deVOL was founded in 1989 by two design graduates from Loughborough University, Philip deVries and Paul O’Leary. The name deVOL is an amalgamation of their initials.
The two business partners renovated antique furniture and designed and made bespoke furniture for clients from their small rented workshop. After 10 years Philip set up a property business and Paul bought a Georgian shop on the High Street in Quorn to showcase deVOL’s range of freestanding kitchen furniture.
Soon after, deVOL started to get some recognition for the quality of their craftsmanship in interior magazines like Country Living and on TV programmes such as Grand Designs. deVOL was soon making kitchens for clients across the UK and expanded their workshops, taking on new cabinet makers on a yearly basis.
In 2012 deVOL purchased Cotes Mill, an historic 16th century water mill on the banks of the River Soar, just outside Loughborough. The kitchen showrooms were moved here in January 2013.
The deVOL group of companies, which includes two flooring businesses, now employs over 50 staff; most of them local craftsmen and design graduates from Loughborough University and are continually designing and making new and exciting pieces to add to all our ranges.
The deVOL Shaker range of handmade painted kitchens offers authentic Shaker designs at a low price. This simple range of fitted or freestanding furniture will appeal to anyone who appreciates fine English cabinetry and understated style.
deVOL Shaker Kitchens feature beautifully understated furniture inspired by authentic Shaker carpentry, renowned for its functionality, innovative joinery and craftsmanship. The painted wood kitchens conform to original Shaker Kitchen proportions, built with a modular system of standard sizes to keep the price of your Kitchen down, with additional custom elements available for when a more bespoke Shaker Kitchen is required.
We help in every way to transform your kitchen, boot room, utility room or dining area into an inspiring Shaker Kitchen for modern living. Choose between homely hardwood worktops of Beech and Oak or perhaps Granite and marble for a modern Shaker Kitchen look. A final coat of paint applied by hand and lovely handles and knobs finish off a timeless painted shaker kitchen which will endure on style and function for many years to come.
The construction of deVOL’s Shaker Kitchens combines tried and tested carpentry with modern innovations. Dovetail joints give strength to our Shaker cabinets whilst modular production keeps prices down, designed and built in England so you can be sure of quality.