Bert and May’s Founder explains the importance of appliance choice in the design process

by Francesca

Bert and May founder Lee Thornley creates a stunning Scandi-inspired haven complete with Fisher & Paykel appliances

Lee Thornley selected a full suite of intuitive and ergonomic Fisher & Paykel appliances to integrate seamlessly into his Scandi-inspired kitchen where earthy, neutral colours create a backdrop for pops of colour and texture.

Photo credit Beth Davis F&P X B&M-THORNLEY-HOUSE-

Lee comments, “It was absolutely crucial to us that we included products that weren’t just able to deliver on performance but would also add to the overall aesthetic of the space. With a stellar reputation for creating stunning yet sustainable appliances that combine both form and function, Fisher & Paykel was an obvious go-to. Graphic shapes, smooth wood finishes and bold paint colour choices gives the kitchen personality and character, and these are perfectly complemented by the minimal palette of black glass and brushed stainless steel of the Fisher & Paykel appliances.

Our kitchen is a social kitchen and the easy-to-use appliances with their beautiful and intuitive control panels takeaway any stress from cooking or entertaining. The thoughtful double Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer fits seamlessly into the kitchen, making loading and unloading the dishes so much easier, while offering the practicality of storage for dirty dishes while the other drawer is on.”

Lee is known for his creative eye, having renovated a boutique hotel in southern Spain, Casa La Siesta, which was built using salvaged materials and rare antique fittings sustainability was a top design priority.

“We also love the fact our new appliances are energy efficient and built to last, so we can be sure we’re running our kitchen with sustainability in mind”, says Lee. “We chose a complete suite of Fisher & Paykel appliances, the combination steam oven, self-cleaning oven, warming drawer, induction hob, integrated double DishDrawer dishwasher and a freestanding fridge freezer and could not be happier. As well as delivering exceptional results, each item is a joy to use thanks to state-of-the-art technology and innovative design details, while looks-wise, they’re all super sleek and work coherently together within the space.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fisher & Paykel to anyone else seeking design-forward appliances that really deliver on performance too.”

Photo credit Beth Davis F&P X B&M-THORNLEY-HOUSE-

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