This collaboration with Studio Fieldwork is one that we are really proud of.
A Devon couple need help to reconfigure their small kitchen space to better suit their lives.
The husband had recently been diagnosed with dementia and so it was important that the new space was not just pleasant and functional, but also incorporated elements that could assist with his and his family’s adaption to this new condition.
We designed a series of bespoke furniture items that kept kitchen tableware on show to help with orientation and identification of items, helping to avoid unnecessary distress.
Research also led us to use clearly identifiable and usable tactile elements for handles and taps.
Glossy surfaces can cause confusion through reflections and shadows, so we opted for egg-shell sprayed finish to cabinets with a satin worktop.
Although these photos feature quite a bit of shadow contrast, we payed particular attention to the lighting to ensure a bright and easily readable space.
Studio Fieldwork proposed a variety of layouts, design elements and materials which we then developed together. I then made all items in my Bristol workshop.
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