Johnny was interviewed by Jessie Hewitson for an article in the Daily Mail on the redundant dining room, “So is the dining room REALLY dead? As fewer families eat together, has the room been made redundant?”. Here’s an excerpt from the article about Johnny’s views on open-plan living:
‘In London, where there is a shortage of space and where the homes are more intensively used, most of our clients have abandoned dining rooms in favour of open-plan living,’ says the celebrated kitchen and dining-room designer Johnny Grey, author of Kitchen Culture.
‘But our clients with country properties tend to persevere with a dining room, even if they only use it on special occasions.’
For many, the kitchen has become a living room where you can cook.
‘The requirement is for a big, social area where there is a culinary space. People in cities generally lead hectic lives, and there’s less chance for families to spend time together. So in this context it’s crucial to have open-plan living, where everyone is in the same space,’ says Grey.
Read the whole article here.