Suffolk-based cabinetmaker Plain English has spent 25 years perfecting the art of creating stylish wooden cupboards and shelves, building covetable kitchens, pantries and larders. For the self-proclaimed traditionalists, the recent decision to add metal to the mix, producing door fronts and handles in raw rolled steel, is a carefully considered one. And a triumph. The hints of metal add industrial toughness to the brand’s pared-back creations. From £1,150 for a single metal cupboard (plainenglishdesign.com).