Sometimes “out with the old and in with the new” is quite simply not the right way to go! Andrew Nebbett Designs grew from a hearty love and appreciation of antique pieces of furniture and works of art and the preservation of history and heritage is something we are rather passionate about.
Globally, we are becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Many people are now making conscious decisions based on the environmental credentials of the companies they buy from. Attempting to be eco-friendly has become a mainstay of our daily lives, from where we buy our food to what we clean our houses with. So conscious are we to be more ‘green’ that even interior design choices are becoming linked to sustainability and environmental impact, with people selecting materials which are easy to recycle. Incorporating metal furniture into an interior design scheme offers a sustainable solution for the environmentally conscious client.
The brief for this project was simple: a zinc worktop for a kitchen island. As with all our bespoke projects, the design journey with our clients commenced and we explored all manner of design elements to be considered: what profile edge would they prefer, what finish, and what other features would our team need to incorporate?
Taking the conventional out of an everyday object, we were super excited by this project brief – to turn the boring into the bold, the beautiful and the bespoke, with the creation of an exterior door for existing clients who were keen to incorporate more Andrew Nebbett Designs products into their new home.
You would be forgiven for wondering why we are talking about the history of fridges..! Well… it was a particular 1940s Frigidaire Refrigerator which formed the basis of the brief for one of our very latest commissions! We accepted the challenge to create a pantry door in the style of the retro refrigerator which had been in the home of a relative during the home-owner’s childhood.
Metals such as brass, nickel and chrome have featured on fixtures and fittings for years, but metal surfaces such as cupboard doors and frames are becoming an ever-increasing choice for many parts of the home.