Imagine that you have never seen or used a kitchen before, imagine that the kitchen design rule book has been thrown out the window and you now have an opportunity to design a kitchen that functions well and looks beautiful. Would you create something like this?
This debate overlaps with the ongoing issue of kitchen and bathroom design quality in the UK and charging for it accordingly. This healthy debate has started a process whereby the true value of any kitchen should be evaluated at its source; with the intellectual input and skill of the designer.
The kitchen and bathroom industry has historically fumbled with the notion that there is a value to good design and designers being rewarded for their efforts! Skilled bespoke kitchen designers can look at each project as a piece of functional art so surely this should be given a higher value than a mass produced product sold from a pre-manufactured check list!
It’s not just about being a celebrity designer either, as there are thousands of unseen designers working in this country, putting their heart and soul into every project and not being rewarded for it! If something is designed well, it will work well for longer and give the user greater satisfaction and value for money, even if the product was a little more expensive to begin with!!”
Please feel free to give The Mogul your throughts.