Lida Cucina appointed Contract Agent and retail distributor for hand-built kitchen manufacturer Charles Yorke

Lida Cucina appointed Contract Agent and retail distributor for hand-built kitchen manufacturer Charles Yorke

United Kingdom

Lida Cucina is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by luxury kitchen manufacturer, Charles Yorke Ltd to fulfil the role of contracts division for the southern half of the UK.


Enquiries from house builders and property developers will be passed to Lida Cucina where they will be handled with the care and dedication for which Lida Cucina is renowned.


Charles Yorke Ltd creates beautiful furniture by combining traditional cabinet making techniques, with state of the art technology and the finest hand selected materials. A wide variety of material and finishes are available including traditional hand painted, combined with glass, leather and sustainably sourced timbers.


For many years Lida Cucina has been successfully designing and installing the finest contemporary Italian kitchens from its own “Tailor Made Collection”.  The company can now announce that it has recently expanded its range to include hand-built kitchens by expert English manufacturer Charles Yorke.


This traditional range enables Lida Cucina to offer handcrafted kitchens to those clients who prefer a more classic look. The company’s “Tailor Made (Modern) Collection” already offers one of the widest ranges of profiles and doors currently available, and the addition of a traditional option enables Lida Cucina to create timeless and elegant kitchens in specially selected timber and hand-painted finishes.


“It is also with great pride that I can reveal the “Kensington” kitchen which is completely exclusive to Lida Cucina.  Designed by one of our top designers, and manufactured by Charles Yorke, it can only be seen in our Berkshire Showroom.


This beautiful, timeless and classic kitchen with a hint of contemporary styling is suitable both for modern or traditional settings, and is available with two door variations and in a wide selection of timbers and hand painted finishes. 


Our teams of expert designers are renowned for their attention to detail and for creating personalised kitchens and fitted furniture tailored to the lifestyle of their clients – whether traditional or modern.  We look forward to continued success with this exciting collaboration between Lida Cucina and Charles Yorke.”


John Harvey, Managing Director, Lida Cucina

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Sandra Hendry at Lida Cucina

Tel:0118 924 1608



2017’s ultimate kitchen trends

2017’s ultimate kitchen trends

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  • Zoning being used to create cutting edge kitchens
  • Metallic finishes featuring strongly this year
  • Kitchen tech providing everything from hidden hobs to vanishing taps

The kitchen is the heart of the home. The epicentre of a family’s nourishment, a space for informal socialising with family members and close friends, and the place from which all manner of delicious scents and flavours emanate.

An outstanding kitchen should also be a feast for the eyes, as well as the other senses, explains John Harvey, Managing Director at Lida Cucina. He comments,

“We’re seeing some amazing innovations in terms of kitchen design and dressing at the moment. 2017 is going to be an exciting year from new tech to exciting materials, there has never been more choice when it comes to kitchen interior design.”

The kitchen designers at Lida Cucina are experts at creating kitchens that both serve a practical purpose and look superb. Based on their knowledge, MD John Harvey has put together his list of top kitchen interior design trends for creating the ultimate 2017 kitchen.

Lida Cucina’s 2017 ultimate kitchen interior design trends

  1. Zoning

“The concept of the traditional working triangle has gone,” comments John Harvey. “It’s all about zoning in 2017 – the ultimate kitchen this year will have a prep zone, a cooking zone, a wet zone and a refrigeration zone.”

The type and number of appliances in the kitchen has changed dramatically in recent years. Oven types now include single, combi, steam, sous-vide, microwave, and those complemented by warming drawers. The cooking zone needs to accommodate these and a wide range of other appliances.

The prep zone is also gadget-heavy, with everything from juicers to spiralizers needing to be accounted for, along with a prep sink. The main sink is obviously in the wet zone, along with the dishwasher.  Meanwhile the refrigeration zone is home to the fridge, freezer and wine chiller.

  1. Islands

Islands remain a hugely popular trend, and 2017 sees them combined with the zoning concept to create a kitchen that is at once practical and beautiful.

The ultimate kitchen this year has islands linked by bridge-style counters and a breakfast bar. A formal, built-in table connecting the islands is also on trend.

  1. Kitchen tech

Kitchen tech is certainly not limited to portable appliances. Hidden features and opening functions are allowing kitchens to appear incredibly sleek and stylish, with only a wave of the hand or the push of a button needed to make taps, sinks, hobs and more miraculously appear.

Under-worktop induction hobs will be a key trend in 2017, according to the Lida Cucina team, with just a small panel used to control an essentially invisible hob.

Boiler taps are also coming of age, with more manufacturers joining the marketplace and driving both innovations in design and reductions in price. Top brand ZIP’s latest tap, for example, now supplies not just boiling water, but also hot, cold, chilled and sparkling filtered water.

  1. Metallics

Kitchens are all about metallics when it comes to appearance in 2017. Warm metal finishes, achieved either through multi tonal lacquers or the use of actual metals, will be present for doors and cabinetry. For doors, a range of superb, ultra-thin metal doors is about to hit the market and will be an important trend this year.

“2017 kitchen design is all about sleek design that accommodates the latest advances in technology while also looking stunning,” concludes Lida Cucina’s John Harvey. “Taking a professional approach to designing or redesigning your kitchen can make it the true heart of your home, while also adding value to the property. It’s going to be a big year for kitchens!”

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