Eclectic kitchen style backed by quality manufacturing

Award-winning designer Annika Rowson takes an individual approach to kitchens, using timber and natural products to create timeless designs
In this kitchen, by owner and designer Annika chair, countertop, floor, flooring, furniture, interior design, kitchen, product design, table, gray, white
In this kitchen, by owner and designer Annika Rowson, the suspended brass hood offers a bold contrast to the matt black wall cabinetry and picks up the subtle tones in the white Corian benchtop.

With kitchens today almost invariably being open plan, their design is about much more than functionality the ideal kitchen also needs to fit aesthetically and seamlessly into the adjacent living spaces.

Designer Annika Rowson says her approach to this is to make the kitchen look more like furniture than a kitchen.

"I tend to look at space differently and have an individual take on the design,"she says. "There's a lot of timber and natural products in my kitchens, creating a style that's eclectic, yet still timeless."


This kitchen achieves an abstract quality with all cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, furniture, interior design, kitchen, gray
This kitchen achieves an abstract quality with all functionality, apart from the ovens and tap, screened from sight.

That approach has not gone unnoticed. Not only are her design skills in high demand in New Plymouth and the surrounding areas, but her kitchens have picked up awards in the Trends International Design Awards and from the NKBA.

But there's more to a well-designed kitchen than just good looks. It needs to be backed by top quality manufacture to ensure it works well and lasts the distance.

"Working with my husband Brad, we manage each job right the way through from the initial design, to manufacture in our own factory and installation. Our focus is on producing quality not quantity."

A South-east Asian hardwood adds a warm, natural chest of drawers, countertop, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, laminate flooring, plywood, product design, table, wood, wood flooring, gray, orange
A South-east Asian hardwood adds a warm, natural touch to this kitchen.

Now in her tenth year as a designer, Rowson says most of her work tends to be in the middle to upper end of the market.

Find out more at Rowson Kitchen & Joinery, 10 Smart Road, Waiwakaiho, New Plymouth, phone 06 769 6886, visit the website at www.rowsonkitchens.co.nz or email showroom@rowson kitchens.co.nz

Dec 22, 2016
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