A mid-century kitchen in a Victorian town house
Inspired by the client's collection of mid-century furniture, H. Miller Bros. created a mid-century style kitchen that was stylish, sophisticated and infused with the sense of optimism and fun that defines mid-century aesthetic.
The result is a kitchen where the family (both nuclear and extended) could gather, cook, eat, and socialise.
Howard and Hugh Miller are both devotees of Modernist architecture and have a particular passion for kitchen design authentic to this time period. They struck on the idea of channelling an ‘architect’s drawing’ aesthetic: treating the layout of the kitchen fronts like the elevation of a building; paying particular attention to geometric composition, hierarchy, layering and articulation. They wanted to draw the kitchen with a delicate line weight: as if it were drawn on graph paper. This led to the minimal timber strips stained black that run between the door and drawer fronts that pick out a grid. At just 8mm thick, they are incredibly subtle, but give a totally different effect that, say, a regular shadow gap would not.
A standout feature to this kitchen is the built-in vinyl turntable, as no mid-century kitchen would be complete without one.
Hugh and Howard’s approach was unlike anyone else we’ve worked with, they’re totally bespoke, completely attentive to minor details, and really keen to get an understanding of everything we wanted at a granular level.
Lynsey and Leigh Bradley