Our clients are passionate art collectors and wanted their new kitchen to also be an ‘art’ piece. To achieve this, the design needed to achieve two primary objectives: have a striking focal point that is unique and very dramatic, and be minimal in all other aspects to not detract from the striking feature.
A stunning curved wall and eating bar became that feature. The shape was the most appropriate for the flow of the room and created a contrast for the ‘squared’ shapes of the rest of the room. The curved wall is made from horizontal grain Wenge, the bar top matches and this Wenge was used for accent cabinets around the fridge and again for the curved front dish pantry.
The horizontal grain was repeated for the lighter cabinets in the kitchen, and the grain matched across the entire room. Minimalist attention to detail did not interfere with the primary concerns for functionality. A truly unique cabinet was created for the island that has drawers pulling out in 2 directions. The quartz backsplash is uninterrupted by the usual outlets which were located on the underside of the uppers.
The minimalist aesthetic was enhanced by using a large scale, almost white porcelain tile for the floor.