Designer    News 01 Jul 2015

Sustainable British Wood: Kitchen brand DeVol and Sebastian Cox launch the urban rustic kitchen

Kitchen brand DeVol has launched a new range in collaboration with designer Sebastian Cox

Called The Sebastian Cox Kitchen by DeVol, the look is described as urban rustic and places an emphasis on the use of sustainable British timbers. With Birch plywood carcasses, doors made from sustainable timbers such as Beech and Ash and the incorporation of delicate woven panels, the design aims to utilised timbers which are often overlooked.

Paul O’Leary, Founder of DeVol, says: “This is a true collaboration, where the design is driven by the ethos of both partners. It just had to have some woven coppiced panels, but there is a conflict of practicality and taste here. We know our clients and some things are just too much of a stretch away from their comfort zone. Woven doors looked twiggy, bathroomy, Japanesey and hard to clean. Pristine woven beech with broad verticals, used as the back panel on glazed cabinets however, made the statement we were looking for, with none of the negatives.

Cox, a designer and craftsman who specialises in working with sustainable wood, says: “The whole kitchen is designed to look like it breathes. Together we’ve created something that feels clean, simple and light but is brimming with subtle texture to keep the choice of material front of mind. It is immaculately made with really charming details; the doors use very beautiful sliding dovetails that are visible on the inside.”

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