Back in the summer I was in contact with a potential client, The Play Kitchen Co. They were in the midst of creating a rather special product and were looking for ways to gain exposure, which is where I come in. Many months passed by while Jamie tweaked and perfected his spectacular prototype, and now their masterpiece is ready to be revealed.
And it really is something else.
The Play Kitchen Co
The inspiration behind The Play Kitchen Co is unique and lovely: Jamie founded the company after learning of his son’s ADHD (and possible autism, for which they await assessment). His little boy was clearly over-stimulated by electronic toys and television, and Jamie was determined to design and create a suitable toy which his son would treasure.
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Jamie formulated the concept of a bespoke luxury children’s play kitchen – far superior in quality to any toy kitchens previously available. The business emulates the experience you would expect when kitting out your own home with cookware – from concept and design, to materials, to the finished product. The entire process is collaborative with the client and intended to inspire – with the ultimate result being a thing of true beauty and quality.
According to the website, there’s scope to incorporate ‘special features such as Belfast sinks, replica range cookers and even granite worktops. The only restriction is your imagination.’
When I was first in contact with Jamie I naturally coveted one of these magnificent works of art (how could I not?) – I know my daughter would adore it; but let’s be real – so would I. I was fascinated from the moment Jamie described his vision, and bowled over by his passion and enthusiasm, for this project is clearly a labour of love.
These pieces are unsurprisingly high value – as one would expect for an item of stunning quality and innovation, and while they may be out of reach for many, they would make a fabulous addition to our children’s nurseries and preschools. Personally, I love the focus on encouraging imaginative role play and steering our little ones away from screens.
I especially love The Play Kitchen Co’s philosophy that ‘play kitchens should be heirlooms, enjoyed and cherished by each generation before being passed down to the next.’
Jamie already has the interest of celeb mums piqued, and I’m not surprised. The attention to – and quality of – details afforded to each bespoke unit is borne out in the promise of ‘using the best materials’ and attaining ‘impeccable standards.’
Jamie’s initial prototype (as seen in the images on this page) is undeniably wonderful, and retails at £3000. Intrigued as to precisely what that will buy you? Here’s the breathtaking spec:
- A solid pine body coated in Mylands Paint
- Solid oak worktop
- Solid oak, custom made pillars
- Canopy with integrated storage
- Miniature Belfast sink
- Classic French style brass tap
- Aga inspired oven
- Laser engraved granite hob
- Extendable oak breakfast bar
- Tongue and groove back panel
- Low-level drawers
If you’re interested in making enquiries, please contact Jamie via his website.
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This is a commissioned post from The Play Kitchen Co.