First invented centuries ago by a religious group, Shaker style as we know it is a frequently used door style by kitchen designers across the globe.
The Shaker movement was originally based in the north of England, under the name of the United Society of Believers. In the 1770’s, some of this group decided to break away and move to New York, where they settled in self-sufficient communities, under the principals of simplicity, utility and honesty.
As well as growing their own food and constructing their own buildings, they made furniture to sell. Each piece was handcrafted with dedication, and was based on well-made furniture of minimalist design.
They believed that every object should have a purpose. Rather than using ornamentation, details were simplistic. Furniture was made from cherry, maple or pine, with turned knobs, and it’s these classic handles that continue to inspire many of today’s choices.
The modest Shaker doorstyle remains as popular as ever, largely due to its versatility of suiting both contemporary and traditional kitchens.
Today, a Shaker kitchen is available in a multitude of painted colours, including heritage shades of cream, sage green and pale grey-blue tones, along with more modern options including popular hague blue and dark grey.
The Shaker philosophy of exceptional quality is something that we hold close to our hearts, here at Ray Munn Kitchens.
Much like the original Shakers ethos, at Ray Munn Kitchens we take the time to understand the needs and requirements of both you and your family, to ultimately design your new kitchen layout with both functionality and beauty in mind.