Hand-crafted British design at its best: deVOL's latest kitchen is unveiled

Love Mid-century style? Then the Haberdasher's kitchen is for you (so start saving up)

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To coincide with the launch of Clerkenwell Design Week, the renowned maker of handcrafted British kitchens, deVOL, is launching a brand new design with a nod to the past.

Based on key elements of its modern retro 'Air' design, the Haberdasher's kitchen draws inspiration from Mid-century gentlemen's outfitters – and the result is a striking mix of old and new that vintage fans will love. 

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The finished design, consisting of base cabinets, a wall cabinet and an island unit, boasts a sleek, biomorphic silhouette similar to its 'Air' predecessor, but rather than solid doors and brushed aluminium end panels, it sports narrow-frame glazed doors and drawers reminiscent of haberdashery units and counters, as well as solid tambour style doors and tapered legs styled on Mid-century furniture. 

Detail of the Haberdasher's kitchen island unit

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The kitchen's natural oak finish echoes the popularity of real wood furniture throughout the 1950s – teak finding particular favour with Scandinavian designers – while the insides of the cabinets are painted black for a contemporary edge; the perfect backdrop to show off your vintage china and retro collectables.

To complete the vintage look, the kitchen is finished with aged copper end panels and worktops, as well as aged brass taps and brass pivot hinges similar to those seen on traditional steel-framed doors and windows pioneered by British Victorian manufacturers such as Crittall.

The kitchen is initially being launched on a bespoke basis costing from £20,000 to £40,000.

deVOL's retro Air kitchen was used as the basis for its new Haberdasher's design

(Image: © Devol)