18 February 2010

Johnny Grey speaks



On the heels of my post about Johnny Grey yesterday, Johnny sent me the following:

An invitation to review the Post Culinary Kitchen

When you have designed approximately five hundred kitchens or something like that, and I have been designing kitchens for too long to mention, then what keeps you going? I can answer in one word. Curiosity.  Never being quite content with what you do and always feeling you need to know more is not an anxiety condition but a necessity for mental health and belief in the future. It is also a truth to say that there is always more to find out.

Now that the kitchen has become a multi-purpose, de-constructed space, does anybody know what it really is anymore? Are there any rules and where is it going? These questions pre-occupy me. I have coined the phrase the Post-Culinary kitchen to explore the kitchen current state and start a dialogue with colleagues, householders, anyone who lives in their kitchen and yes, bloggers too.

Wikipedia defines ‘Post-modern’ as an aesthetic, literary, political or social philosophy, an attempt to describe a condition, or a state of being, or something concerned with changes to institutions and conditions. It describes it as a "cultural and intellectual phenomenon", especially since the 1920s' new movements in the arts. It is a good a place to start as any for discussions on the future of the kitchen.

If anyone interested in coming to hear me talk over the next month or so I am hosting an event just outside San Francisco, in Morago. That event takes place on Saturday, February 20th. There's a second event in Birmingham, UK on March 23rd at the KBB show. Please come and join me – both events are free.

For the San Francisco event please contact Jessica Weighley – see below. For KBB Birmingham, buy a ticket to attend the show.

Two Exclusive Johnny Grey Events Please join Johnny for one or both events!

February 20th, 2010
11am to 1:30pm

If anyone interested in coming to hear me talk about over the next month or so I am hosting an event just outside San Francisco, in Morago on Saturday 13t  and in Birmingham UK on March 23rd at the KBB show. Please come and join me – both events are free.

For the San Francisco event please contact Jessica Weighley – see below. For KBB Birmingham buy a ticket to attend the show.

Two Exclusive Johnny Grey Events Please join Johnny for one or both events!

February 20th, 2010: 11am to 1:30pm
Workshop and talk:
The Moraga Barn
925 Country Club Drive, Moraga California

Kitchen Design Workshop: Your opportunity to review an existing or proposed kitchen design with the "world's best kitchen designer," Johnny Grey. Grey and his West Coast design team will be on hand to answer your design questions; bring your plans and ideas and make the most of this exclusive event.
Please RSVP to confirm a specific time; walk-ins will be accommodated as possible.
Lecture: Johnny will be discussing his most recent thoughts on the "post-culinary kitchen". The current generation allies itself with a new way of looking at the sociology of the kitchen. It is transforming itself into a new room; the demise of the living room into a media oriented space means that for many households the kitchen is a defacto family room. When families get together through food and conversation many other benefits ensue!
Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating available;
Please RSVP to: jessica@johnnygrey.com
Johnny Grey Studios
2311 Filmore Street
San Francisco, CA USA 94115
JohnnyGrey.com

The light fixture at the top of the page is by Ingo Maurer, another one of my design heroes. According to Johnny, Maurer's Shattered China light fixtures sum up the idea of a deconstructed kitchen perfectly. Here here! says Paul

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