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The beginnings of Shaker kitchens

It is rare that kitchen styles have such a colourful past. Discover how Shaker kitchens have roots set deep in 18th century history.


Who are the Shakers?

The Shaker kitchen name was honed by the ‘Shaking Quakers’ – a religious denomination who earned their name due to their animated and ecstatic style of worship. Their homes were uncluttered and simple in design, making the most of natural materials.

Shaker kitchen design ideas

The Shakers held their guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty in high regard and this was reflected in every aspect of their lives, including their kitchens. Rooms were often multifunctional, so furniture had to be versatile.

What did Shaker kitchens look like?

With strong foundations in history, the Shaker kitchen is simplistic and striking. Furniture was made thoughtfully and was functional with little adornment.

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