious and intimate space in your home. It is the inner sanctum: a mysterious, elegant gallery of the many versions of yourself.

By introducing the LANSERRING Dressing Room product and service, we meet a growing demand to bring our emotional design thinking and exceptional attention to detail to the dressing spaces of clients around the world. LANSERRING designs are works of art made to be lived in; they are deeply personal, with every component designed and crafted bespoke; they tell a story about the individual. In this vein, the dressing room feels like a natural space for us to enter: a space that celebrates the individual in all their variety and complexity.

In the morning, you enter your dressing room and the natural earthy perfume of the rich timber panelling makes you feel grounded and welcomed into the day. To your side is a velvet upholstered loveseat and subtly concealed coffee and drinks station, where you pause to consider your style and mood for the day. Transforming before your eyes, mirrored walls become transparent crystal as the lights rise in the clothes storage space within. You peruse the neatly arranged clothes: warm merino, pearlescent silk, squishy cashmere and fine cottons, neatly outlined by brass fronted shelving. The perfectly fitted cupboards are temperature-controlled to keep your special vintage collection pristine. An integrated sound system plays your custom dressing room playlist. This is an organised, sleek, confident space, designed with you in mind at each step. Every feature was made bespoke and the colour palette has been finely tuned to your home and your style. Here in your inner sanctum, you transform, emerging renewed, self-assured and steady.

LANSERRING’s reputation in luxury craftsmanship is undisputed. We have been delivering exquisitely crafted, soulful spaces for nearly a century. In our Riegersburg workshop, we leverage an expert blend of traditional techniques and precision engineering, while our London-based designers specialise in luxury furniture design that augments these capabilities and revels in the sensuality of fine craftsmanship. Our products are intensely personal, richly detailed and utterly flawless. The dressing room presents a wonderful opportunity for the LANSERRING brand to flourish: delivering distinctive, exquisitely crafted transformative spaces. Let us delight you.

Saltaire by LANSERRING  

June 26th, 2020

Saltaire by LANSERRING

LANSERRING is proud to present a new collection, Saltaire: our concept for luxury in a new age. Inspired by its own canvas, it finds its home in this repurposed industrial space, dating back to the 1800s. Our design celebrates the innate character of the historical architecture and in doing so, seeks to redefine the meaning of luxury for a sustainably-minded contemporary family.

Saltaire takes its name from a Yorkshire worker community – now a world heritage site – originally founded by a philanthropic industrialist during the revolution. For this collection, our design team focused on principles of community and harmonious living, and our new collection is the culmination of those musings.

Saltaire feels airy and informal, pulling in natural light and a sense of the outdoors through a sheltered winter garden for which we removed the skylights, drawing in fresh cool air. In the original brick buttresses of the old factory, we discovered the perfect punctuation points for our installations. The pieces feel harmonious but distinct – coherent but individual.

The effect is one of an art gallery, where artistically crafted but functional pieces elevate the art of cooking. A favourite feature among our team is the sink and preparation block. The entire run is machined from two monolithic blocks of mossy Calacatta marble. At the back, there is a trough to be populated with soaps, condiments, planters or succulents. From the spacious preparation space, your sightline extends into the winter garden and through the windows again into the dining and living area.

Saltaire reworks the open-plan concept, preserving the community atmosphere while creating distinct spaces and emphasizing individual installations.

The LANSERRING Design Team Sketch Challenge  

June 9th, 2020

The LANSERRING Design Team Sketch Challenge

Recently on our Instagram page, we challenged the LANSERRING design team members to sketch an innovative design detail for a new kitchen. We left the brief for the challenge deliberately broad to allow their imaginations and individual styles to flourish, providing an insight into our harmonised creative process.

At LANSERRING, our designers work to a set of house Design Principles but have the freedom to create anew for every client. We are not a system brand; we don’t work with building block pieces to construct patchwork products. Each LANSERRING kitchen is a complete custom build, with original and deeply personal creations for each client.⁠

In this social media challenge, you can see our Design Principles at work. They infuse a sense of harmony across our portfolio. We design with signature materials from trusted suppliers and execute with specialised master craftsmanship. The end results embody the LANSERRING spirit, but feel completely new and personal.⁠

The LANSERRING Toolbox  

June 9th, 2020

The LANSERRING Toolbox

In rich American walnut, gleaming brass and luxurious fabric, we introduce our new feature product: the LANSERRING Toolbox. ⁠

Showcasing the excellence of LANSERRING craftsmanship in every detail, it strikes the considered balance between functionality and style. Invisible screws secure the hinges of a cantilever system that glides open to reveal thoughtfully designed dividers. Brass engraved labels designate compartments for the cutlery required for a three-course menu, as well as bespoke salt and pepper grinders. In the lower compartment, the LANSERRING Authenticity Card and USB guide is proudly positioned.⁠

Our reinterpretation of the traditional toolbox is designed with a LANSERRING kitchen in mind. Opening wide so that all compartments are visible, the toolbox can be stored neatly within a kitchen drawer. There, its contents remain neatly accessible until it is clicked back into its folded shape and transported to the outdoors or dining table when necessary.⁠⠀

An exquisite accessory to your kitchen, the toolbox perfectly embodies our philosophy. It is a paradigm of functional design rendered in elegant materials and executed with unparalleled craftsmanship. During the design process for the toolbox, we focused on your experience of your kitchen, looking out for ways in which we could enhance your everyday. We created a product that both soothes a pain point – laying the table – and elevates the ordinary with style and grace.