A manor house is typically built using durable materials such as solid wood and stone. This includes recycled materials, which are given a second life, or new building materials, that are artificially aged. Features include simple shapes and symmetry, muted colours and classic elements, eye-catching details and cast iron.
Eiken project has unrivalled experience in the design and production of custom-built solid oak kitchens. Frederik and his wife were immediately enamoured with the work of this company, which they discovered after reading an article in this magazine. They are extremely enthusiastic about the kitchen Rita Ràcz built for them and how she took their wishes on board.
A solid oak heart
Eiken Project’s kitchen is the real showpiece in this house. Everything is made from solid oak, including the fronts, drawers, side panels and shelves. The kitchen is the real heart of this home. A place for the family to gather, which looks nostalgic even though it has all mod cons.
The rustic fittings by Dauby, the elegant taps, the sturdy sink… Eiken Project has succeeded in seamlessly incorporating everything into the greater whole. And by doing this, they further emphasise the attention to detail which is so typical of any Eiken Project realisation: subtle accents that make a world of difference.
Eiken Project excels at reconciling functionality with beauty. A good example is the cabinet near the back door. The design is simple and refined, the cabinet has a lot of storage space, which is always handy, and it is also quite versatile. And because it’s such a sturdy design, it is also the perfect bench to sit on for the family’s three children. The kind of furniture that will last for generations. A principle that applies to all the Eiken Project designs: these are timeless creations, which effortlessly stand the test of time.
In collaboration with Eiken Project
Photography: Claude Smekens