A “Celebration of Taste” Event 4.29.16


Anyone who builds their new dream kitchen wants to share it, and we are no exception. We wanted to present our clients and design community with something truly fresh and unique and kick it off with a special event with our partners at Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry and Sub-Zero / Wolf.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry – a company that’s unmatched in the industry, offering exceptional design and craftsmanship and want to cordially invite you to our “Celebration of Taste” event.

It began with the search for a new partnership. After we decided on a partner, then we had to start designing, and again, we’re no different from our clients. The breathtaking new transitional kitchen design taking center stage in our showroom featuring Rutt’s Ruskin Series Cabinetry represents the culmination of many months of dedicated teamwork.

What would our dream kitchen design include? What finishes would we showcase? With so many exceptional options to choose from, it was difficult to choose. We managed, however, and the finished design quite remarkable.


So, back to the addition of Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry to our cabinetry options new kitchen display in the studio. We’re hosting a celebration of all interpretations of the word “taste,” and you’re invited.

When: Friday, April 29,from  6pm to 9pm

Where: Drury Design

RSVP: [email protected] or 630-446-7643

Stop by to:

  • Meet Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry guest designer and lifestyle guru Scott Stultz, who created the Ruskin line.
  • Enjoy creative flavors by Craig Bell, Corporate Chef of Sub-Zero and Wolf, and owner of Big Hatt Gourmet.
  • Explore our showstopper new kitchen, as well as a contemporary bath featuring the Rutt Prairie design.
  • Chat with the Drury Design team about what’s new and what’s next.

Our EventBrite RSVP page is up. RSVPs are coming in. Scott Stultz has booked his flight. Chef Bell has created an amazing menu featuring candied steak sliders, black truffle deviled eggs and other mouthwatering treats. What about you? Put us on your calendar and let us know so we can reserve a glass for you!


Inside the Ruskin line—an interview with Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry

Drury Design recently chatted with Jason Artus, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry about the thinking that went into the creation of Ruskin cabinetry.

Drury: You’re just back from the 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show in New York. How was that?

Jason: Being involved in that show is really exciting for us. What an honor to have our Exeter System selected as one of the 2016 AD Design Show’s 12 coolest products. Architectural Digest made an effort to focus on smaller, high-end brands. Our exhibit featured the Ruskin series used in the new Drury Design showroom, presented in a totally different way.

Drury: What do people love about Rutt designs—what makes them stand out?

Jason: Rutt is doing something no other cabinet manufacturer in United States is doing—something European brands do—which is bringing in a guest designer to create a product line. Scott Stultz has been a leader in luxury kitchen design for more than 20 years, and we’ve been thrilled to partner with him for the past three years.

Drury: We’ve actually chosen to showcase two of Scott’s collections. We used the Prairie line in a contemporary bath, and Ruskin front and center in a showstopping Rutt transitional kitchen design display. They’re quite different from one another, but they’re both architectural and artistic, and transcend any one style to bring something new to residential design. I’d love your take on that.

Jason: Over the years, we’ve created some very different collections, and the goal was always authenticity—doing things that are historically accurate. But we don’t just come out with a door style, we create a complete collection of cabinetry and accompanying accoutrements for a complete look that has historical connection and story, but told in a new way. We’ve found that really discerning consumers want to know the story and meaning behind what they put in their home.

Drury: What would you suggest people pay attention to when they see the displays?

Jason: I would ask them to really pay close attention to the details. The Ruskin series is very layered and there’s a lot of depth. If you study how the components work with each other—it’s not a look you’ll find in mainstream kitchen design. A lot of designers are using paint and stain without glazes because there’s dramatic shadowing that takes place.

And, of course, explore the interiors. If you open the drawers and doors, you’ll see popular storage solutions and really thoughtful functional accessories. Homeowners can easily see how Rutt products can work in their homes. We invite you to experience Rutt HandCrafted cabinetry in our studio and online at https://RuttCabinetry.com.