What’s In A Name?
The design team here are at Charles Yorke is constantly developing new furniture styles and sourcing new materials. Often our customers like to choose one of our existing designs and tailor it to suit their requirements but we also regularly create completely new ranges, either for a particular home or simply when the inspiration takes us.
So how do our kitchens get their names? We give unique names to all of our designs, so we like to choose names that say something about their background or draw attention to their various influences.
Some of the names are inspired by historical periods, such as the Victorian kitchen, which combines the style and ornamentation of the period with practical aspects of the impressive working kitchens of large Victorian homes. Others take inspiration from places or events which have influenced the designers.
Charles Yorke’s Florentine design, for example, is named after the Glasgow home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 6 Florentine Terrace. His influence can be seen in the details of the Florentine kitchen with its leaded glazed units, stained glass and elegant proportions.
The Henley kitchen, which was recently featured in Beautiful Kitchens magazine, was given its name after the Henley Regatta held on the Thames which flows nearby. The owners of this stunning kitchen asked us to create a room which would serve as the focal point of their entertaining – so the Henley design was named after the first example where pre-regatta parties will take place for years to come.