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kitchens for living in

‘I really want only two things…I want a real kitchen, and I want to die under the stars’

- James Salter

the johnny grey difference

Many kitchens look a little generic. Even when bespoke they are mostly pre-made units.


Ours aren't. We make furniture, one-off and by hand, for functionality, longevity, individuality, colour, variety and charm. 

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latest from johnny grey




On her retirement after three decades, Jill Norman has appointed me to take over as literary executor and trustee of the Elizabeth David estate. This coincides with the seventh anniversary this week of the unveiling of the blue plaque on my aunt’s Chelsea house...

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A dinner party kitchen reborn

When I first saw the pictures I had a doubletake. This was a kitchen I designed 18 years ago that had morphed into something new...

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latest project: highgate

The core of this family kitchen is an ultimate central island. Built for pleasurable cooking, it flexibly accommodates a wide range of other activities. Inspired by a...


multigenerational kitchens: bringing life into the hearth of our homes

A trip to Milan in the 80s and the design collective Memphis served as inspiration for my design philosophy…


cosmic circles

Maggie and Charles Jenck’s circular kitchen in their Cosmic House in Holland Park was a project I worked on in around 1980...

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what will the kitchen of the future look like?

Lulu Grimes, managing editor of BBC Good Food has written a guest blog based on her interview with Johnny. 

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