Everyone should be able to use and enjoy their kitchen. This is why we’ve teamed up with the UK’s leading accessible kitchen designer Adam Thomas, to create an innovative collection of stylish kitchens designed to support independent living for family members with disability needs.  Our kitchens combine functionality and style, providing the freedom you need, so you can enjoy cooking and socialising in your kitchen space.  Freedom is ideal for multi-generational households where different generations share the same living space.

Freedom is available through retail partners around the UK and direct from Symphony to new build developers and social housing providers.

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SAFETY

A fundamental principle of inclusive design is ensuring safety throughout so we can create a space that reduces the risk of injuries and falls. This needs to be considered at every stage of planning and includes the layout of kitchen cabinets to the height of ovens and work surfaces. Features such as waterfall edge worktops to limit spillages and heatproof reduced depth sink basins are highly recommended whilst additional features such as Induction hobs, ovens with slide and hide doors and pull-out tables help to create a safe environment.

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SMART FLEXIBILITY

With a Freedom design you can benefit from features such as electric rise and fall worktops and wall cabinets that can be adjusted by the user at the push of a button. Innovative oven housings, extendable pull-out tables and easy reach wall cabinet pull-down baskets all offer convenient access to kitchen essentials to create a space for independence.

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STYLE

Style should never be compromised in a Freedom design. Using a combination of finishes on tall and base cabinets and effective contrasts in colour between frontals, worktops, floors and walls ensure a modern style and can make it easier and safer for anyone with visual impairment to move around.  Finishing touches such as lighting can also offer better visibility as well as boost mood and wellbeing.  Statement pieces such as larders for the ultimate compact storage to adjustable height work surface space can make the kitchen ideal for all the family to enjoy.

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STORAGE

Storage made easy, designed for both accessibility and generational needs.  With a freedom design customers can benefit from easy reach wall cabinet pull down baskets,  quick access to crockery and utensils in pull out pan drawers, along with clever storage such as 90° rotating larders and pull out corner cupboard storage for those awkward to reach spaces.

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Freedom features

Rise and Fall Electric Workop

Electronic Rise and Fall Worktop available in various lengths, complete with safety stop mechanism and waterfall edge worktops.

Pull Down Baskets

These baskets are suitable for tall units such as oven housings as well as wall units, ensuring all users can gain access to the cabinet contents.

Pull Out Base Wirework

Perfect for cleaning products, this cabinet is recommended directly next to leg space near the sink to store your essentials.

Pull Out Table with Drawer Storage

This worktop is great for creating extra preparation space at an accessible height, and can also be used as a dining area to reduce manoeuvring with hot plates and food for sole dining.

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FREEDOM COLLABORATOR - ADAM THOMAS

Working in partnership with Adam Thomas Consultancy, Symphony has incorporated Adam’s design principles into Freedom to develop a collection of kitchens that are both attractive, accessible and empowering. Adam Thomas is the UK’s leading designer of accessible kitchens, with an unrivaled reputation for his innovative designs; Adam set the standards for the industry.

With almost 40 years of personal experience alongside years of research, Adam has developed a set of design principles that can be applied to suit each individual’s requirements. Adam’s work has helped transform lives by empowering his clients with a sense of independence. He has raised the bar for accessible kitchens to demand that they are both practical and stylish.

CREDENTIALS

  • Selected as one of Britain’s most influential people in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list again in 2023
  • KBB 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Co-author, Wheelchair Housing Design Guide 2018
  • Winner, KBSA Accessible/Inclusive Designer of the Year Award, 2015
  • Named as one of the top ten influencers for ‘access and equality’ in the 2014 Disability Influence list
  • Head consultant for accessible kitchens at the Olympic Village 2012
  • Winner of the inaugural ‘Designer Award for Accessible Kitchens 2006’, KBB Review Industry Awards
  • Co-author of NHF ‘Standards and Quality in Development: ‘A Good Practice Guide’ & LDA’s ‘Private Sector Wheelchair Housing Design Guide’ for the Mayor of London’s Housing Strategy

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