HUSK showroom to open at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf this week

Co-founder of HUSK Dave Young inside their new CARGO showroom

An exciting new independent business has joined the Wapping Wharf community with a public launch planned for later this week.

Bristol-born HUSK offers an affordable way to add custom elements to your kitchen. Its beautifully simple, custom-made cabinet fronts and worktops are designed to work with IKEA cabinets but can also be adapted to work with alternative cabinet suppliers.

The HUSK team is currently fitting out the new showroom in unit 22, CARGO 2, previously home to Squeezed, the award-winning burger restaurant which recently expanded into nearby CARGO 1 to open a larger restaurant.

HUSK’s new CARGO home is set to open to the public on Friday 28th February, showcasing its newest colour range and panelled Oak fronts. It will have a full range of kitchen front samples available for visitors to the showroom to take away, as well as stone samples from Dekton and Neolith.

As well as using the space for consultations, the business will also be stocking teapots, mugs, cups, plant pots and more from its favourite brands such as Kinto, Menu and Frama.

Millie Teden at HUSK said: “As keen foodies, we were already huge fans of CARGO and Wapping Wharf so when we heard there was an opportunity to join this amazing community, we jumped at the chance.

“We sing and dance about the fact we are a Bristol independent business, so it felt like the perfect fit for us. We are so looking forward to having a dedicated space to showcase our cabinets and offer customers one-to-one guidance, drawing on our many years of experience.”

All HUSK’s cabinets are made in its Montpelier workshop in Bristol, with the business championing the use of materials that are sustainably produced. Husk is partnered with Treesisters – a UK charity on a mission to rapidly accelerate tropical forestation. For every kitchen it sells, it donates 50 trees to this cause.

Dave Young and Ross Norgate set up HUSK in November 2018 after successfully supplying bespoke furniture and joinery under Young & Norgate, also a Bristol-based independent business, for over 10 years.

Stuart Hatton, managing director at Umberslade, the developer behind Wapping Wharf, said: “A huge welcome to HUSK. We are thrilled they are joining the Wapping Wharf community; they are a great fit for the neighbourhood and bring something new and complimentary to our eclectic mix of independent businesses.”

Wapping Wharf is in the heart of Bristol’s historical and cultural quarter, with its tree-lined pedestrian and cycle route, Gaol Ferry Steps, providing an important connection between south Bristol to the city centre.

Now home to over 40 independent businesses, many of which are based within CARGO – a popular hub made of converted shipping containers, Wapping Wharf is home to some of the city’s best independent restaurants, shop, cafes and lifestyle businesses.

From a florist to a barber’s, and from a yoga studio to a jeweller’s, plus an incredible array of cuisines on offer, including fine dining, street food and more, Wapping Wharf has something for everyone.