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  1. Stuart Frazer scoops national design award

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    Stuart Frazer Designer Awards 2013 Winner
    We are delighted to have won the New Designer of the Year award at the for a kitchen project we have recently completed in Blackburn.

    Held in the Pavilion in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, The Tower of London, the awards celebrated the very best of kitchen design. Glitz and glamour ruled, and after a great night, we were delighted to beat stiff competition to win this coveted award.

     

    Challenging space

    The judges recognised the skills required to design a kitchen in a difficult space and commended the end result: a visually stunning, functional and contemporary kitchen. Our Preston team faced real challenges when designing the kitchen for this Blackburn cottage. A big wish list for a small room really tested our designers, but by re-modelling the space and removing two walls, we created the owner’s dream kitchen.

    Working together

    Top of their list was a wide range of Miele appliances – normally no problem, but incorporating them into a small space was tricky – especially when a dining area, soft seating area and breakfast bar were also must-haves! Add to this the desire to conceal wiring from lots of multimedia devices and you have a complex job on your hands. By working closely with the customer we overcame these problems and created a kitchen that has everything the owners asked for.

    The design

    The winning kitchen was the S2 in lotus white gloss with truffle brown and was finished with jasmine white corian worktops and incorporated a wide range of Miele appliances.

  2. Preston’s Feast of Christmas

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    Tis the season to be jolly well fed and Stuart Frazer’s Preston showroom manager Sarah Newton’s annual cracker of a Christmas cookery event proved a festive feast to behold!

    Some 50 odd guests from throughout Lancashire battled atrocious weather to reach the Preston showroom, which Sarah and her team had decked with tree, holly and other trimmings. They were greeted with a warming glass of spicy mulled wine, mince pies and nibbles before going upstairs to watch Gaggenau’s leading home economist Sharon Dodds demonstrate how to make a variety of canapés, starters, main courses and puds to impress friends, family and neighbours dropping in over the holiday period.
    But it wasn’t all sitting back, sipping Prosecco, sharing a Peroni and enjoying the fruits of Sharon’s labour. Guests were invited to take their turn at the mixing bowl and induction hob, producing pizzas to share using the pizza stone, rich chocolate sticky muffins from the built-in steam cooker, an aromatic lamb tangine using the slow cooker and other edible goodies that helped them get used to the appliances in their gorgeous new Stuart Frazer kitchens back at home.

    Said Sarah: “At this time of year, we’re all under pressure to feed people. Besides Christmas dinner, people come round and there’s an expectation of food and drink. It can be a bit stressful, especially if you are getting used to a new kitchen with new appliances. The Christmas cookery demonstration is about ensuring customers feel confident enough to make the most of their kitchen appliances and also, about having a great, fun evening.

    And the proof of this, as they say, is in the pudding. Given that the event started at 7 p.m. and most guests were already there by 6-45 p.m. and didn’t leave until after 11-30 p.m. suggests a merry time was had by all!

    “The event was another successful evening.  We are very proud to be working alongside such professionalism.” Andy Cummings, Siematic Northern Regional Sales Manager

    “Sarah, just wanted to thank you, Faye and the team for a most enjoyable evening at the Gaggenau demonstration event.  You clearly had all put a lot of effort in to making the event run smoothly and your hospitality throughout the evening was first class, as was the quality of the demonstration and the food, in particular the Moroccan lamb tangine!” Adrian and Joanie Cope