KITCHEN – GEORGE CLARKE
OLD HOUSE NEW HOME
Channel 4 / Residential & interiors
PROJECT
OVERVIEW

The first design collaboration between ourselves and creative consultant and stylist Jane Field-Lewis was a bespoke burnt cedar and copper kitchen for a period property in St Leonards on Sea, which was recently featured on architect George Clarke’s new Channel 4 programme ‘Old House New Home’. Commissioned by George, we set about designing and creating an individual kitchen that was to use a unique combination of materials and finishes that architecturally worked within the stunning Regency/Early Victorian proportions of the space.

THE FINER
DETAILS

WORKTOP

Copper is such a versatile metal to work with, it has a rich colour and can be used in a wide variety of applications. We applied heat to form the front of the worktop around a curved former, leaving fantastic heat stains and work marks. Once this finish was decided upon, we treated the splashback in the same way, creating a spectrum of iridescent colours that can be seen through the window from the road.

ISLAND

The monolithic island stands proud as the centrepiece of the kitchen. Shou Sugi Ban Cedar was used for its aesthetic properties, contrasting beautifully with the copper kickboard. Behind the kickboard is ample storage for kitchenware, with a single long, deep shelf stretching the length of the island.

KITCHEN UNITS

Each unit is free-standing, made by hand using solid Pine, which was scorched with a naked flame to darken and match the Shou Sugi Ban Cedar cupboard doors. Using standard kitchen unit dimensions meant that a built-in under-counter fridge could be fitted, alongside a beautiful black sink and tap.

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