Last seen on tongue-and-groove panelling in country-style kitchens, deep grooves are cropping up in urban settings and the results are just as compelling. referencing the crisp structural lines of contemporary crittall, the move towards grooves works equally well in a vertical or horizontal direction. Don’t be afraid to follow the grooved detail across open shelving, lighting and room dividers. there’s just one rule: the alignment between each door, appliance, plinth and cornice must be precisely measured and perfectly symmetrical. A kitchen designer with ocd and a laser ruler is your best friend. oh, and choose discreet handles that won’t interrupt your painstakingly accurate line-up – smallscale is just the ticket for retaining the simplicity of those beautiful grooves.