Culinary workstation in wood and coated steel. Kingston Polytechnic School of Three Dimensional Design Furniture and Related Products BA Hon Mark Lewis 1980
The main frame and drawer components are made of softwood and ply. Hardwood, laminated and set end grain on a stabilizing sheet of ply wrapped in a hardwood trim form the reversible cutting board. Features include an adjustable height mechanism by way of a steel peg set at the time of assembly and a semi-mobile feature allowing the furniture to be lifted at one end and pushed or pulled into position for use and to remain firm when parked. Storage for quality knives and kitchen utensils are accommodated within pegged boards inside the drawers with an open railed pot rack to the lower section.
This Culinary Workstation is aimed at the domestic consumer market and may be produced in batches of 1000 to be retailed in kitchen orientated outlets.
Mark Lewis exhibited his Culinary Workstation prototype at the Design Council, Haymarket in the summer of 1980. This exhibition led to his immediate employment with Johnny Grey Design, where Mark stayed for two years and became an integral part of the team.