Stand-alone Poggenpohl kitchen designed for entertaining with long island with high-pressure laminate worktop

New apartment kitchen by Poggenpohl teams grey and white lacquer with timber elements on long island with a cantilevered end

Story by: Colleen Hawkes
Sunlight pours into this new kitchen, which is architecture, countertop, interior design, kitchen, white
Sunlight pours into this new kitchen, which is the social heart of a Melbourne apartment. Designed by David Kane of Pepper Design, the kitchen features Poggenpohl cabinetry in two styles +Modo island cabinetry and +Integration perimeter cabinets.

There was no disguising the kitchen in this apartment in fact the owners requested the exact opposite.

Designer David Kane of Pepper Design in Melbourne says the couple had clear priorities and tastes, and wanted a kitchen that would dominate the designated space.

"The owners both love to cook and entertain, so they wanted their kitchen to be an efficient working space, but it also had to be a design showcase a strong focal point for the entire apartment," says Kane.


This new kitchen is the social heart of countertop, interior design, kitchen, white
This new kitchen is the social heart of a Melbourne apartment. Designed by David Kane of Pepper Design, the kitchen features Poggenpohl cabinetry in two styles +Modo island cabinetry and +Integration perimeter cabinets.

With this in mind, the designer's solution was a bespoke fusion of two Poggenpohl styles. The +Modo design, which provides a floating work top and open sliding storage, was selected for the island, while +Integration was specified for the perimeter cabinetry to complement the rest of the apartment.

"The clients didn't want glossy finishes or luxurious marble surfaces. So we have a subtle combination of finely textured grey and white lacquers with light timber elements."

The deep worktop on the island measures 1.2m x 4.6m, and is one continuous surface, which adds to the visual drama of the kitchen.

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A cantilevered end to this 4.6m-long island forms a place for guests to perch while meals are prepared. The kitchen incorporates a coffee-making workstation on the perimeter, with a Miele coffee machine and instant hot water on tap. The kitchen was designed by David Kane of Pepper Design.

Both the cooktop and main sink are on the island. Because the owners are devotees of Asian and fusion cooking, the cooktop incorporates a powerful wok burner and an induction hob. A separate coffee-making area on the perimeter features a Miele coffee machine and a sink with a Zip tap that provides instant hot water.

Other key features of the kitchen include a bank of refrigeration and a pantry on the rear wall, with two Siemens wine coolers in the centre. The position of the wall ovens, at the opposite end of the kitchen, makes it easy for more than one person to work at the same time.

Feb 10, 2015

Credit list

Kitchen designer
David Kane, Pepper Design
Cabinetry
poggenpohl textured lacquer
Splashback
Glass
Taps
Abey from Pepper Design
Cooktop and refrigeration
Siemens
Water dispensers
Zip tap
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Kitchen manufacturer
poggenpohl by Pepper Design
Benchtops
poggenpohl high-pressure laminate
Kitchen sink
Blanco Caron from Pepper Design
Ovens and ventilation
Miele
Dishwasher
Fisher & Paykel
Appliance supplier
Pepper Design
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