We first posted on UK-based sculptor-turned-carpenter Edward Collinson a couple of years ago (see
A Simple Bespoke Cabin in North Yorkshire, Father/Son Edition). Since then, from his North London studio and workshop, Collinson has been at work on a new collection of freestanding kitchen furniture, which “represent the studio’s belief that a kitchen can be made with the same refined elegance as any piece of domestic wooden furniture.” Here’s a look:
Hannah Franklin and photography by Philippe Fragniere. Above: The Broad is a generous freestanding kitchen element made with white pigmented laquer, natural oak interior with deep dovetailed drawers, a stainless steel work surface with integrated sink, tap and mixed fuel hob. The dimensions are 330 x 75 x 90cm and the price, including work surface and appliances, is £13,500.
Above: “The black Dungeness Kitchen Island [foreground] is inspired by the strong architectural forms found in the area,” Collinson says. “The soft matte black Paperstone is paired with fluted panelling in ebonized oak and matt black lacquer to create a strong but restrained look. The island is modestly sized at 130 x 70 x 90 cm and can be fitted with two appliances or a combination of drawers and cupboards. Price without appliances is £7,500.” Above: The space is anchored by the oversized Vertigo Pendant, designed by Constance Guisset for Petite Friture; the pendant comes in two sizes, small ($1,165) and large ($1,330) from Lumens. The Cherry and White Dresser [at right] is made with white pigmented lacquer and cherry wood with dovetailed cherry drawers, an ebonized plinth, and ebonized shelf holders (it’s also available handleless or with cherry pulls). The dimensions measure 190 x 60 x 210cm and the price is £6,500. Above: “Our black oak chopping boards are made with ebonized heart oak and are free from dyes and stains and are food safe,” Edward says. “The range now includes six different shapes, each cut from a single piece of oak. The boards can be used for chopping, serving, or as decorative objects. For prices, visit Edward Collinson.”
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