Kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson has always taken inspiration for his designs from a variety of sources. People, places and culture all play a part when he first puts pencil to paper to design a kitchen. These are not merely boxes designed to fit contents and fill a room.
So it is with his latest creation the Newlyn, which takes as its inspiration the Newlyn school of artists, both old and new. Old, in the sense that it makes use of natural materials simply presented, much like the paintings of artists such as Walter Langley depicting the honest toil of fishermen in the late 19th and early 20th century and new in the sense that it looks at the modern, linear designs of artists working and living there now.
This manifests itself in the two contrasting materials used to create Newlyn, strikingly linear grained walnut and shiny chrome accents.
Mark Wilkinson’s latest design, the Newlyn kitchen
The attention to detail is exactly what you’d expect from a Mark Wilkinson design, with a beautiful place for everything and every beautiful thing in its place.
The plate rack has both form and function in the Mark Wilkinson Newlyn kitchen
Narrow spice storage painted cupboard with contrasting walnut interior
Unusually, though, it’s of a more modern construction, being a flat fronted design rather than in-frame and, in a nod to modern tastes it’s also effectively handless using as it does, recessed finger pull. It’s linear, pared back and understated.
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