Brown furniture is back. People want warmth and individuality back in their houses. As such, the kitchen dresser is having a renaissance. These beautiful pieces are overtaking clean-lined kitchens to create more original spaces, alive with personality and rich in history. Made from Welsh oak or elm, Tasmanian Huon pine or reclaimed timber, the humble dresser - originally built for food preparation and storage - has become the treasured centrepiece of many a home. The art of the dresser is often in the collection it holds: vintage china, Staffordshire figures, majolica, pewter, blue-and-white transfer ware, breadboards, family treasures, the old and the everyday. In The Kitchen Dresser, photographer Simon Griffiths captures the beauty and the charm of this iconic piece of furniture that is at once functional, ornamental and deeply heartwarming.


ISBN13: 9781760761035
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2022
Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication City, Country: Fisherman's Bend, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 18(L)1020
Weight (gm): 1020

Author Biography

Simon Griffiths is a lifestyle photographer who has provided photography for more than 70 illustrated books, including Australian Designers at Home (2019) and British Designers at Home (2020). He has travelled around the world shooting content for Stephanie Alexander and Paul Bangay. Simon is the author of Shack: In Praise of an Australian Icon, Shed and Boat. His book Garden Love was published by Thames & Hudson in 2018.


The Kitchen Dresser: In Praise of a Furniture Icon

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