elementalKitchen by Charlie Smallbone and deVOL
The Haberdasher's Kitchen is a new bespoke kitchen range inspired by mid-century English furniture. It also serves as a redesign of our Air Kitchen range. Our original Air Kitchen caused quite a stir when it was first launched at 100% Design back in 2012. The modern retro design embraced contemporary materials and construction methods whilst taking cues from iconic mid-century designs, leading it to become something really special and quite different from our more traditional kitchen ranges. But times change and so do our tastes, and so 6 years later, our customers have a very different idea of what a deVOL Kitchen looks like and what it’s made from. We decided that it was about time to try out a fresh new perspective and we got to work on the designs with the aim of having it ready to show off at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. It was clear straight away that we wanted to retain the mid-century style and unique design features like the curved laminated oak frames and rolled metal end panels but this time our inspiration was coming from a slightly different setting; namely, English gentlemen’s haberdasheries from the first half of the 20th century—hence the new name 'The Haberdasher's Kitchen'.
A shot of our latest kitchen collection, our Haberdasher's Kitchen!! Inspired by mid-century furniture, this range is made from beautifully natural oiled oak and features plenty of glass, narrow frames and dark painted interiors.
For Clerkenwell Design Week this year, we wanted to do something fun. We decided to redesign our modern retro Air Kitchen, taking key elements and creating something more in keeping with our current trends and styles - and the Haberdasher's Kitchen was born.
A full shot of our new Haberdasher's Kitchen. Inspired by the Air Kitchen we launched seven years ago, this new design has retained key features like the curved oak frames and the rolled metal end panels but this time our inspiration came from mid-century haberdashery furniture.
The dark painted interiors in the top cabinet cupboards provide an interesting contrast and keep this new haberdashery inspired kitchen range feeling on trend and interesting.
The latest addition to our marble sink collection, our double Carrara marble sink with a beautiful fluted front. It was the perfect feature in our new Haberdasher's Kitchen.
With narrow frames, traditional oak and slender legs, this new range is so elegant and classic. The perfect traditional design that still feels stylish and current.
The Carrara marble double sink with a lovely fluted front suits this elegant new kitchen collection so much. It also looks so beautiful with the milky porcelain pendant lights hanging above.
Two Helen's Stools sitting happily next to our Haberdasher's Kitchen island, they're such small, simple and subtle seating choices that look great in any room.
The interiors of the glazed counter cupboards have been painted in a dark, dramatic shade to create a really love contrast against the oak frames.
A detailed image of the beautiful glazed cabinets and aged brass handles. A lovely cupboard, perfect for displaying your favourite bits in the kitchen - in our case it's our handmade ceramic mugs made by Claire at Cotes Mill!