design et al are delighted to announce that LINLEY have been shortlisted for a Kitchen over £100,000 award
Inspired by the design of the LINLEY Helix dining table, the kitchen combines traditional cabinet-making with sleek, contemporary design. Housed at Laurel Grove, a stunning new-build family home within a secluded private estate in the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames, this elegant family kitchen demonstrates all that is intrinsically LINLEY: unrivalled quality, the finest British craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail.
For this project the LINLEY design team were tasked with creating a bespoke kitchen equipped for the demands of family life while also providing space for entertaining guests. In the style of a smart, city residence, but with the added benefit of an abundance of space and natural light flooding through large windows and French doors, the Laurel Grove kitchen represents open-plan living at its very best.
Taking cue from the colours and materials of the Helix motif on the dining table, the kitchen pairs specially dyed dark grey solid oak cabinetry with a hand painted soft grey finish. The overall design is described as a LINLEY Profile Kitchen and incorporates many innovative touches. The LINLEY profile design is highlighted by polished nickel strip detailing which, as well as providing the consistent linear detail throughout the kitchen, cleverly incorporates the custom-built polished nickel hinge mechanism, an example of the efficiency of LINLEY engineering. The drawers and cupboards are finished with hand engineered nickel handles with chamfered edges that inform the rest of the design: The cabinetry features the same chamfer detail, as do the drawer insides and worktop edges, softening otherwise blunt edges. Created with longevity in mind, this kitchen has hard-wearing Caesarstone composite worktops, designed to endure the rigours of family life.