There’s a quiet revolution in timber kitchen and bathroom design taking place. Like all revolutions, it can be summed up in a single word. In this case, the word is “minimalist” and we see it everywhere. So what does this minimalist revolution look like?
Well, first of all, it’s definitely not a violent revolution. In fact, minimalism has its roots in very non-violent traditions. It started during the Arts and Crafts Movement, when cabinet making and other crafts were heralded as the humane antidote to the brutal conditions that existed in factories in the latter half of the 19th century and early 20th century. The Arts and Crafts Movement got much of its inspiration from Buddhist-inspired Japanese cabinet making techniques, which emphasised the aesthetic beauty of simplicity combined with fine craftsmanship.
Later in the 20th century, when mass-produced furniture became the norm, designers focused their attention on eliminating unnecessary ornamentation while retaining well-proportioned lines. The idea was to create stylish and functional furniture for everyone, as opposed to the elitist styles of the Victorian era. Scandinavian designers and manufacturers became masters of minimalist furniture and while others styles have come and gone, minimalism has never really gone out of style.
If minimalism took a back seat to other styles for a few decades, it is back with a (non-violent) vengeance in contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. High-tech contemporary materials are partly responsible for this, but most of the credit has to go to consumers, who have acquired an eye for good taste and demand the best on any budget.
Allkind Joinery at the forefront of the minimalist timber kitchen and bathroom revolution!
Ironically, cabinet making companies like Allkind Joinery Brisbane, who built their reputations on the quality of their timber craftsmanship, are at the forefront of the minimalist timber kitchen and bathroom revolution. The master cabinet makers at Allkind Joinery may have begun their apprenticeships as woodworkers, but, like the artisans of Japan and the Arts and Crafts era, their experience gave them an appreciation for the aesthetic importance of fine craftsmanship and the use of the right materials for any job. Consequently, they are as competent working with modern materials such as engineered stone and polyurethane finishes as they are with timber.
Minimalist design is not as easy to achieve as it appears. When everything is stripped down to the essentials, flaws in workmanship become more apparent and if the contours and dimensions of a design aren’t just right, there are no “busy” details to distract the eye. When a minimalist timber kitchen or bathroom is done right, it’s readily apparent, but the skills required to achieve the look are not always recognised as they are in more ornate styles.
While some of the “timber kitchens” and bathrooms Allkind Joinery produces today have little or no solid timber components, discerning designers and homeowners still trust this prestige joinery to build and install their kitchens and bathrooms for them because they know that Allkind Joinery Brisbane understands the functional and aesthetic value of fine craftsmanship, no matter what materials they are working with. Whether you’re part of the minimalist revolution or prefer traditional or heritage styles, Allkind Joinery can provide you with the best there is. It’s the only way they know.
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