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.
The LANSERRING Scent by Soveral
In an exclusive bespoke blend by Soveral, we are delighted to announce the new LANSERRING scent. When we first embarked on a journey to embody LANSERRING in a scent, we discovered a natural synergy with Soveral. We share a deeply-held respect for the principles of craftsmanship and the natural materials with which we work. Our new fragrance is a luxurious celebration of this ethos. Freshly cut timber, clean smooth marble, and natural wood oils are brought to life by artisanal excellence.
We gave master perfumer Alexandra Soveral an interesting creative challenge when we commissioned the LANSERRING scent. We wanted to evoke the Austrian heritage of our brand and the raw materials of our designs, both whilst complimenting the aromas of food cooking in the kitchen. She rose to the task with the true grace of a craftperson and created a scent that captured the LANSERRING soul.
The master perfumer blended fresh woody oils of cypress and fragonia with earthy notes of vetiver, evoking the natural woodland that surrounds our workshop in Riegersburg.
LANSERRING Interview Series – Alex Beaugeard
Alex Beaugeard, our own Director of Design, is the visionary behind LANSERRING’s powerful aesthetic. In the first of a new interview series, Alex shares his background, inspirations and the thinking behind Saltaire, our latest collection.
Our virtual tour brings the LANSERRING experience to your home.
One of our expert designers will take you on a live personal tour of our showroom via Zoom. They will be able to share a detailed look at our showpieces and talk you through the material samples we have on-location. You will then be able to discuss and develop your ideas for your own bespoke kitchen project with your dedicated LANSERRING designer who will follow up on the meeting with detailed minutes alongside original sketches and plans. Get in touch to arrange your virtual tour.
The House Guest Podcast by Country & Town House
From our home to yours – we were delighted to be interviewed for The House Guest Podcast by Country & Town House.
Listen to Carole Annett‘s conversation with LANSERRING CEO Bernd Radaschitz and Director of Design Alex Beaugeard, where they discuss design as well as our brand history and heritage. Learn more about our concept to completion design ethos, customer aspirations and life in the Radaschitz family’s Austrian home!
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
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
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.
Creating a space that feels calm and yet inspiring requires balance.
The equilibrium of textures, tones and materials are critical to the success of our work.
The simple palette we developed for our Hampstead House project explores that notion of balance, using the formal structure of straight grain oak and brushed aged brass to contrast against the lively marble and playful handle details. Although the timber is stained in rich bitter chocolate tones, the associated greens in the Calacatta Arabescata marble and the aged brass help to bring the warmth of the tones into play.
In the brief, our client asked us to explore rhythm through the language of geometry. It was only the unparalleled skill of our master craftsmen that allowed our studio team to leverage light, shadow, space, angle and motion in their playful use of material and form. The fine and consistent joint lines featured across the timber panelling yield a feeling of calm order and clarity. Juxtaposed with this geometric precision, we also drew inspiration from the soft raw veining of the marble. A timeless material, it adds an elegance and sophistication to this well-balanced ensemble.