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Kitchen Culture: Re-inventing Kitchen Design

by Johnny Grey
 

An inspiring design guide and practical resource.

The kitchen is the home base for any family to prepare meals, eat, interact, read the paper, listen to the radio, watch TV, relax and more. No other room is used for so much by so many.

Kitchen Culture is a beautifully illustrated reference for creating the home's busiest and most important room.

Overview

An inspiring design guide and practical resource.

The kitchen is the home base for any family to prepare meals, eat, interact, read the paper, listen to the radio, watch TV, relax and more. No other room is used for so much by so many.

Kitchen Culture is a beautifully illustrated reference for creating the home's busiest and most important room. The book explores how the kitchen influences sociability, family life and relationships with food and also examines how changing attitudes towards family life are changing kitchen design. Each generation invents its ideal kitchen — reflecting personal views, lifestyles and the latest design concepts and technology.

Kitchen Culture provides critical design advice for maximizing the role the kitchen plays. The book offers fresh ideas and fascinating possibilities for using the kitchen as a lounge,
retreat, library, art gallery, playroom, activity center and hospitality zone. Topics include:

  • Effective kitchen storage
  • Working triangles and ergonomics
  • Cooking, small appliances and tools
  • Facilities for cooking
  • Lighting, floors and work surfaces.

Practical tips on materials and craftsmanship are also included along with a source list of suppliers and manufacturers.

Kitchen Culture is the ideal reference for anyone designing a new home or remodeling a kitchen.

Editorial Reviews

Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
[Grey's] approach works for anyone. He studies traffic patterns, the way a homeowner or family plans to use the kitchen, how to use natural light...
Globe and Mail - Carolyn Leitch
Advice on making the most of that space by creating a contemporary kitchen that is bright, comfortable and heartwarming... thought-provoking and pleasurable read... gorgeous photographs.
Victoria Times-Colonist - Joanne Hatherly
An illustrated reference book that explains good kitchen design, from surface materials to body ergonomics.
Calgary Sun - Lorena Johnson
There is plenty of room for thought in this kitchen design book.
National Post - Francis Lam
A very basic premise: The kitchen should be a place where cooks feel comfortable and the family and guests want to spend time... Mr. Grey treats the cook well. He is a man obsessed with ergonomics, creating efficient work stations that eliminate unnecessary movement and uncomfortable positions.
LDB Interior Textiles
Although the majority of the book, sumptuously illustrated with location photography by Alex Wilson, is devoted to 'case studies' of Grey's projects, in "Kitchen Works: Design Analysis," he explains how to but those ideas into practice. With great specificity, he offers solid advice about the advantages and disadvantages of using various materials for countertops.
ASID ICON (American Society of Interior Designers)
An ideal reference for anyone designing a new home or remodeling a kitchen. Rich in location photography.
Upscale - S.A. Fuller
Johnny Grey describes the kitchen's new inviting personality.
Woman's Day Kitchens and Baths - Leslie Plummer Glagett
Johnny Grey has always been an innovator... In his new book... he looks ahead to the challenges posed by the evolving space we — for the time being — call the kitchen.
The Toronto Star - Peggy MacKenzie
This is the book to read... The passion Johnny Grey brings to kitchen design is inspiring.
Library Journal
With more than 20 years of kitchen design experience, Grey (The Art of Kitchen Design) has advocated the use of freestanding furniture in the kitchen to create an unfitted design in which "pieces are ergonomically designed to accommodate specific tasks." Now he has added the use of soft geometry, "curved shapes that enable the whole space to work more efficiently." The majority of the book discusses how the kitchen is used, both historically and in today's home, with Grey's own design philosophy illustrated through color photographs of kitchens he has designed. Amateurs will have to wade through chapters like "Graceful Locations" and "Emotional Intelligence" before uncovering the practical advice that appears at the end of the book. For large and academic interior design collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979686
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Johnny Grey is an architect who specializes in kitchen and interior design. He is the author of The Hardworking House.

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