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The Saturday Shop & Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens

The Saturday Shop has been a family business since 1965 when Gerald Grimes, father to Jonathan, started the business in a shop near the Portobello Road Antiques Market in London. Jonathan and his wife Dawn now run the business from offices in Frome, Somerset.

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In Gerald's shop, pine furniture was stripped and painted with bold modern designs such as targets, union jacks, buildings and paisley patterns – all in bright, sometimes shocking, colours. Gerald's designs attracted a lot of interest and proved very popular with art students and the general public; they were also featured in The Sunday Telegraph.

The Saturday Shop name

The furniture was prepared during the week and the shop opened on Saturdays, which was Antiques day in Portobello Road's colourful, crowded market. Gerald decided 'The Saturday Shop' was a good name for the shop, and because of this family history it has been retained as the business name ever since, even when the business was moved to a workshop in Somerset and now Wiltshire.

One of Gerald's designs is now used as our distinctive company logo. Read more about the history and The Saturday Shop’s influence on the sixties pop scene in Gerald's blog.

Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens

Dawn Elizabeth Kitchens is our bespoke kitchen range, named to distinguish it from the more general solid-wood oak and pine furniture also produced in the Saturday Shop workshops.