Crittall has made a major comeback. Popular with interior designers and modern architects the Crittall steel screen takes open plan living to a new dimension.
First developed back in the mid-1800s, Crittall glass frames were closely associated with the Art-Deco and modernist architecture movements, but they also appear in more historic and significant buildings. You’ll find beautifully restored original examples in warehouse conversions, but they are no longer confined to an area or building with an industrial past.
They can create a seamless transition between inside and out, by opening up living space. Bright, beautiful walls of glazing will reflect the timeless style of a period house and define spaces in a townhouse, minimalist urban loft or warehouse apartment.
Innovative developers, architects and homeowners are increasingly installing steel-framed glass internal walls into both contemporary and period homes. They enable practical physical separations without making a space feel too small and enclosed.
Very much now on-trend with interior design screens, open plan living takes on a different dimension. A kitchen’s design, how it’s lit internally, and openings to natural outside light through windows and doors, impact.
The kitchen is the home’s focal point. So along with choosing the styling of cupboards, worktops and appliances and where you put the coffee station, getting the feeling of a room just right will make all the difference. If you have a very small kitchen, read our tips on making your kitchen feel larger.
The design trend is unlikely to fall out of favour anytime soon. Striking but minimalist, the look complements other trends, from mid-century modern to Scandi-style, both of which show no sign of abating. Glass Cryttall walls sit well with both our Period English and our simple Shaker Style units.
So, if you’re revamping your kitchen, for glamour and elegance, you can’t go wrong with ‘on-trend’ crittall style glass partitioning screens and doors.
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