As this was a new build, the owner wanted a kitchen that was not only striking but also used the space effectively. The client was also interested in lighting and wanted to integrate some unique lighting options into the design. The resulting kitchen mixes textures and materials in such a way that it creates interesting contrasts and angles. An impressive cantilevered island of 100mm-thick New York marble with LED strip lighting stands out brilliantly against the contrasting Polytec and Laminex cabinetry, working well together to create a striking visual feature. The design also needed to accommodate all of the owner’s state-of-the-art appliances. In particular, the coffee machine needed to be placed in an unrestricted location. Both the coffee machine and oven are in a mid-height unit framed in contrasting veneer, offering an interesting balance of heights in the space. Blum SERVO-DRIVE operation of the wall cabinets enables a clean handle- and groove-free design, creating an almost ultra-modern aesthetic softened by the timber-look finishes and luxurious marble. Finally, the smoky mirror splashback provides depth while complementing the colour tones throughout this stunning kitchen.
Impala Designer: Paul Johns
SHOP THE LOOK
~ Cabinet doors, panels and kickboards Polytec Char Oak Ravine finish, Laminex Impressions Bleached Wenge Riven finish
~ Internal hardware Blum soft-close doors, Blum ORGA-LINE drawers, Blum SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS HF lift systems
~ Handles Finger-pull with Laminex Char Oak strip
~ Benchtop New York marble with 40mm pencil edge, New York marble with 100mm pencil edge to island