When you invest in a Habersham kitchen – you’re investing in a custom creation designed around your tastes, styles and lifestyle needs – right down to the corbels. Our design team pays meticulous attention to detail, to make sure that every inch of your new kitchen meets your expectations.
Corbels, in particular, help provide the perfect finishing touch. As fabulous as they are functional, the corbel has a rich history. A quick visit to Wikipedia and we learn that , “the word “corbel” comes from Old French and derives from the Latin corbellus, a diminutive of corvus (a raven), which refers to the beak-like appearance. Similarly, the French refer to a bracket-corbel, usually a load-bearing internal feature, as corbeau (a crow).
In architecture, a corbel is a piece of stone jutting out of a wall to carry any overhanging weight. A piece of timber projecting in the same way was called a “tassel” or a “bragger.’ The corbels carrying balconies in Italy and France were sometimes of great size and richly carved, and some of the finest examples of the Italian “Cinquecento” (16th century) style are found in them. Taking a cue from 16th-century practice, the Paris-trained designers of 19th-century Beaux-Arts architecture were encouraged to show imagination in varying corbels.”
We’ve looked to a number of these stunning architectural styles to find the inspiration for the wide variety of corbel designs we offer. Contact us today to find out how we can help bring a touch of simple elegance to your kitchen environment.