Page 1

H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

I N N O VAT I V E

B E S P O K E

F U R N I T U R E

K I T C H E N

D E S I G N

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

A combined kitchen dining room is the heart of the modern home. The mixed functionality leads to a complex interaction and division of architectural space. To be successful WKHVROXWLRQVKRXOGUHÁHFWWKHGLIIHUHQWVSDWLDODQGIRUPDOUHTXLUHPHQWV\HWDOORZHDV\ integration into a relaxed coherent whole. Any dividing barrier has to act like a semiSHUPHDEOHPHPEUDQHDOORZLQJWKHIUHHÁRZRISHRSOHDQGIRRG\HWUHWDLQWKHKLHUDUFK\ of served and serving spaces, without losing recognition that the room is a single space.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Here the raised sprung wooden stage marks a practical and theatrical division between WKHNLWFKHQDQGGLQLQJDUHD7KHFRPIRUWRIWKHZRRGHQÁRRULVDSSUHFLDWHGZKHQRQ RQH·VIHHWLQWKHNLWFKHQDUHDZKLOVWWKHXQGHUÁRRUKHDWHG<RUNVWRQHLQWKHGLQLQJDUHD provides warmth for the diners. :LQJVRIIXUQLWXUHUHÁHFWDIRUPDOGLQLQJFKDUDFWHURQRQHVLGHDQGSURYLGHDQGFRQFHDO kitchen functionality on the other. The focal point of the room sits on the boundary line, a central preparation table around which guests and hosts can gather, nibble and chat.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

On the dining side this unit is a sideboard, crockery display and wine rack. On the kitchen side it is a crockery cupboard, waste storage unit and food processor container, located opposite and screening the dishwasher. All in Cherry and Maple with Granite surfaces.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

&URFNHU\ FDQ EH DFFHVVHG IURP ERWK VLGHV DQG OHVV IUHTXHQWO\ UHTXLUHG LWHPV DUH accessed from the dining side by a sliding sash, the mechanism and weights of which are concealed in the cornice and wooden supports. The sliding sash allows access without compromising use of the sideboard shelf on the dining side.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Glass and spirits bottles are stored in pull out drawers for easy access. On the kitchen side there is located a full length fridge and separate freezer. A ventilation chimney for these appliances runs up behind the glass cupboard to vent through slots in the curved roof. The unit includes a conical bread bin with integral maple bread board and ceramic crumb catcher, toaster and cookery bookshelf. All in Cherry, Maple and Lime White sprayed MDF with Granite and Maple surfaces.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

&+233,1*$1'&$59,1*6<67(0

CHOPPING The central preparation table includes an oval aperture under which sits a metal container. Normally the oval hole is closed by a small maple chopping board which can be used for chopping small items such as lemon and garlic. When chopping vegetables the small board is removed and replaced with a larger chopping board. Chopped produce is swept off the board into the container below and waste material removed into a compost bin pulled out from under the work surface. The metal container holding the chopped produce can be withdrawn, carried to the cooking pot and the contents added to the pot. Two chopping boards and a carving board are stored in purpose made slots under the work surface.

CARVING :KHQFDUYLQJPHDWDFDUYLQJERDUGĂ&#x20AC;WWHGZLWKVWDLQOHVVVWHHOUHWDLQLQJVSLNHVLVORFDWHG over the oval hole. The carving board includes drainage channels and slopes towards the hole so that the meat juices collect and drain through a hole in the carving board into the container below.

Pat.App. GB0908978.0

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Pat.App. GB0909031.7

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

STORAGE

Foot operated drawers make use of space available at skirting level. $FXWOHU\GUDZHUKROGVPLVFHOODQHRXVXWHQVLOVVXFKDVĂ&#x20AC;VKVOLFHVDQGSRWDWRPDVKHUVLQ an easy to locate manner. A bread maker and fruit juicer are concealed in a cherry cupboard. The appliances are mounted on sliding drawers allowing access for loading and operation.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Pat.App. GB0908854.3

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

STORAGE

7KLV VWDLQOHVV VWHHO GLVK ZDVKLQJ OLTXLG  EUXVK KROGHU VWRUHV DOO WKH XQWLG\ LWHPV associated with washing up. It folds back against the wall when not in use and opens out for access. The maple condiments cupboard holds salt and pepper within easy reach for cooking.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

BREAD

The bread bin includes an integral maple cutting board and ceramic crumb collector and can be adapted for the storage of normal bread or baguettes. A slot adjacent to the bin holds the bread knife.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

The bench consists of a curved row of individually cantilevered maple dowels. The result is an extremely comfortable sprung backrest. The glass topped table rests on a concealed stainless steel and cherry tension ring supported on cast iron scissor legs salvaged from an old Habitat table.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

The bench conceals a radiator (the dowels allow the free circulation of warm air) and the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s media system.

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144


H U G H

G I L B E R T

A R C H I T E C T U R A L

F U R N I T U R E

Hugh Gilbert has 30 years experience of furniture design and innovation. A Cambridge University graduate, professional Architect, Interior and Product Designer, Hugh specialises LQWKHGHVLJQRIĂ&#x20AC;WWHGDQGIUHHVWDQGLQJIXUQLWXUH for commercial and private clients. His pieces IUHTXHQWO\ LQYROYH DQ LQQRYDWLYH FRQVWUXFWLRQ or mechanical twist, sometimes patented and DOZD\VFOHYHU7KH\DUHGHVLJQHGVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDOO\IRU their exact purpose. Comfort,function and elegance are the hallmarks of Hughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designs. All pieces are designed to the KLJKHVWVSHFLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQDQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGEHDXWLIXOO\

Hugh undertakes all the design work and project management himself, including the sourcing and management of appropriate manufacturer or cabinet maker. Working from his own studio in Suffolk, which he shares with his wife Alex, a professional photographer, KLVRYHUKHDGVDUHPLQLPDODQGKLVUDWHVDUHFRPSHWLWLYH$IWHUDĂ&#x20AC;UVWPHHWLQJ+XJKDJUHHVDEXGJHW DQGQRUPDOO\SUHSDUHVDGHVLJQZLWKRXWFKDUJH2QFHWKHGHVLJQLVDSSURYHGKHSURYLGHVDĂ&#x20AC;[HG TXRWDWLRQIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHGSLHFHLQFOXGLQJGHOLYHU\DQGLQVWDOODWLRQWRJHWKHUZLWKDGHOLYHU\GDWH

Ruffles Cottage Dalham Newmarket CB8 8TG hugh@hugh-gilbert.com 01638 500144

Hugh Gilbert Architectural Furniture - Kitchens Portfolio  

A portfolio of Kitchens designed by Hugh Gilbert