About Us

Joel Bugg is at the forefront of furniture design. Formally trained, he has over 20 years’ industry experience, having worked with the country’s finest cabinet makers and architects. He has produced fitted furniture for innumerable homes, of which some, being the UK’s most outstanding and historically significant architectural buildings. What distinguishes his furniture design skills, is that he is also a trained cabinet maker. This expertise equips him with the insight to design bespoke furniture with more complexity than is readily available.

What services do you provide?

Cabinet Makers & Joiners, Interior Design, Kitchens

How would you describe your style?

We don’t favour any one style in our designs. Our designs are truly unique, we don’t have ranges of furniture we refer to, each project starts with a blank piece of paper. What our designs do have in common is that they are sympathetic to the architecture of a home and will have aesthetic details and proportions added to the furniture, so it sits harmoniously into its environment. We consider every single feature of the furniture, from the shape and size of moulding profiles in doors, cornices, through to the type of screw and decorative handle used.

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

This 17th century Grade II listed property had not been touched for decades; as part of a whole house renovation architect-led project, Joel Bugg Furniture & Spaces were instructed as the primary design team on the kitchen and dining room spaces. The design challenge on this project came from the compromised space the kitchen inhabits within this six-bedroom home, as it is disproportionate in size to the rest of the house. Coupled with this, there were the limitations of the property’s age and those that its listed status brings. With expert consideration of the space and without impinging on the integrity and structure of the building, the spatial design provides a functional solution for modern living. In compensation of the kitchen’s size, the design includes an ‘overflow’ servery within the adjoining dining room. Floor to ceiling hand painted cabinetry has been designed and crafted with the appearance of a panelled wall. This houses a wine fridge, dishwasher, sink and storage. It also disguises an unsightly concrete plinth. The kitchen is furnished with an island, hand painted floor cabinets and a range cooker sits within the fireplace recess. Being mindful of this building’s age and history, through our research, our design details reflect the period of the property with furniture mouldings and panelling evocative of its past.