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The beauty of a Shaker kitchen design is in its simplicity. The characteristic features of this style of door are a square framed design with an inset flat centre panel. The versatility of the Shaker kitchen design means it can look great in wood-grain, matt and even gloss coloured finishes. It is suitable for both a traditional and modern setting and tends to be both a versatile and hardwearing choice for family homes.
Shaker furniture is a distinctive style of furniture developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, a religious sect that had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. Their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs.
“Shaker communities were largely self-sufficient: in their attempt to separate themselves from the outside world and to create a heaven-on-earth, members grew their own food, constructed their own buildings, and manufactured their own tools and household furnishings.”—Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shaker kitchens are revered around the world for their simplicity, utility and high standards of craftsmanship. Made with functionality in mind, Papilio’s Shaker kitchens place these signatures of Shaker design at the fore. Explore the range and find light, airy spaces fitted with natural materials for a contemporary and stylish take on the country cottage look. Cream and white Shaker kitchens are always popular but they are available in an extensive range of colours and finishes.
The contemporary simplicity of the Shaker kitchen gives it timeless appeal. Changes in finishes and simple details give the Shaker kitchen a broad range of different looks, making it a very versatile kitchen style that is as much at home in a country house as it is in a city apartment.
Speak to us about your Shaker kitchen ideas, alongside the latest appliances and accessories allow your imagination to wander, then book your free consultation with Matt and Stephen.