Culinary capers
Country Life UK|September 23, 2020
Culinary capers
The latest looks in kitchens, chosen by Amelia Thorpe
Amelia Thorpe

Wine zone

The LG Signature LSR200W wine cellar holds 65 bottles in three adjustable temperature zones for storing all wines at their best, plus fridge drawers (one can be converted to freezer mode) and an Auto Open Door, which can be operated by a wave of your foot —useful if your hands are full. £5,999 (0344 847 5454; www.lg.com)

Doing it differently

Architects George Gardner and Peter Foulk have set up ELK, producing bespoke kitchens that feature their own patent-pending storage solutions, which are designed to ensure that all cupboard and shelf space is used to the maximum. These include their striking, triangular-shaped V-drawers, intended as ‘function centres’, with contents visible and accessible. ‘Unlike most kitchens, which are built from boxes, ELK’s designs are based on a framework, which frees the designers from standard restrictions and uses less than 50% of the material of a conventional kitchen,’ explains Mr Gardner. Each kitchen is constructed at ELK’s workshop in Hampshire, using responsibly sourced timber engineered to produce a stable framework, often using light and dark woods for contrast and to highlight the unusual shape of the furniture. ‘Our aim is to produce beautiful, sustainable kitchens that are genuinely innovative,’ Mr Gardner says. Kitchen prices start from £50,000 (01329 283123; www.elk-kitchens.com)

On the boil

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September 23, 2020