Congratulations to Keir Townsend who have been shortlisted for a Kitchen over £25,000 award

design et al are delighted to announce that Keir Townsend have been shortlisted for a Kitchen over £25,000 award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2015 

The brief was to create a contemporary open plan entertaining and dining space for a City professional with a love of fine wine. To achieve this, Antiqued mirrors were used on the two columns of the kitchen island to conceal the immovable pipework and visually extend the space. Underneath these there are two symmetrically positioned wine coolers, which face the dining and living space in order to display the collection of wines and allow for ease of access when entertaining.


Several slabs of granite threaded with iron pyrite or ‘fool’s gold’ as it is commonly known, were hand selected from the quarry for this bespoke dining table and the same stone was used for the worktops and splash backs, creating continuity between the kitchen and the dining zones. The client was keen to have a single slab dining table, so the design had to work around the constraints of what was possible to get into the 9th floor apartment. To complement the table, black woven leather and patinated metal frame chairs were selected.

IDA_Keirtownsend_Kitchenover25k_southKensingtonapartment_thumbnailThe Bronzed diffuser glass ‘chandelier’, was specially made to Keir Townsend’s design in order to add an element of Art Deco, which the client is particularly fond of. Dimmable LEDs were added underneath the cabinets to enhance the atmosphere through accent lighting. A timber flooring was used throughout, which was specially created with hard wearing pigment in a bespoke colour to complement the rest of the swatch.



Keir Townsend