Channel 4 / Metalwork & fabrication
Tasked to create a rustic working kitchen for Michel Roux Jr to cook in for his guests at his pop-up restaurant at Great Dixter, we used a range of materials and finishes to set the scene and create a functional kitchen.
We clad the kitchen units in corrugated sheet, treated with various mixtures to give an aged patina and industrial feel. The cladding also hid a variety of technical components which allowed this freestanding kitchen to have running water, gas and electricity.
Hand formed around a wooden template, Zinc sheets were beaten and joined before being treated to give the appearance of an older, worn worktop, then sealed with food safe Carnuba wax. Cut into the worktop, the five-ring gas hob was fully operational.
To complete the industrial look, we formed the taps in Copper, using lever valves which we acid blackened. The taps were fed by a submersible on-demand pump in a tank under the counter, with waste water flowing to a catch tank beneath the sink.