In the last few years, Humphrey Munson has leapt to the forefront of the British kitchen industry with their contemporary take on classic English design. Eschewing the usual kitchen design company format with sales teams and display-only showrooms, Humphrey Munson have blazed a trail with their design led approach and live kitchen spaces at their showrooms in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and Felsted, Essex, so much so that walking into a showroom feels like walking into a real home. I caught up with Peter Humphrey, Design Director, and Louisa Blackmore, Creative Director to find out more… Grant Pierrus: How did Humphrey Munson begin? Peter Humphrey: I started the company back in 1995 after years of honing my trade in cabinetmaking. I often get asked about the name “Humphrey Munson” – it comes from my surname Humphrey, and Joseph Munson – my great-great-grandfather who was a master cabinetmaker in the late 1800s in the east end of London. It’s my passion for traditional joinery techniques that underpins everything we do and although I love our heritage in this field, we love to innovate and evolve as a company, especially in the workshop. GP: As the Design Director and Founder of H|M, what does your role […]
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Last week saw the launch of KitchenAid’s latest and maybe greatest new product range, the BlackSteel range of appliances. The new Black Steel appliance range is a step in the right direction for this brand. Their products are truly luxurious and this range is proving to the market that they understand what the luxury consumer and designer is looking for. It is the sexiest and most design savvy of their appliances to date. Black Steel is ultimately a range of pure black stainless steel kitchen appliances including ovens, microwaves and fridges. The stainless steel is not coated to be black, but is inherently black, this is a first of its kind. This range really pushes the design limits in the best way possible. Black is a bold colour but so current at the moment. We associate black with luxury and timelessness and that’s exactly what Black Steel is. These products make a design statement in any kitchen and will be the focal point of the room. Gone are the days of white fridges trying to be hidden, this range should stand loud and proud within your kitchen and form part of the design concept. Each offers not only a professional […]
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