Over the past twenty years, Plain English has earned a reputation for producing simple, elegant kitchens (and larders and laundries, sculleries and pantries) that stand the test of time in terms of their classic design and the quality of their craftsmanship. Joiners in the company’s Suffolk workshop make the cupboards using environmentally sustainable materials.
Inspiration for their work comes from plain Georgian architecture, simple domesticity and of course, a very English fascination with nature, with the weather and the seasons drifting across the landscape. As they explain: ‘Our aesthetic references the values of the past and gently evolves to embrace the modern ways we live now.’
The launch of their new website prompts us to show you one of their latest projects, in an old school house in South London.
The cupboards are from the Spitalfields range by Plain English, the Island is from the Osea range. The cupboards are painted in Jack Black, the island in Lamp Black, both by Little Greene Paint Company. The worktops and splashback are in Carrara marble, the island worktop in Arabescato marble.
Plain English designed the housing for the integrated overhead Westin extractor by Westin.
The walls are painted in Blackened, by Farrow & Ball. The herringbone wood floor is original.
Plain English also make metal screens and glazed partitions, to create smaller rooms within larger spaces.
The glazed doors give a sense of containment to a walk-in pantry or laundry room, or a sense of privacy and seclusion for a bathroom or bedroom. They also allow light to flow through a space.
Plain English kitchens start from £60,000. Other rooms start from £25,000.
See their new website: www.plainenglishdesign.co.uk
And visit their showrooms:
in Marylebone: 28 Blandford Street, London W1U 4BZ. Tel: + 44 20 7486 2674
or Suffolk: Stowupland Hall, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4BE. Tel: +44 1449 774028
or contact their US design consultant on USA 917 720 3492