Cool as ice

With its crisp white decor and space-saving design, this new apartment highlights the varied uses of products from The Laminex Group
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A photograph of a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has white cabinets and benchtops. The kitchen also includes an oven and a stainless steel refrigerator. The dining area has white chairs and a dining table with wheels, The area has polished wooden floors. The area also features a sliding door which seperates the bedroom from the dining area.

By its very nature, apartment living can be a compromise when it comes to space. But, with good design and the right products, it's easy to create a cool, contemporary look that maximises all available areas.

Designer Shelley Brockliss of Scott Design created the apartment interior featured on these pages to meet such a brief. McLeod Group, the developer of the central city Luna apartment complex in Auckland, commissioned Scott Design to come up with a concept that would appeal to a design-conscious market.

To create a crisp, streamlined look, products from The Laminex Group were specified throughout the interior. The large sliding doors that hide the bedroom feature aluminium-framed Seratone Silverseal panels in Polar Satin and Ice.


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A pull-out mobile table features in the kitchen. The kitchen includes white cabinets, an oven, a sink and polished wooden floors.

The kitchen, designed by Andrea White of Scott Design, is built along one wall. This area also features Seratone Silverseal in Ice on the splashback. A CaesarStone benchtop in Snow continues the streamlined look.

The cabinetry incorporates Melteca in Classic White with accents of Steel Grey on side panels. Scilm kick boards, Columbus door handles and Grass hardware from Scott Panel & Hardware are other products from The Laminex Group.

In keeping with the need to maximise space, the design incorporates a pull-out, mobile table. This is topped with Formica laminate in Polar White.

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A pull-out mobile table features in the kitchen. The kitchen includes white cabinets, an oven, a sink and polished wooden floors.

"The table has a three-fold use," say the designers. "As well as providing an extra counter for food preparation, it can also serve as an extension to the dining table or a drinks trolley, which can be wheeled out to the patio."

The wall of cabinetry in the kitchen extends into the living area, where it forms an entertainment unit. Using the same materials helps to unify the space and makes it appear larger.

For further information about these products, contact The Laminex Group, Private Bag 3, Papakura, Auckland, phone 0508 The Laminex Group (843 526). Website: www.Trendsideas.com.

May 14, 2004
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