Mark Wilkinson Furniture, which has one of its showrooms at 31 High Street in Tunbridge Wells, took up the challenge, designing with bespoke 'zones', using the iconic Cook's Kitchen, to form an expansive cookery display zone and five learning-islands.
Mark Wilkinson says; "Rosemary is such good fun and I am sure that attendees at her school will learn a lot about cookery and have a very enjoyable time. At Mark Wilkinson Furniture we have gained our reputation by making beautiful furniture, robust, and to a very high standard of British craftsmanship, perfect for Rosemary's new school.
Rosemary's brief for her cookery school was for a simple, classic style, of English furniture durable enough to take the demands of a working kitchen. The perfect solution was found in the hand-painted version of Mark Wilkinson's Cook's kitchen, with its classical styling, soft lines and generous proportions to its drawers... with ample rounded handles reminiscent of the era of Mrs Beaton.
Rosemary says; "as soon as I met Mark Wilkinson, I knew we were on the same wavelength and he would provide me with the perfect kitchen. The Cook's style is simple to work in and yet aspirational and we have achieved a beautifully designed area for students at the school to enjoy and work in."
The Cook's kitchen has its design roots in the generosity and confidence of the Golden Age of late Victorian to Edwardian times. The bold entablature on the cornice, the wonderful curved detail on the end panels, the stopped cock-bead to add softness to the doors. It lives up to its name; it is a cook's kitchen and exactly right for Rosemary's school.
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