Award-winning Kitchen by designer Robin Caudwell

Robin Caudwell CKDNZ from Designer Cabinets has designed this modern kitchen

Story by: Keelan McCafferty
The clients wanted strong design that wouldn't detract architecture, countertop, floor, interior design, kitchen, table, gray, black
The clients wanted strong design that wouldn't detract from the strong lines of the architecture.

Designer statement: 

The clients’ brief for this project was very clear – they wanted simplicity and texture, but the design could not detract from the strong lines of the architecture.It was imperative that the interior become a magnificent canvas to showcase their beautiful artwork, hence the black-and-white theme throughout the home.

The kitchen is positioned between the family and formal living areas. The space incorporates a void with a second-floor bridge that leads to the master bedroom. Inspiration was taken from the staircase and the L-shaped bridge.This form was brought into the kitchen by creating an L-shape around the refrigerator area, and against the brick wall at the rear of the kitchen.

The hallway is all-white brick with an alcove in black. This inspired the decision to introduce pops of black within the kitchen – here it is the ovens that are black. The theme was carried through to the bookcase that features pops of white Plexiglass with lighting behind, adding drama and a sense of warmth in the evening. 

These elements also conceal the large pantry and laundry behind.As the clients love to entertain, it was important to have a large island where people can mill around and chat while enjoying a glass of wine from the wine cellar. This is located to the left of the kitchen.

Continuing a tradition, there is a porthole in the cellar door, which has been a feature in all the clients’ homes. The cellar is designed around the cross-bracing of the home, which was wrapped with cabinetry.

Awards:   Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – International Kitchen of the Year – Winner


Mar 10, 2016

Credit list

Designer
Robin Caudwell
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – International Kitchen of the Year – Winner
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