Japanese Kitchen interior for Mr. and Mrs. G. Oki, Hammersmith London as design Director to Lewis & Horning 1983-87
The tone of a Japanese kitchen tone was appropriate for this design, however not too much was made of the theme. A combination of furniture and free-standing appliances set into brick piers, fitted kitchen units and unfitted kitchen units from the “Chattel” range were combined. Each dressed with vertically grooved glazed and dragged painted doors. A modest and functional cooking and dining facility were achieved for the Oki family. A solid level teak top to the sink arrangement has inclined grooves machined into it to allow the suds and water to drain directly into the adjacent under hung steel sinks. Solid turned maple handles and slab tops contrast the dark hardwood sink tops and floor. A few top range products such as the Vola tap and the Gaggenau hob, extractor and oven give the kitchen its state of the art technical functions. In contrast, the open shelving of the pantry gives it abundant and traditional storage.