The Ligneous Showroom
Ligneous is proud to present its magnificent showroom in Walton-on-Thames. We have created a truly spectacular showcase for our kitchens as well as our bespoke design and fabrication capability.
We have implemented a design to allow our clients to see the whole spectrum of kitchens that we offer. Eggersmann, Bax, Ligneous Made in Germany and Stormer all have installations, carefully created to show as many options to the customer, as we take them through the design process, inspiring them along the way.
A full range of samples from each kitchen manufacturer, as well as from all our peripheral suppliers from worktops to appliances and accessories are ready to hand so that, in all aspects, you can make the right, informed, choice.
Our showroom is more than just a shopfront for our wares. It is an homage to luxury, a way of showing a little of what is possible, even if you are just in the market for something simple yet elegant, we show that understated elegance can go hand in hand with bold choices in the hands of the right design mindset.
We have designed the space to reach out into the community to make our showroom a living experience, as we host regular events that will promote our industry partners, our kitchens and our affiliations with local businesses both from within our industry and beyond.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to our little lap of luxury, whether you wish to consult us about a kitchen, are attending an event or even just popping in for a coffee and a chat, Ligneous is always open.
Now.....come and have a look around with us.........
The Eggersmann Installation
Our Eggersmann installation epitomises the sheer luxurious elegance of this unmatched brand. We have designed an installation that exudes rich opulence. Deep chocolate tones of noble veneer give way to classic marble as Eucalyptus and Pietra Viva sit side-by-side. Only the very finest appliance manufacturer could possibly be fitted in this setting. Two steam ovens by the sophisticated Swiss brand V-Zug sit side by side in a framed recess. Facing the shopfront, two 'Eggersmann Work's' units are mounted next to each other, fronted with a bronze mesh, they catch the light and shimmer as they are rotated, a truly stunning effect.
Our 'Eggersmann Unique' island is made by cladding every visible surface with solid 10mm sheets of Pietra Viva marble, all mitred beautifully with servo-assist drawers. However, this particular island has a secret. It is the only one of its kind in the country, please watch the video!
The 'Unique Range' marble island has a breakfast bar attached, supported by an angled wedge of toughened glass. It is veneered in a matt lacquered Eucalyptus to work in sympathy with the high gloss finish also in Eucalyptus, seen on the main cabinetry run. The anodised aluminium partition shelving seen behind is Eggersmann's own '4 Square' system, available made to custom requirement in several different finishes.
Eggersmann 'The Works'
The two 'Eggersmann Work's' units are made of a rotating glass front made from two sheets of glass with a bronze mesh in the middle. There is a range of accessories that can store and present anything you may have in the kitchen from bottles to spices. Based on the idea of the kitchen as a workshop, Eggersmann believe with "Work's" people who put an emphasis on aesthetics can cultivate their cooking skills and master them, the video demonstrates the turn units.
The Bax Installation
Our Bax installation is a beautiful example of Bax's ability to work with ceramic and veneer. The run of cabinetry is faced in 3mm Filo Argento ceramic. This creates a wonderful material-like quality that begs to be touched. The huge Island is fully faced in Laminam's 3mm Noir Desir, and then the worktop is itself made of the same dark ceramic in 10mm version, adding a touch of moody elegance to the overall design.
The lower level breakfast bar is veneered in Tabu........
...........as is the entire inset bar in an alternate colour of the same veneer style (Tabu Veneer 'Caleidolegno') The finger rails on the both the island and the wall run cabinetry are beautifully detail veneered in the same Caleidolegno.
The installation has a Quooker hot tap that dispenses carbonated water as well as boiling and chilled water.
Cooking is provided by two Kuppersbusch ovens with gold trim, one with a vacuum drawer. The hob on the island is a Bora pure with a gas, induction and Tepan section. We wash the dishes with a Miele dishwasher!
Ligneous 'Made in Germany' Installations
Installation 1 : Red Powder Coat and Rust!
Our first 'Made in Germany' installation is made to be a truly robust kitchen. As with its next door neighbour, the Bax, it is fully functional, designed to be used in demonstrations along with the Bax. A deep red powder coat lacquered island is combined with a sprayed concrete effect lacquer on the main cabinetry run. These are two extremely hard wearing surfaces, ideal for family use and designed to last a very long life of constant punishment. As with the previous two installations described, it is a handleless design that, in this case uses a metal finger rail profile that can be made to any colour required, other profiles are selectable to find an individual look. The tall units house two top of the line Miele ovens, one a micro combination with a vacuum drawer below. The units are recessed into the wall as a design alternative, giving a subtle presence of cabinetry in the room.
The worktop is a Dekton, made by Cosentino, arguably the all-round toughest kitchen worktop in existence. Bombproof.
The wow factor in this installation is most definitely provided by the use of a beautifully worked piece of Iranian Cappuchino Onyx. We chose the slab ourselves, then had it cut into a box section to use as a raised breakfast bar and also the splashback. The splashback continues past the edge of the worktop to run down the side of the base units and underneath the tall units. All of the onyx has been back-lit with controllable LED's. One can either turn them up enough to subtly light the onyx so that if one didn't realize the lights were present one might almost imagine the stone looked like that. Turning the lights up full though definitely initiates 'Party Mode'!
The hob on the island is a Novy Panorama downdraft. There is a Miele dishwasher and a beautiful Dornbracht tap with a Blanco Silgranit Sink. The corner unit houses a LeMans storage unit which handles corner storage extremely efficiently.
Installation 2 : Entry Level Ligneous
The last of our full kitchen installations is an example of what we can offer for a slightly lower budget (Circa 32k including Miele/De Dietrich and Novy appliances and quartz worktop) whilst still being a full quality German kitchen made to the very highest standards. It is also a lot of kitchen fitted into a small space with a little surprise hidden. The door to the right of the fridge (being the one to the right of the ovens!) is not a cabinet but a doorway to another room hidden at the back of the showroom where we have designed a utility room space as is the fashion now.
We used a laminate melamine with a rustic oak effect for the wall cabinetry, but broke the effect up with glass fronted cabinets to retain a sense of contemporary sharpness. This sharpness is further promoted by the glass splashback and under/over/in cabinet lighting. There is a Silestone quartz worktop in Calacatta Gold that adds just a hint of veiny character just enough without making the space too confused.
Appliances are a pair of De Dietrich ovens. Miele dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A white Kuppersbusch induction hob and Novy in-cabinet extractor. Silgranit sink and chrome tap by Blanco.
The base units are out of a tough white melamine laminate with a carcass edge-mounted handle profile in a white matt finish. This is therefore a two-tone kitchen which gives the overall effect a nice clean freshness and once again offsets the danger of too-much-wood syndrome! Looking at the amount of kitchen we have fitted into the space you can see how a little intelligent thought and good design can make the most of the small space, giving adequate storage and fitting in all of the appliances one might need.
The Utility Room
Behind a false panel in the last full kitchen installation towards the back of the showroom is a hidden utility room. This shows how a room can be secreted away like this without the need for structural rooms to be built, as the divider is simply the kitchen tall units with a basic partition above to the ceiling.
Within the utility room we have cabinetry by another fabulous German kitchen supplier, Stormer Kuchen. It being a utility room, the cabinetry should be largely functional, although we have given it a little pazazz by once again going for a two-tone look, with the wall cabinets being a white melamine with under- cabinet controllable LED's and the base units being a Residur cabinet in Titanio matt finish which is easy to clean and has great scratch resistance. We gave them a little bling with the burnished gold handle profiles!
The worktop is of a white Corian that shows off its capability to mould up the back into a splashback that extends above the level of the bottom of the neighbouring wall unit, a sleek and practical use of the technology. It has an auto charging point at one corner, simply rest your phone on the top of the charging point and leave it to charge. The room boasts a tambour with internal door motion activated lights. Tambours are ideal for device storage and have a nice contemporary aesthetic. Alongside is an over-under mounted Miele washing machine and dryer. The sink is Corian with an Axis sink fitted within where just the bottom of the 1810 is seen in gold, a lovely contemporary and elegant effect. The effect is completed by the wonderfully stylish tap in gold by 1810, a British company.
Hidden Utility Room
The Meeting Room
Our meeting room gives our clients a private place to discuss designs in seclusion from the activity in the rest of the showroom.
The cabinetry in this room is in a melamine that emulates a washed oak, giving it a slightly dark oyster finish made to look suitable businesslike for the setting. The cabinetry has an inset bar veneered in tabu veneer from the charcoal collection. Glazed units are internally lit, as is the interior surround for the inset.
We have a full range of samples within the cabinets and this is chiefly what this room is for, to allow a client to visualize their design, with the aid of a multitude of samples and the aid of computer imagery and our expertise. Seeing these materials come together in this way enables the customer to really get a sense of what their kitchen will look like once fitted.
The room has a meeting table made by Colin himself as well as a work of acrylic on canvas entitled 'Pruegel' by the German artist Micheal Smidt.
Coffee Station and Sample Presentation Area
We have a sample presentation area built using our own cabinetry and a matching coffee station boasting a curved worksurface in white oiled ash by the wonderful Danish wooden worktop company Spekva as well as a Kuppersbusch coffee machine which makes truly delicious coffee!
The presentation area allows a client to see some of the fantastic door and worktop samples we have, as well as lay out plans and drawings for us to pore over.
Our Bespoke TV Area
Our TV area shows off our capability to make our own cabinetry and furniture, both fitted and free-standing. The tinted walnut panelling has a strip of 'Ligneous Blue' suede running through it with gold handles by Jed Kennett.
The TV wall is from tinted oak with a multitude of cubbies in which to place samples and the like. A sofa by the fabulous company 'Snug Sofas' along with a couple of incidental tables and lights gives us somewhere to view demonstration videos or just to plonk the kids in front of the TV whilst we take a meeting with the parents! One of the doors to the cabinetry in this area holds one final suprise! It opens out into floor-to-ceiling tap display showing some 30 of our finest taps by Dornbracht, Blanco, 1810 and Quooker.