This kitchen was commissioned by a very well-known interior designer, based in central London, for her own home. She was very keen to have a kitchen inspired by Biedermeier furniture. Biedermeier was an influential style of furniture design from Germany in the early 1800s, based on utilitarian principles. It came to describe a simpler interpretation of the French Empire style of Napoleon I: with clean lines and a simple, elegant look.
With this brief, a bespoke kitchen was made from maple with birds eye maple panelling and ebonised black detailing. Black granite work surfaces and black appliances all combine to create an extremely elegant kitchen with a neoclassical and sophisticated look. The design and placing of the cabinets and sink, the central island and the kitchen table all mean that this is a hugely practical kitchen, able to cater for and accommodate a large number of guests.