Wave Kitchen

This kitchen was a true collaboration. The design was a cooperation between Chris, David Wilson of WoodB and the customer. Chris had long had an idea to do an interior with this wave motif and suggested it when discussing the design, the intention being that the wave reflects the Yorkshire hills in which the kitchen is set. The customer was immediately intrigued by the idea of the wave and herself suggested the art deco style, rounded corners. The maple, oak, walnut combination makes this on of the truly unusual kitchens.

The doors and drawer fronts are in lightly rippled maple with a raised oak wave pattern applied. Chris took great care in the grain selection of the different parts to ensure the unity of the whole scheme. The worktops are maple and walnut with walnut plinth and dividers, and all the drawers feature hand-cut dovetails. A separate unit houses cooking appliances and hi fi equipment; the cook is a keen musician.

The previous kitchen had a solid maple floor and a large peninsular unit. Removing the peninsular unit left a patch in the floor so we fitted a patterned inlay in oak, maple and walnut to hide the patch.

The customer was very pleased with the whole project: " The pleasure I have got from this re-formed space is immense ! The beauty of the wood. The skill of the craftsmen who translated our vision into a stunning kitchen. The attention to detail. The inside out perfection. The after care: all these have really made an impression on me. The kitchen is a delight and a master piece. Thank you. " Mrs M, Otley.

Materials: European oak, maple, American walnut.

Price: In the region of £20,000