This kitchen is a make-up of individual pieces made from different materials, finishes, textures, different heights and depths reflecting a furniture style approach to design. From natural timber veneers, cathedral and linen infused glass, natural leather doors, linished metal trims and fingerprint proof matt internals, natural granite in flamed and polished version for different areas, sensor lighting, electrified anthracite hardware with walnut inserts and specialty fittings.
All appliances are hidden to allude that the joinery pieces are a part of the home furniture and living space and not a conventional kitchen space. No handles are visible and there are curved linished metal legs under freestanding units to create this. All appliances are integrated and blend in with the surrounding finishes, focusing on functionality of the workspace. Having glass on surround doors and drawers to match to appliances face colour show this integration.
Doors to the island pass the surface for the island top to hide the stone edge. The seamless up lighting above the kitchen is motorized and concealed into the wall to reflect on the same seamless vision of the joinery. The integration of sandstone blade wall and in-situ honed marble floors compliment the elegance of the space.
The challenges faced when manufacturing this kitchen were the curving of aluminium doors to suit the shape of the island as well as the on-site laminating of the timber veneer. Other challenges included concealing services without compromising the design including hiding all home electrical and motorised services.
Unique aspects of this kitchen are the colour and texture of the glass overheads above the cooking area as well as the curved leather joinery to the island feature and the specially made pot-filler sink along the cooktop run with removable perforated lid made of stone. An added feature in the design of the kitchen was a doorway straight into the herd garden area for close proximity whilst cooking.