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Mark Wilkinson Furniture signalled a contemporary move for the brand, by augmenting its existing offer with the launch of Portobello, at its Holland Park showroom in London.
Sales and design director, Nick Bell described the range as "Classic Contemporary" and said it had been introduced into the 17-strong portfolio due to consumer demand. He added that all seven of its high street showrooms would be redesigned to reflect the broad offer from Mark Wilkinson.
The Portobello kitchen was inspired by the architecture of the three storey, town houses in Portobello Road, echoed by its triple panel cupboard doors. Nick Bell commented: "The design was inspired by the world famous Portobello Road area and market, where the collections of antique furniture, on sale, draw visitors from all over the world.
"The style enables our highly-skilled designers to create living spaces with a diversity that stretches from the family kitchen...open and unclutted, with space to live...to the most individual, simple and 'on-trend' designs that make so much more of the kitchen than just a room where cooking takes place."
At Holland Park, the display is painted in a contemporary pale grey, with a complementary computer station in Ash with a grey stained finish. However, the centrepiece of the collection is a circular chef's table, with grey stained ash frame and marble top, which features segment-shaped drawers and matching chopping board.