Over and above the Ramel cabinet there is also a choice of the plain door Brahe in your Liljencrantz kitchen, all three Swedish nobility.
The woodwork is mainly bottom cabinets with carriages and drawers. For the rest storing takes place on open shelves and in a glass door cabinet, plain and practical, form and function in one.
Brittle branches like cracks in the white wall. Alongside wood and stone there is also cloth; carpets and light sheets the shape of curtains and drapes or soft sculptures contrasting the static and massif materials, an additional accent making Liljecrantz for Kvänum an unwontedly living kitchen with its own expression.
Lemon Ice, Black Brass, Shades of Brown, Old White, Grey Green, Steel Blue – still life with granite, the knobs Lily, oak, hide, tile, spilt paint, and Russian Sea Holly.
Worktop and table come in Portugese limestone, and are also available in Chinese quartzite. If you wish to travel further east the designer has drawn a lower stone table top with room for a teppanyaki griddle surrounded by a group of low seat chairs evoking the almost ceremonial ambience around a Japanese meal.
There is this vague sense of long ago and far away with slow shadows from a shelf lingering in the dreamy light.
Serenity might be the word that springs to mind; cooker hood coated with veined Portugese limestone hovering above a stovetop.
Simplicity is the designer’s gospel, a message where every chapter and every verse is about the detail – like the pillar of the shelf with its mid section in a darker tone sticking out, an ingenious gesture indicating the Asian theme. And not for a moment did she forget the function; the beautiful shelf can be varied for ever, amen.
Drawers are lined with nubuck, hide with the grain side grinded soft and matt.
Glass door cabinet is gallant Ramel. By adding the pillar from her open shelf as a repeated decorative element, a pilaster more or less, the designer made her own mark on the cabinet and created a congenial piece of furniture.
A two-handle tap blows a silent tattoo in honour of simplicity.
What you see is clearly what you get – elaborated woodcraft and distinct shape with a refined feel of raw material.