Sola Kitchens

Team

Sofia Bune Strandh

CEO

Sofia is Swedish and the founder of Sola Kitchens. Previously a City lawyer, she turned kitchen designer when she needed a kitchen herself and over the years her designs have been chosen for a number of Magazine front covers. Sofia is always followed by her red Labrador Smilla, and enjoys skiing, running and horseback riding in her spare time!

Pia Rosling

Director

Pia is Swedish. With a University Degree in Business and Computer Science she left her previous life in the IT industry for a second degree in Interior Design. She has a long career in interior design and kitchens specifically! To round off her sharp designs at work, she spends her free-time creating beautiful oil paintings.

RHIANNON PHENIS

Designer

A Product Design graduate, Rhiannon has gained a wealth of experience in all things kitchens having worked in the industry since 2007. Striking a perfect balance between creativity and functionality to hit the clients’ brief is what won her the title of Kitchen Designer of the Year in 2018. When she is not in the showroom with a cup of tea in her hand, you’ll find her on the netball courts, planning one of her next culture trips or eating out anywhere she’s not tried before.

TANYA ROSSITER

DESIGNER AND INSTALLATION MANAGER

Tanya dreams of owning a La Pavoni Lusso coffee machine with wooden handles. Tanya’s love of Italian design took her to Treviso for 18 months and from then to product design in Manchester – from that moment she has been fascinated by the interplay of design and social relationships within spaces and kitchen design couldn’t be a more wonderful vehicle for that fascination! A designer at heart, she is currently covering the Installation Manager role for Carina while she is on maternity leave.

LAURA DOLICZNY

Designer

Laura, originally from Bath, moved to London to progress her great passion for kitchen design. From even the early stages of her life, her interests has always been in kitchen and interior design. From 2015 she has been designing dream kitchens for her clients, and with her excellent creativity and knowledge she creates beautiful spaces. Laura loves to spend time outside with her friends, family and her two rather playful springer spaniels.

TOMA PETRA

Designer

Toma is ‘made in’ Lithuania but came to the UK in 2004. She has a degree in Interior Architecture from University of the Arts, London and has worked on a number of property development projects. In 2010 she fell in love with the art of kitchen designing and she joined the Sola Kitchens team in 2019. Her biggest passion is travelling, understanding different cultures and getting inspired by new experiences.

JAYNE SAYER

Book keeper

Jayne is our efficient and well trusted bookkeeper who keeps track on everything financial. When not focussing on figures, accounts and spreadsheets, she loves fishing and cooking gourmet meals for her family and friends!

ANGUS SHEPHERD

ORDERS MANAGER

A graduate Product Designer, Angus started his career as an intern at Sola Kitchens in 2013. Since then he has worked as a technical designer, kitchen designer and finally found his passion in running the Orders Department. Angus thrives on design details, tirelessly working through solutions to help in the smooth production and order of your kitchen.

CARINA FARRELL

INSTALLATION MANAGER

Carina is our super-efficient installation manager who makes sure all installations go as smooth as possible. Having built her own house (yes that’s right, she actually physically built it herself!) Carina knows everything worth knowing about building work! Carina is currently on maternity leave with her little baby boy but we look forward to welcoming her back to the team shortly!

SMILLA

Smilla is our office dog. Being a Labrador she loves eating absolutely everything whilst balancing her busy acting career. In her spare time she likes to go for long walks, chasing squirrels in the park and get her tummy scratched! Woof Woof!

TADAS URBONAS

INSTALLER

Our installer Tadas has great experience with carpentry and will make sure that every little detail of your dream kitchen is finished to perfection. He has a great eye or detail and takes great pride in perfecting every installation.

ROBERT HELLSTRAND

PAINTER

Robert is our expert painter and installer. Born, bred and trained in Sweden, Robert does true magic with his paint brush! When not painting and installing kitchens, he spends time paining wonderful paintings.