Designer: Shane George, Kitchens by Design The brief: The owners of this architecturally designed house wanted a contemporary kitchen in keeping with the style of their expansive new coastal home. It also had to adhere to the footprint marked on the architectural plans, including the location of the island, and sit comfortably within an expansive living space that contained the dining and lounge areas.
Seating at the island, a foldaway bar, wine cabinet, large fridge and double ovens were also requested, as well as a work centre to match the kitchen cabinetry, in an adjacent room.
From the outset, I was respectful of the architecture, particularly the form of the vaulted, open-plan living space. Attention was given to a measure of symmetry regarding the rhythm of the cabinetry and even the placement of the sink and tap and the cooktop – all centred under the apex of the roofline.
Anchoring the central cooking bench are larger elements – the fridge on one side, the wall ovens on the other.
The cabinetry along the back wall was developed to meet various storage and functional requirements, including a working pantry, behind folding doors that contains open shelving, a sink, and boiling water tap.
In the same bank of cabinetry is the foldaway bar, with wine cabinet below and glass storage above.
The colour/material palette of taupe grey and bronzed metallic paint finishes coupled with leathered granite surfaces are in keeping with the overall look of the room. The addition of LED cabinet lights, including up-lighting, completes the scheme.
Resene Cougar polyurethane, with Metalier Canyon Raw features
Brick pattern White tiles
Aquis Cayman from Burns and Ferral
Dornbracht Elio, black finish
Fisher and Paykel – 46cm Combi Oven, 90cm Gas Hob, 90cm French Door Slide-In Fridge, 90cm Power Pac, Under Counter Wine Cabinet, 2 DishDrawers
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – Kitchens, Highly commended
29 Aug, 2018