The Handle Studio Ltd does not only supply products to the general public, we also have a range of Trade customers who choose to purchase our products for use on their own manufactured pieces of furniture.

One such Trade customer is a UK based company called Olive And Barr. Their handmade kitchens effortlessly combine traditional joinery techniques with modern technologies so that you receive a reassuringly iconic Shaker kitchen, without having to relinquish the cutting edge “bells and whistles” of a contemporary kitchen.

All of their cabinetry is handmade right here in the UK using carefully-sourced materials. All of their handmade Shaker kitchens exude an unparalleled class with durability and functionality at their core, all at a price you can afford.

We were approached by founder Al Bruce a few years ago with a view to supplying them some of our products to use on their handmade kitchens. Our relationship has steadily grown, and we are very pleased to showcase one of their recent kitchens.

Olive and Barr

This kitchen is using the Matt Nickel Finish Monmouth Round Cup Cupboard Drawer Pull Handle, alongside the Matt Nickel Finish Modern Monmouth Style Cabinet Knobs. Both the cup handle and cabinet knob are modern in design, but look absolutely terrific on the shaker cabinets. The contrasting colours used also helps to show off the ironmongery used.

Olive and Barr

Olive & Barr was born out of a need for quality British craftsmanship, attention to detail and an intuition for kitchen design.

Founder Al Bruce began his illustrious career 25 years ago studying to be a cabinet maker at college. From humble beginnings, his natural skill in the craft of cabinetry and keen business acumen saw him quickly rise up through the ranks of the handmade kitchen industry, gaining invaluable experience and a wealth of knowledge along the way. With a natural flair for design and a deep passion for the industry, Al finally opened his own Shaker kitchen company in 2018.

Olive & Barr aim to break the mould and exceed customer’s expectations every step of the way. We are confident that Olive & Barr is the only Shaker kitchen company in the UK today that can provide impeccably high quality British craftsmanship at such good value.

The Monmouth range as shown here, is available in a range of finishes to suit individual tastes, from the Matt Nickel in the pictures above, to a Brushed Satin Brass, Brushed Copper, American Bronze and American Copper, Matt Black and Black Nickel, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel, and the Rustic Pewter. All of these finishes are available in the cup handles and have corresponding cabinet knobs to match, with many also having matching bow handles too.

We would like to thank Olive And Barr for supplying the above lifestyle images for use in this blog, and we hope that our relationship will continue for many years to come.