space design BRIEF TO CLIENT:
- Atmospheric Listed Victorian Country Pottery location = purpose built bakehouse kitchen with wood fired oven and communal dining
Positioning the oven so that it could be seen through the feature window was key to the design ethos. The rest flowed from there once the kitchen zones were worked out...
The bakehouse was lovingly created as a rustic revival worthy of the pottery's original industrial purpose. The earthy tones of weathered wood, terracotta pots and exposed brickwork bring a robust warm, relaxed feel to the Bakehouse, a million miles away from a commercial kitchen.
Working together with the client the kitchen interior was curated with a variety of modern finds, combined with more rare objects and curiosities to create a bespoke, inspiring interior and iconic fittings and furniture incuding:
- A large wood fired oven built out of reclaimed bricks in a homage to the remaining pottery bottle kiln on site (built by the consummate building skills of Amrit Row of Wood Fired Ovens)
- a defensible 'hot' kitchen area with twin pot wash sinks in purpose made concrete worksurfaces with handmade rustic Bali timber cabinets below
- An Everhot 60 eco-friendly electric range oven
- A retro style larder fridge and fridge/freezer in a separate food storeroom
- Industrial extraction unit
- Separate food prep and handwash reclaimed ceramic sinks
- A 3m long communal oak prep/dining table with industrial height adjusting base
- Industrial feature lighting
- A range of handmade or artisan clay cookware
- A mixture of re-purposed storage including original pot drying wall shelves
- Iconic 40/4 chairs for comfortable seating of up to 15