Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
This year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this historic anniversary, we’ve rounded up the very best Jubilee-inspired kitchen products, appliances and accessories to honour such a special event.
Smeg’s famous line of retro-style appliances is available in a patriotic and proud British Union Jack finish – perfect for those hoping to celebrate in style this June. Alongside the FAB fridge and mini fridge, one of Smeg’s cult 50s-style products, the TSF01 toaster, has again been adorned with British flair.
The iconic Smeg two-slot toaster is available in a Union Jack design to liven up any kitchen worktop. Featuring extra-wide slots perfect for larger items, this toaster has six browning levels to ensure your toast is just the way you like it. A removable stainless steel crumb tray guarantees easy cleaning, while non-slip feet keep it perfectly in place. The FAB28 fridge meanwhile has a multi-flow cooling system, which distributes cold air evenly throughout the refrigerator ensuring ideal temperature and humidity for ideal food storage. With a large capacity, it offers a total of 244 litres of fresh food storage across all shelves and compartments. There’s also a 26-litre icebox for frozen food.
GABRIELLA JAMES, CHAIRMAKERS
To mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II, Gabriella James, Chairmakers has created a Special Edition Jubilee Collection. Designed and handmade in Kent, the Jubilee Collection features the award-winning Darwin Modern Windsor Chair and Traditional Turner Counter Stool, with naturally soft seats beautifully upholstered in a traditionally woven Union Flag. For each one sold during 2022, Gabriella James will ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ in association with The Queen’s Green Canopy, a charity that has been established for this special occasion.
The Turner Counter Stool is the perfect kitchen companion. Slim enough to tuck under any counter, it has a traditional button-shaped seat handmade from 100% natural stuffing materials including natural latex, coconut coir and pure merino wool. The stylish solid-wood frame is hand carved with traditionally turned legs in sustainably sourced English Ash and finished with a natural wax oil, enhancing the beautifully warm grain.
Winner of a Design Guild Mark award, the Darwin Armchair designed in collaboration with chairmaker Dave Green is a stylish twist on the quintessential Windsor chair. This unique design draws on the stylish classic Windsor features with a more contemporary aesthetic. Traditionally crafted in solid English Ash with steam-bent back spindles and a generously sculpted back for comfort, it has the added luxury of a soft upholstered seat made from 100% natural materials.
Samsung has launched range of limited edition Bespoke Jubilee Fridge Freezers to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The Bespoke appliance comes with special edition panels displaying the British Union Jack and is available in three colours, Clean Black, ‘Glam Lavender and Glam Peach. There are only 70 units of each colour available and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
This vintage Union Jack cushion with red piping is made from hardwearing cotton duck fabric and includes a polyester insert. Available from Auburn Fox.
A made-to-measure wallpaper mural from Wallsauce.com, this Vintage Flag design can be selected as a paste the wall option or a peel and stick that’s great for rented accommodation.
Great for Jubilee parties as well as any celebration, this red, white and blue fabric bunting from Talking Tables is reusable and handmade from sustainably sourced cotton. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it makes a great hanging decoration for a birthday party, garden party, festival at home or for cheering on Team GB in your favourite sporting events.
This Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Country Mug from Folksy is hand painted in a dark purple and is made to order so you can add your own message on the base if you like. It’s made from earthenware clay, painted and glazed in lead-free glazes.
A Platinum Jubilee apron by Victoria Eggs, this hand-drawn design was inspired by the magnificent dress worn by The Queen during her Coronation in 1952. The dress featured embroidered flowers from every country in the Commonwealth including the Tudor rose (England), thistle (Scotland), leek (Wales), shamrock (Ireland), wattle (Australia), maple leaf (Canada), fern (New Zealand), protea (South Africa), lotus flowers (India and Ceylon) and wheat, cotton, and jute (Pakistan).
Sophie Allport’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tea Towel (Set of 2), Mug and Handmade Tray celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The first commemorative tea towel features Sophie’s delicate illustration of a young Queen Elizabeth II on her Accession Day. Surrounded by a laurel wreath, the Union Jack and Royal Standard flags and crowns on a white background. The dates 1952 – 2022 and Platinum Jubilee are written in Sophie’s signature handwriting to mark this historic celebration. The second tea towel is dotted with beautiful crowns on a slate blue background, perfect for making a royal statement in any kitchen.