66 Magazine Issue 4 Summer 2018 - Page 76

Above Designer Leonie Metge looked to Milan for inspiration, drawing upon organic, textured materials. Below The kitchen is situated within an elongated room that opens up to an extensive deck with an outward view to the nearby lake. Expansive views outward from the kitchen are augmented by a unified view back into the home from outside, with the symmetrically- battened ceiling above the kitchen mirrored in the ceiling of the bedroom directly above on the first floor, and which is also visible from the deck.  In addition to the top prize, the outstanding workmanship demonstrated in the Karaka Lakes project also earned Cube Dentro the Supreme Kitchen Manufacturer 2018 Award, with the judges describing the work as "well-executed behind the scenes". The NKBA is the only specialist organisation in New Zealand dedicated to connecting homeowners with passionate and experienced kitchen and bathroom design professionals. The NKBA provides leadership, direction and education for the kitchen and bathroom industry and hosts the preeminent national Excellence in Design Awards. The judging panel for the 2018 awards included notable designers Glen Johns, Davinia Sutton and Mark Bruce, along with field experts Angela Fell from Resene, interior design consultant Toni Brandso and homestyle Magazine editor Alice Lines. 74 66 MagAzine SUMMER 2018 “THE CENTREPIECE OF THE KITCHEN IS A CANTILEVERED LIMESTONE BENCHTOP THAT TEAMS HANDCRAFTED VERTICAL TIMBER CABINETRY WITH FLAT-PLATE STAINLESS STEEL.”