Cube shaped kitchen combines two-tone Poggenpohl cabinetry with stainless steel benchtops

Contemporary kitchen insert includes wine fridges and concealed butler's pantry TIDA Australian Imported Kitchen winner

Clean surfaces and understated handles in this butlers cabinetry, countertop, furniture, interior design, kitchen, black
Clean surfaces and understated handles in this butlers pantry create a contemporary feel.

Not every kitchen needs to disappear quietly into the open-plan vacuum some designs have a stand-out presence that's decidedly their own.

When Pepper Design was commissioned to build this kitchen for a spacious, modern house, designer David Kane knew it had to be special.

"The architect presented us with a stunning curved ceiling and three walls of glass so all notions of a typical kitchen design went out the window and the cube' concept was born."

On this kitchen, the cabinetrys combination of warm black, gray
On this kitchen, the cabinetrys combination of warm grey Poggenpohl Terra finish and Pine Terra laminate connect with the dark wood floors.

Kane's idea centred around a freestanding 3m x 3m x 2.5m cube design. This sculptural element is supplemented by a bank of tall cabinetry set to one side, home to two Gaggenau ovens and a Variocool fridge and freezer.

The main cooktop bench and separate island are naturally at the front of the cube, while the butler's pantry is inside, with sliding glass doors on each side to it can be hidden away. The rear of the cube conceals five integrated glass wine fridges.

"In terms of surfaces, we used a rather subtle combination of Poggenpohl lacquer on Terra, a brown-meets earthy grey, and Pine Terra, a wood veneer laminate. Sleek 12mm stainless steel has been used on all benchtops, integrated sinks and as a finish to the sides of the island," says Kane. "This durable, low-upkeep surface also adds to the reflective quality of the kitchen within the light-filled space."

Not one, not two, but rather five high-tech architecture, glass, house, real estate, window, gray
Not one, not two, but rather five high-tech wine cabinets all in a row grace the back of the cube inserted into this kitchen. The butlers pantry that stands between the wine fridges and the kitchens main countertop has glass sliding doors for ease of use and also to conceal it from the main living spaces.

While visually self-contained, the kitchen also had to be considered in terms of cooking odours and extraction noise in the wider living space.

"To address these issues, we opted for a Sirius rangehood with external extraction for silent extraction of food vapours," he says. "An exposed metal spiral duct connects the rangehood to the outside world and adds a hint of industrial influence to the contemporary home."

Credit list

David Kane, Pepper Design
Stainless steel
Barazza from Pepper Design
Oven, cooktop, refrigeration
Gaggenau from Pepper Design
Wine fridge
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Winner
Poggenpohl lacquer on the grey-brown colour Terra; Poggenpohl Pine Terra veneer; stainless steel
The Splashback Company
Dornbracht from Pepper Design
Sirius from Pepper Design

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Johnny Angel

23 Jun, 2016

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