- Cutting boards in solid black American walnut or maple (as seen here). Mark Lewis, as design director to Lewis & Horning Ltd (1983-87)
Solid timber strips are bonded together forming a stable wooden cutting surface. Although not evident in this illustration, cork bars along the grooves between board and work surface allow ventilating air to circulate underneath the board.
This both helps prevent distortion to the oiled wood and grip the board in position with a slightly forgiving tone between a stone kitchen worktop and the force of a chopping action or cut of a cook’s knife.
2. Draining boards in solid maple. Mark Lewis, as design director to Lewis & Horning Ltd (1983-87)
The hardwoods are bonded together forming a stable wooden draining surface with grooves machined into the surface to allow the gals and crockery to drain guiding the suds into an adjacent sink over which the end hangs.
3. Knife block and end grain chopping block by Mark Lewis as design director to Lewis & Horning (1983-87)
The knife block sits like and architectonic feature mimicking a postmodern building but facilitating a simple mechanism to store many knives and a sharpening steel.
Each slot is created by the proportionally formed panels, consecutive in thickness and in regard to height. The slots are able to receive numerous blades of both similar and of different length, allowing the blades handle to be easily grasped and removed, or shoved back again after use.
Having years of experience of cooking and designing kitchens for the most demanding of expert cooks, Mark Lewis is fully aware that most cooks and chefs have a large collection of favourite blades, each acquired over years of cooking and unlikely suitable to be retained in a conspicuous and concise regiment of a standard six or eight slot device.
The chopping block is made of solid end grain maple sections bonded together forming a stable wooden cutting surface.
Price List and Dimensions:
|Item||RRP||Height (mm)||Width (mm)||Depth (mm)|
|Chopping Board Small – Maple||£ 609||45||530||380|
|Chopping Board Small – Walnut||£ 853||45||530||380|
|Chopping Board Large – Maple||£ 865||45||920||380|
|Chopping Board Large – Walnut||£ 1,352||45||920||380|
|Knife Block Small – Maple||£ 731||284||150||190|
|Knife Block Small – Walnut||£ 806||284||150||190|
|Knife Block Large – Maple||£ 903||284||250||190|
|Knife Block Large – Walnut||£ 1,042||284||250||190|
|Clothes Horse 3 Fold – Maple||£ 781||1010||560||100|
|Clothes Horse 3 Fold – Walnut||£ 1,096||1010||560||100|
|Clothes Horse 3 Fold – Ceder||£ 735||1010||560||100|
|Clothes Horse 4 Fold – Maple||£ 953||1010||560||140|
|Clothes Horse 4 Fold – Walnut||£ 1,373||1010||560||140|
|Clothes Horse 4 Fold – Ceder||£ 861||1010||560||140|
Pictures below documenting the processes involved in making both the chopping board and knife block: