The Kitchen Dresser

In Praise of a Furniture Icon


The humble kitchen dresser is the heart of every home.


ISBN: 9781760761035 Category:

Simon Griffiths


Brown furniture is back. People want warmth and individuality back in their houses. As such, the kitchen dresser is having a renaissance. These beautiful pieces are overtaking clean-lined kitchens to create more original spaces, alive with personality and rich in history.

Made from Welsh oak or elm, Tasmanian Huon pine or reclaimed timber, the humble dresser – originally built for food preparation and storage – has become the treasured centrepiece of many a home. The art of the dresser is often in the collection it holds: vintage china, Staffordshire figures, majolica, pewter, blue-and-white transfer ware, breadboards, family treasures, the old and the everyday.

In The Kitchen Dresser, photographer Simon Griffiths captures the beauty and the charm of this iconic piece of furniture that is at once functional, ornamental and deeply heartwarming.

Additional information

Weight 1033 g
Dimensions 18.9 x 24.7 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 29 March 2022
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.9 x 24.7 cm
Weight 1033 g


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Simon Griffiths is a lifestyle photographer who has provided photography for more than 70 illustrated books, including Australian Designers at Home (2019) and British Designers at Home (2020). He has travelled around the world shooting content for Stephanie Alexander and Paul Bangay. Simon is the author of Shack: In Praise of an Australian Icon, Shed and Boat. His book Garden Love was published by Thames & Hudson in 2018.