Olive pied de terre
An olive wood kitchen in a Westminster flat,...Read on
A purpose made entertainment room in a Holland Park house...Read on
We have been so busy creating fabulous kitchens, media rooms etc that we have forgetten to update our website for ages. Here are some of the projects we have created over the past months... Read on
Bedrooms R us !
12th October 2011
From the sublime to the ridiculous. Over the past few months we have created 75 sets of solid oak bedroom furniture for a care home... Read on
SubZero & Wolf
23rd August 2011
We supply American made Wolf cooking appliances and Sub Zero refrigeration throughout the ... Read on
Viking Range Cookers
21st August 2011
Viking are relaunching their iconic range cookers n the UK in September. We have supplied Viking range cookers and other appliances for many years, and have fully functioning 30" and 48" gas ranges in our Sussex demonstration kitchen. ... Read on
Another Lovely Kitchen
25th July 2011
We can report that our clients are delighted with this painted hardwood kitchen ... Read on
WARDOBE MANIA AT THE VALDOE
9th June 2011
Wardrobes everywhere, as far as the eye can see! 71 of them in fact. Pouring out of the workshop onto the lawn dodging rain showers, into the finishing shop, and on to the barn. Despite being mass produced on a tight budget we are very proud of our bedroom furniture, made largely from solid oak. In a little over a week we will be able to return to a backlog of bespoke projects, including walnut furniture for offices in London and more pieces for Lord and Lady Cowdray's new home.
NEW PEOPLE JOIN THE TEAM
23 rd May 2011
Over the past month or so Chris, Jimmy, Colin and Dale have joined the production team, so we now have eleven production staff working here at the Valdoe. Amongst other things we are currently building the furniture for a seventy five bedroom care home, and a dressing room for Lord Cowdray. From the ridiculous to the sublime (in terms of budget!).
On the office/marketing/design front it's a tale of the two Sarah's (well a Sahra and a Sarah), which can be confusing at times! Sahra Gott, who is handling marketing and helping us develop exciting new initiatives such as art and design courses, has ladles of experience in the interiors field and seems to know absolutely Everyone in the media and design world. She is gracefully fitting us in whilst handling loads of stuff for her business partner Kevin Mcloud of Grand Design fame.
Sarah Shakespeare, who you will be fortunate to talk to should you phone us, is a history graduate who is bringing a fresh (and dare I say it, youthful) perspective. As a result you are more likely to find us tweeting and linking and facebooking in the future. You are warned!
8th May 2011
The showcase of work by members of the South Coast Design Forum to celebrate its 5th birthday was a great success, with a diverse range of work on display. David Kessler from the Design Council addressed members and guests at the private view, and SCDF chairman Wayne Hemingway joined the celebrations at a party the following evening, where he reminded everyone of the vital importance of good "liveable" design.
SOUTH COAST DESIGN FORUM
We will be participating in an exhibition of members work from the 3rd to 7th May, at the Oxmarket Centre of Art in Chichester (details 01243 779103). Apart from some examples of our work, there should be plenty of interesting displays by other members of this vibrant design group.
ROBIN & LUCIENNE DAY AT THE PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY
Along with other members of the South Coast Design Forum, we are contributing to the sponsorship of this fascinating exhibition. It runs to June, and is well worth visiting.
UNIQUE TENNIS PAVILION AVAILABLE
We have a wonderful timber framed building available. Built four years ago for clients who relocated and were unable to take it with them, we carefully dismantled this for rebuilding. It features a slate roof, oak corner posts, doors and windows, and as built contained a bedroom, bathroom, large living area with open fireplace and kitchen, and heated limestone floors. We were unable to salvage the floor, weatherboard outer cladding or the internal lining, but pretty much everything else is available for re-construction. A truly fabulous building!
Conference in Havana
Tim has just returned from a conference in Cuba, where he talked about the role he played in the repair of Uppark for the National Trust. Not strictly relevant to the problems facing the many beautiful buildings in Havana, many of which are disintegrating due to a combination of neglect, the ravages of hurricanes and the practice of making concrete using seawater, but a truly fascinating experience. Some interesting connections were made, and we hope we have the opportunity to play some part in the restoration of these wonderful buildings within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Birdham West Sussex
We have recently completed a lovely new kitchen at a fascinating house right beside Chichester harbour, which was once a pub at the southern end of the Chichester canal. In painted poplar with rounded edges we hope our clients enjoy it for years to come. Pictures to follow!
Fernhurst West Sussex
We will be completing the installation of Lord and Lady Cowdray's gorgeous new kitchen (well, kitchens) at their new country home shortly. Again pictures to follow.
We have just started making a media cabinet in American black walnut for a new client from over the pond, which will feature a huge plasma screen.
We created a range of high quality largely solid oak furniture for care homes last year, which has proved to be a huge success. We are now building the furniture for a third home, in Macclesfield. Contemporay in style but with classic details, this furniture is a cut above that generally available on the market, and will enhance the living environment of people who are often confined to their rooms for much of the time.
Beautiful kitchen for Lord and Lady Cowdray
We have just finished building the kitchen for Lord and Lady Cowdray's new home near Midhurst, and will be installing it soon. Built in maple, with mahogany inlays and classic columns, the new kitchen will be at the centre of the splendid successor to Cowdray House
Garden Wagon at the Chelsea Flower Show
We launched the new Garden Wagon at the Chelsea Flower Show to great acclaim. Possibly the most original exhibit at the show!
Listed Property Show
We exhibited at the Listed Property Show at Olympia in late February, where we we met lots of old friends in the conservation and restoration field, and made some new ones. A definite must for any owner of a listed property, we would definitely recommend you visit next year.
Nice furniture for new care homes
We've created a range of solid oak furniture for care homes. Designed to make the residents feel at home, these pieces are both stylish and robust, and are being manufactured in our own workshops.
Wagon restoration starts!
We've finally started work on the restoration of our Showmans Living Wagon. Built in 1919 by Phillip Brothers of Newport for the owner of Rawlings circus, it features an ornate mahogany interior, cut glass mirrors and decorated ceilings, and is one of the finest examples of these lovely vehicles. We'll keep you updated!
Jasper & Co create a Perfect Home for the Perfect Housewife
Having created numerous interiors for Anthea Turner and her husband Grant Bovey, Tim was again invited to work on their new home in Surrey. Projects include improving the kitchen, creating unique oak furniture for the bedrooms and perfect storage solutions
Jasper & Co host the South Coast Design Forum
Over 100 members of the SCDF and their guests enjoyed a marvellous BBQ and fabulous live music at the Valdoe. A number of members exhibited their work, demonstrating that this region boasts a huge range of talented designers.
Jasper & Co dismantle Grant & Anthea's tennis pavilion
Having decided to move to a new home, Grant and Anthea couldn't bear to leave their deluxe tennis pavilion behind. Created by Tim and his team a few years ago, the pavilion featured a hand made kitchen, shower room, bedoom, and heated limestone flooring. Having put so much care and thought into creating it in the first place it was a slightly odd experience for our team to take it apart. We are looking forward to putting it back up again!
Designer Tim Jasper and his team of skilled Sussex based crafts people create unique kitchens, furniture and interiors for clients throughout the UK and abroad.
They have been based at the historic Valdoe farm in the heart of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex since 1981, from where they have worked on projects for clients as diverse as the National Trust, retailer Monsoon and TV celebrity Anthea Turner.
They are proud of the fact that they are maintaining a tradition of fine British craftsmanship, and are doing something now rather rare in the UK, namely making things and selling them abroad! In the recent past they have created striking furniture for offices in Dubai, completely refurbished a large ski chalet in the French Alps, and renovated the interior of a yacht in the south of France.
The principal members of the current team first came together at Uppark, the National Trust Mansion destroyed by fire, where Tim was employed to design and manage the restoration of the finely carved state rooms. A group of crafts people was assembled to carry out the repairs, and when the project was finished some of these joined Tim at the Valdoe to apply their unique expertise to the construction of new interiors, as well as the restoration of old ones.
Since then they have played a role in the restoration of Windsor castle, worked on numerous National Trust properties including Igtham Mote and Kew, and have produced countless interiors for private clients.
Though largely known for their original handmade hardwood kitchens, they also create fitted cabinets and free standing furniture for bedrooms, dining rooms, libraries and home offices, as well as oak framed buildings, panelling and specialist architectural joinery.
Their in-house design and management team tackles every aspect of a project, from dealing with planning consent and architectural design to supplying soft furnishings, and their team of experienced site tradesmen deal with everything from building work to electrical installations.
This comprehensive approach reduces the friction and misunderstandings that often occur with a traditional designer/contractor/client relationship as Tim and his team take full responsibility for every aspect of a project. The client only has one number to call in the event of any query or problem, which means that any issues can be swiftly resolved with a minimum of fuss.
Timber is pretty much the only renewable resource available, and providing it is properly managed and is used to build things which will last for a long time the process is more or less zero carbon. Wherever possible Jasper & Co only use durable solid hardwoods sourced from sustainable temperate forests, and build furniture, timber buildings and interiors to last for the foreseeable future. They currently use long lasting low emission LPG fuelled vehicles, recycle much of their waste, and plan to invest in further low emission vehicles as well as green energy and heating systems.
Rather than following short term design trends that can quickly date, Tim and his team create contemporary but classic designs that will continue to work and give pleasure well into the future. Coupled with superb craftsmanship, durable natural materials and high quality fittings, this design approach ensures that whatever they create will stand the test of time. To their knowledge only one kitchen has been removed in nearly thirty years, and that was because the house was demolished!
As opposed to many perhaps egotistical Architects and designers Tim doesn’t impose fixed design ideas on his clients. He instead interprets and enables their wishes and needs, where necessary using his experience to gently guide them away from decisions they may come to regret towards a better solution. His architectural expertise and considerable experience of working on historic houses helps him to sensitively adapt older houses for modern family living, and to give them a new lease of life.
Tim was educated at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex, from where he planned to take up a career designing yachts. However, a quirk of fate led him to become guardian of a dilapidated National Trust mansion near Midhurst, which awoke a lifetime interest in architecture and historic buildings. From there he established a business with designer Johnny Grey, creating new interiors and furniture informed by classic decorative techniques and motifs which at that time were truly out of fashion. New kitchens resembled laminate covered laboratories, and Tim and Johnny railed against this creating warm, interesting environments and reintroducing forgotten features such as butlers sinks and wooden draining boards.
Tim has since honed his design skills and has acted as designer and consultant to organisations such as Forte, Grand Metropolitan and the National Trust, and indirectly for the Royal Household. Though he has chiefly worked in the private sector, creating new interiors, furniture and particularly kitchens, he has also designed restaurant and retail interiors. He became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers in 1981, and was elected a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in 1983.