Brothers Hugh and Howard Miller skilled as architects earlier than turning their consideration, because the duo H Miller Bros, to kitchens, furnishings, merchandise and typically even gardens (they gained a silver gilt medal for his or her City Foraging Station design for on the Chelsea Flower Present earlier this yr). Their work is people-centered and their newest kitchen, made for a household of eager cooks in Hove on the south coast of England, is typical of their pragmatic and deeply thought-about method. Let’s take a better look.
Their consumer Regina, a former meals author, had beforehand lived and labored in Saitama, Japan, and alongside along with her husband Joe, was eager to combine the nation’s design spirit into the brand new household kitchen. It’s a ardour shared by Hugh, who travelled to Japan in 2015 on a analysis fellowship to check woodcraft. The design rules he found there have since been embedded into his follow, and he continues working within the nation as a visiting lecturer at Osaka College.
The kitchen was crafted nearly solely from a single native elm tree. “It’s an uncommon timber,” says Hugh “with an attractive wealthy grain, which appeared like the proper analogy for the subtleties of Japanese design.” Every aspect of the kitchen has beautiful particulars and intriguing options, such because the central island’s legs that are primarily based on the normal Japanese method of the solar. “We like to consider every aspect of our kitchens as its personal piece of furnishings, the place stable hardwood is detailed and jointed, panels are linked and plugged with contrasting dowels, and ironmongery is ready in by hand. I assume the idea is about detailing, articulation, and thoughtfulness. We would like our initiatives to be distinctive, particular areas that stand the check of time.”