Founded upon friendship, love and creativity our brand is certainly a family affair. Exotic conceptual detailing meets intrinsically British roots. We have lived a life less ordinary filled with enough family stories of adventure and exploration to last a life time over.
Our internationally acclaimed jewellery continually evolves each season… we march to our own beat exploring new materials and textures. For Cabinet’s founder Gemma Critchley, the brand was a natural evolution of her lifelong affinity for collecting. Spending much of her childhood in the West Indies where her parents lived for nearly 20 years, she grew fascinated with the continually changing life and colour both above and below the surface of the crystal clear ocean. “There are so many things unearthed in a Nor’wester storm that may not be solid gold, but I would certainly call treasures,” Critchley says. “I named the brand after the curiosity-filled cabinets that I began to fill and the new ones I would come across while scouring antique shops, flea markets, and reclamation yards. Our name represents our continuous quest for evolution and reinvention, and our love for all the wonderful things that have already stood the test of time.” Featuring in numerous publications, including Vogue, Tatler and Elle and creating exclusive collections for companies such as Swarovski, Paul Smith and Anthropologie Cabinet continue to develop exciting original pieces which reflect cultural inspirations and echo its clients’ unique style.
“Worthy of prime placement in a curio, the imaginative and feminine edginess of Cabinet’s adornment wooed us from first sight. Luxe metals, oversized crystals, a slightly vintage feel... The line just gets it all so right”: Anthem Wares, NYC
Cabinet’s Somerset studio encapsulates the brand, filled with all of the wonderful old and eclectic pieces that inspire new collections. White-wash sofas sit atop monochrome checkered rugs; antique spectacles and tone-on-tone flower bouquets bring table tops to life; Edward Lear illustrations old lithographs and an enormous antler coat rack adorn the walls. Look a little closer and let curiosities like a beautiful mirrored Horseshoe cake stand, vintage teddy bears and collected costume jewellery delight. It is in this magical space that Critchley and her team develops ideas and tactile mood boards from which they carefully extract the details that are key to an exciting new collection. We take pride in the skilled trade’s people we work with, producing all of our gold and silversmith work in the UK, ensuring quality craftsmanship and execution of our designs.
The best decisions we make stem from the lessons learnt along the way.. So take a leap of faith from time to time!
The most important possessions we have are our memories and the chances we have to make new ones with the people whom we love, inspire and enrich our lives. We are all shaped by defining moments and for me it was on the East coast of Australia on a tiny island in the Whitsunday’s when I stumbled upon a memorial dedicated to a young free diver who disappeared at dusk. I never knew him but will remember his tribute forever.
“A ship in harbour is safe but not what they were intended for”
So… be Brave, Dream Big and Do Right.