About Peter Humphrey
Humphrey Munson designs and makes beautiful handmade kitchens. Each and every bespoke kitchen is handcrafted in their Felsted workshop in England by a team of the finest cabinetmakers who combine a passion for their craft with expert technical knowledge.
Regional Award Winner
Q&A with Peter Humphrey
I’ve always been inspired by the symmetry and simplicity of Georgian design but I also love to incorporate aspects of innovative and modern design into our kitchens.
How does your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers/architects?
Restraint and simplicity are key considerations for our projects but my guiding principle is symmetry. Achieving a mix of those three aspects – simplicity, symmetry and restraint - gives my designs their unique look and feel.
What is the greatest value you provide your client?
Our customer service is exemplary - we offer a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship so our clients have the ultimate peace of mind in our kitchens.
What does the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design contest mean to you?
It means a great deal to me, and to every member of the Humphrey Munson team – we are thrilled to participate in such a prestigious contest.
What are some of the current design trends?
This year in the United Kingdom we are seeing a lot of metallic, marble and mirror – the 3 Ms! With most people cautious of marble in kitchens for obvious reasons, we are seeing a huge surge in popularity of quartz Carrera, for example – a similar look but much more durable and family friendly. The demand for mirrored splashbacks with a distressed antique effect shows no sign of waning as clients recognize the aesthetic and functional qualities. Accessories in the kitchen such as pendant lights above an island have been very popular in metallic finishes such as hammered nickel - a touch of understated luxury.
Where do you see kitchen design going in the next 5 years?
The popularity of open plan living, particularly in the kitchen/dining areas of the home, means that people are spending a huge amount of their time at home in just those spaces. As the kitchen/dining space now has those multi-purpose needs, particularly for a family, customers are moving away from the utilitarian look which can feel quite basic, to a more welcoming, family-oriented and luxurious space.