Key Trends for 2015 – Feature Dining Spaces

Kitchen Trend Advice From The Experts At Design Matters


One of the key trends seen at the major kitchen shows in Europe were feature dining spaces. The humble breakfast bar has been upscaled to create a dining space suitable for more than just a snack, creating a stunning focal point in the kitchen. Here, Rational has also incorporated contrasting textures which is another theme we have seen emerging in the last year.


The feature dining space is where specialist timber suppliers such as Spekva, Danish worktop specialists, come into their own. Passionate about wood since 1968, the company  is one of Europe’s leading worktop manufacturers, and their full product range is available from Design Matters.

Made to order, every piece of timber is selected for its outstanding colour, quality and strength. With a choice of over twenty varieties of wood, the timbers are jointed in innovative ways to increase the surface of the glued area, for stronger joints and improved kitchen hygiene. After manufacture, the finished worktops are treated with pure and natural oils of the highest quality, completely free of additives.

The quality and hues of Spekva timber must be seen to be appreciated, and the latest collection is not fully showcased on the Spekva web site. Some come in textured finishes and, to harmonise with contemporary kitchen colours there are some beautiful soft grey tones. See the latest range of colours and finishes on display now at Design Matters, and visit the Spekva web site for more on this innovative company.