If you're planning a kitchen makeover in the near future, you may want to consider British Standard by Plain English for your design.
Need convincing? This example within the iconic, Grade II-listed Trellick Tower block should do the trick.
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This British Standard by Plain English (opens in new tab) kitchen pays homage to the influences that inspired architect Ernö Goldfinger, including the optimistic mid-century modernism of Le Corbusier.
British Standard cupboards were chosen for their craftsmanship, simplicity and compatibility with the austere structure of the building and British Standard's modular steel screen doors were used between the lobby and the kitchen to maximise space without compromising the flow of movement and light.
Trellick Tower is a Grade II listed high-rise building, which has gained its status in recent decades as one of the UK’s most iconic brutalist buildings.
The tower sits on the Cheltenham Estate in West London’s Notting Hill and consists of 217 dwellings, efficiently arranged over 31 storeys; Trellick was of its time, the tallest apartment block in Europe.
Conceived by Hungarian-born architect Ernö Goldfinger, the building was designed as a social housing project seeking to ease the post-war housing crisis of the time. Construction began in 1968 and the building opened to residents four years later, just as work commenced on neighbouring Grenfell Tower in the summer of 1972.
British Standard's simple yet stylish designs are underpinned by a commitment to craftsmanship, an obsession with great British design and a belief that creativity in the home should be celebrated.
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And this kitchen in the Trellick Tower is certainly something to celebrate.
Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.
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