Glossy and impressive

L-shape kitchen design creates a multi-use, multifunctional space

Photography by: Amanda Aiken
The owners wanted an entertainer’s dream kitchen and countertop, interior design, kitchen, black
The owners wanted an entertainer’s dream kitchen and requested something glossy and impressive

Designer: Tracy Murphy, Vekart

From the designer:

The owners – a professional couple – wanted an entertainer’s dream kitchen and requested something glossy and impressive including a wine cellar, with freedom to move walls to suit the design.

The original floor plan had the proposed kitchen layout along the back wall, a small in-built pantry and an external door out to the deck, with the island going the opposite way.


Copacabana granite was chosen for the island, which countertop, interior design, kitchen, table, orange
Copacabana granite was chosen for the island, which included a substantial concealed internal metal frame to cantilever the top.

To create a multi-use, multi-functional space, I redesigned the kitchen into an L-shape, replaced the external door with a bi-fold window and created the seating area with wine/beverage fridges centrally located.

Copacabana granite was chosen for the island, which needed a substantia,l concealed internal metal frame to cantilever the top. All drawers and lift systems utilise Blum Servo Drive technology to create a streamlined effect.

To utilise the extended ceiling height, we suspended a bulkhead over the island. The bulkhead incorporated multi-coloured LED uplighting as well as downlights.

Fixings for the bulkhead were incorporated into the ceiling space during construction.

The wine cellar has a concealed glass sliding flooring, interior design, gray
The wine cellar has a concealed glass sliding door, custom made stainless dowels to support bottles of wine with floating shelves, and concealed LED lighting around the perimeter for a dramatic effect.

Stainless steel tops ran into the bi-fold window – the extra depth the new window created was utilised for a panama fitting to keep drinks cold while cooking outside on the barbeque.

Hafele Hawa fold-back pocket doors conceal the pantry area, with a push to open extendable benchtop.

The wine cellar has a concealed glass sliding door, custom made stainless dowels to support bottles of wine with floating shelves, and concealed LED lighting around perimeter for a dramatic effect when entering via the stairs.

Dec 11, 2018

Credit list

Designer
Tracy Murphy, Vekart
Cabinetry hardware
Blum LegraBox
Flooring
Timber
Splashback
GlassArt Digital Image
Oven and cooktop
Smeg
Refrigeration and dishwasher
Fisher & Paykel
Cabinetry:
UltraGlaze 'Onyx' High Gloss
Benchtops
Island – Copacabana Granite; Hob/Sink – Stainless steel, random orbital finish
Lighting
Stefano Orlarti
Kitchen sink
Ikon Sink Station; Burns & Ferrall Panama
Ventilation
Whispair
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
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