Natural materials are at the heart of a shift to a more craft-centric approach to design. Natural timber, in particular, is experiencing a resurgence – especially in the kitchen – given its proximity to the natural world (even when treated, it still closely resembles the grain of the tree). A single species of natural timber can vary significantly in colour and texture, making each application unique.
In this feature, we’re honing in on a species known to impart warmth, lightness and texture in the kitchen: oak. Be it solid oak or oak veneer, each example champions the coming together of craftsmanship and natural materials in a kitchen setting, a pairing that has become indispensable to this design era.