This kitchen was well laid out but featured poor appliances, weak lighting and lacked any quality feel. I sourced highly figured burr walnut veneer and teamed this with ebony stringing and walnut outer panels to create richly toned units. These complimented the 200 year old oak flooring from a tobacco factory in the Loire. The pelmet created from the same burr walnut houses a deeply patterned silk blind. All windows are fitted with UV filters to prevent damage to fabrics and artifacts.
I’m not keen on thin worktops unless in a contemporary setting so the 30m book matched Carrara marble was mitered and an 80mm front lip created. The bespoke breakfast table, made with marble from the same quarry as the Taj Mahal and worked by descendent craftsmen has a teak pedestal fabricated from a reclaimed table leg. The Phillip Starck Ghost Chairs give a contemporary twist and allow for a rich but uncluttered feel.
The client’s art collection was illuminated and a bespoke light fitting featuring crystal cut glasses fitted to the kitchen ceiling.