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A strong, L-shaped design with black cabinetry and brass accents celebrates form and connects with the home's wider contemporary aesthetic

Designed by Davinia Sutton, Detail by Davinia Sutton

From the designer:

Our homeowners envisioned a kitchen space that respected their architecturally designed, modern family home. 

They desired a functional, uncluttered kitchen which stayed true to the boldness of the striking modern architecture and cityscape views beyond.

The kitchen is located to the side of an open-plan living and dining zone. Taking advantage of this spatial placement, the kitchen design is set out in an ‘L’ shape galley format.


A restricted palette of ¼ cut American white oak veneer with a matt blended finish and textured matt black lacquer joinery fronts provides a sense of boldness to the main kitchen design. This also draws the kitchen into its surroundings. 

Textured matt granite was selected to be a practical work-top surface as well as complement the joinery palette.

Attention to detail can be seen in the negative detail clad in aged living brass finish, along with the play on form with the custom-made pendant light designed in a tube format. A brass finish plays on the juxtaposition of lightness and strong structural form. 

Rebated strip lighting has been introduced to the open steel box display unit, to enhance the element of light and ‘pop’ the personal items on display and highlight their story.

The result is a design that incorporates the use of colour, light and texture to enhance the space and modern form – a kitchen that uses strong structural forms to complement the modern architectural context in this family home.

Credit list

Kitchen designer
Pantry cabinetry
doors and drawers – Prime Melamine; velvet finish; negative details – 30mm Plate Aged Brass; handles – 30mm negative
Kitchen benchtop and splashback
Granite in Absolute Black
Oven, combi oven, induction hub,
Miele
Refrigerator
French door Fisher & Paykel
Lighting
Hafele ‘Loox’ recess mounted LED light strip
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Runner Up
Kitchen cabinetry
Caracasses – White Gloss by Prime Panels; door and drawer style – lacquer, Mirotone Fine texture coat, in black and Prime ¼ cut American White Oak veneer; negative detail – 30mm Plate Aged Brass; handles – 30mm Negative with bevelled handle
Hardware
Blum
Pantry benchtop and splashback
Laminate ‘Prime White’
Rangehood
Schweigen
Accessor
Blum pull-out bin system; Hafele folding Bi-fold concept 25 pantry door system
Flooring
American White Oak

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Kitchens

Photography by: Anthony Turnham

08 Nov, 2020

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.


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