Trend: The Minimal Kitchen

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


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The kitchen is an indoor shed of cooking tools, and the industrialised look has definitely made a comeback, seeing appliances and accessories become stripped back to their basic form. Just as aesthetically pleasing (if not more beautiful), it's time to go back to basics with a more utilitarian approach. I've collated my favourite kitchen products that all have that easy living vibe. 

I recently blogged about the increase of eco-friendly kitchen cosmetics with my brand watch post on YARD ETC. Yet again another product that takes inspiration from the traditional kitchen essentials, are the soap flakes by Compagnie de Provence. A natural cleaning agent originated from France that can be used for sanitising furniture and textiles. The Cotton Cleaning Cloth by Folklore is made from completely natural cotton and will be a long laster in the kitchen. I also included this peeler seen at new popular design store Caro. Just a naked framed peeler but you don't need it to be anything more really do you?


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I've seen a lot of mixed materials entering the kitchen and dining area. One of my favourite contrasts is the combination of steel with soft leather. Recently found on Etsy, this portable coffee cup by the Yield Design Company is a perfect example of simple design with a balance of metallic shine and soft tan. The Tom Dixon Etch the Clipper Tea Strainer is more like a design object, despite being minimal in shape and style. I'd be tempted to hang this on display when I'm not enjoying a fresh cuppa.


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First things first - MAYONNAISE IN A TUBE. Not just any old Mayonnaise, but Aioli - our condiment prayers have been answered. YES - one of many varieties by Nicolas Vahé. I could've gone crazy adding beautifully branded gourmet foods to this feature, have a gander for yourself and fall in love with these French foods with a Scandi twist. In terms of print and pattern, watch out for Caernarfon. HAY has dabbled a bit with this tapestry style across textile design, and now this welsh pattern-motif is gracing enamelware - another great statement piece for a less demanding dinner table. Country Road has some lovely crosshatch placemats and cloths. I chose this two tone grey one 'Pitch', as I feel its quite a versatile piece that can be used in all areas of the home. A glass carafe wouldn't be complete without a cork stopper - to get the best go to Muuto.

Stay tuned for more kitchen updates, with up and coming highlights from London Design Festival 19-27th September.

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