Vintage Frank Guille for Kandya ‘Trimma’ Wood and Formica Kitchen Unit.

Frank Guille was foremost a furniture designer and later teacher and Head of Furniture Design at the RCA London. Born in 1927, he was taught by Robin Day, John Cole, Gordon Russell, and Danish designer Kaare Klint, who are all considered to be amongst the most important modern furniture designers.

Guille’s furniture designs were led by his belief in functionality, utility and simplicity. His elegant furniture was visually simple and refined taking commissions from the likes of Heals and Kandya Ltd.

The Trimma range for Kandya was designed in the Mid 1950s as a modular storage system for domestic use. The range was focussed towards offering a flexible, modern solution for the changing contemporary kitchens. Floor standing and wall-mounting units could be selected in a range of combinations, with doors, drawers and glazed units.

With inspiration taken from the ‘Frankfurt Kitchen’ of 1927 by Grete Schutte-Lihotzky, the Guille design was space-efficient and expertly planned. The composition of drawers and doors and the use of coloured panels were carefully considered and introduced a new level of modernity to domestic interiors.

This absolutely beautiful unit is sure to be the focal point of any kitchen. With various cupboards and drawers in wood, it’s got ample storage space for a whole manner of items.

It came to us in a rather sorry state, with missing shelves and no top. We’ve had a new formica top installed in a gorgeous pale blue colour, in keeping with the colour pallet and materials originally used by Guille. The missing and bowed shelves have been replaced with a new coat of oil to the rest of the cabinet, cleaning and conditioning the wood making sure it looks its very best once more.

As to be expected there is some visible minor wear including scratching, scuffs and some marks, but nothing that detracts from the overall look of the piece.

Measures approximately 106cm wide, 53cm deep, and 89cm tall.

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