The Industrial Design Style

Vintage Industrial Kitchen Design Hampshire

The industrial design style is extremely contemporary and differs from any other design aesthetic out there today. It’s all based around working with materials that ordinarily would be hidden or not necessarily a focal point in a space. Exposed brick, stainless steel surfaces and emphasis on wood make up some of the design characteristics. The look is almost a little unfinished but that’s what makes it so unique. It’s a style that is becoming popular in shops and restaurants: showcasing a really casual and stripped back layout.

Here at Anthony Edwards Kitchens, we recently completed our first vintage industrial kitchen design. The 3D render above, created with the programme ArtiCAD, shows our final design for the kitchen we installed. Wood stands out as a dominant feature to compliment the concrete worktop and grey tones. The exposed brick also adds a quirky element to the design.

Although it’s a unique look, elements of the industrial design style can be applied to many kitchens. Whether you want to add a metal surface, vintage pieces or some rustic furniture: it can make such a statement in the kitchen or any room in the house. Let us know your thoughts on the industrial style in the comments below!Vintage Industrial Design Kitchen Design Collage

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Dualit Toaster – A Design Classic

Dualit Toaster in Bespoke Kitchen Design

The Dualit toaster has become a kitchen must-have with their classic, understated design and strong reputation for durability.

Max Gort-Baren, a German-born entrepreneur, founded the company. He designed a six-slice toaster with a built-in timer in 1952. This was the first like it on the market. Dualit then grew steadily over the next 20 years – adding to their range and working on improvements and alterations. In the ‘80s, the Dualit toaster became the must-have kitchen appliance and this resulted in the company having to extend their factory twice over. Dualit now offer a wide range of kitchen appliances and continue to sell consistently today.

The retro look of the toaster adds a really friendly touch to the kitchen space. It can be bought in a variety of sizes and colours – from neutral tones to chilli pink and lime green. They’ve also experimented with copper finishes that are on-trend and extremely stylish. The versatility of the product means it can be incorporated into a colour scheme or used to make a distinctive statement.

Dualit Toaster

Kitchen Storage Space and the Rise of Larders

Storage Space Larder in Anthony Edwards Kitchen

Finding storage space for the multitude of items found in a kitchen can be extremely difficult. Not only does there need to be substantial room for food but there also needs to be somewhere for the cutlery, appliances and any other things that may have found their way into the kitchen over time. A kitchen has become a space for living in with so many different dimensions. With clutter built up on surfaces, a room that is meant to be comfortable can quickly become somewhere you want to avoid.

More and more kitchen owners, however, are looking at interesting and quirky ways to present kitchen storage where it can still be firmly out of sight. Kitchen necessities don’t have to be an unwanted mess. They can be beautifully presented whilst still being accessible.

Many are choosing to install larders within the kitchen as a way to really effectively store numerous items in a way that is pleasing to the eye. Larders allow for simple organisation that doesn’t take up much space at all. They’re a form of storage that makes sense within the kitchen space.

Anthony Edwards Kitchens Larder Storage Space Hampshire

Behind the Scenes on an Anthony Edwards photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Anthony Edwards Kitchens

After recently joining the team at Anthony Edwards, I very quickly got the chance to assist on a photoshoot of an amazing kitchen in Preshaw. This project had features such as copper pendant lights, tall grey kitchen cabinets and a larder. My immediate reaction to the kitchen was that it was spacious and had a really interesting modern design.

Before beginning the photoshoot, the first step called for me and Kahren to make sure the space was ready to be shot. Fortunately, the homeowner had taken it upon herself to make sure all the surfaces were clear before we arrived – making for a good start. I was kept busy arranging books and other small items before the shoot properly started.

The shoot then began with photographer Michel. It was extremely insightful to see how Michel worked and how the collaboration between him and Kahren flowed so easily. The kitchen had a lot of truly interesting features so quite a few angles and perspectives had to be shot. Michel also worked with adjusting exposure and seeing where the natural light would compliment the kitchen.

Anthony Edwards Kitchens Photoshoot Outcome

My personal favourite feature within the kitchen was the set of magnificent copper pendant lights. They added quirkiness to the kitchen and complimented the grey tones beautifully. Anthony Edwards do work a lot with experimental lighting and it makes such a bold statement that works so well. Within this kitchen, there was also uplighting on top of the wall units. This created such an interesting glow of light that elevated the features even more. This kitchen had been lacking the presence of light before so the owner was extremely pleased with the transformation.

Throughout the shoot, I was on hand to adjust certain elements and make sure every detail looked just right – for example making sure the picture board was secure and aligned correctly. I also helped move a few pieces out of frame in order for certain features to be more visible. It really was a smoothly run process and it was great working with Kahren and Michel.

For my first experience working on an interior shoot, I truly did enjoy myself. The shoot didn’t take too long and all of the vital features in the kitchen were photographed well. The final photos came out brilliantly and did justice to the true atmosphere of the kitchen.

You can see this kitchen within our portfolio here.

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHEL FOCARD DE FONTEFIGUIERES

Copper: for a unique kitchen

Petersfield, Hampshire kitchens with copper as seen on Channel 4 Big House, Little House

Copper has been at the forefront of design for a few years now and it is certainly finding it’s place within the kitchen.

The material can really add a modern twist to your space whilst still remaining elegant and simple. Here at Anthony Edwards, we have started working with copper within many of our projects. Statement lighting is one item that copper can really work for. Within one of our Petersfield kitchens, we showcased a beautiful set of copper pendant lights – that were featured on Houzz in a recent ideabook of theirs. They also caught the attention of Aidan Keane when this kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s Big House, Little House back in April. They worked well to make a powerful statement against the white aesthetic and more muted tones.

We’ve also used copper more extensively, in the form of worktops and bespoke shelves. A Hawkley kitchen of ours used the Anthony Edwards Modern Country style as a starting point to mix a beautiful homely layout with an eye-catching, dynamic copper worktop. The copper finish isn’t overused but it brings a quirky spin to the kitchen.

Copper, along with rose gold and brass, can really bring a sense of warmth and cosiness into the house. In a kitchen it can be the perfect addition to make a design statement. It’s certainly not for everyone but it is something that can be brought into the kitchen in any scale.

Copper can be used in so many unique ways. There are more and more copper pieces emerging on the market that can provide a simple but pleasing touch to your kitchen. A copper kettle, a copper clock or a copper cutlery set: the possibilities are endless.

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