Australia Kitchen and Bathroom Trends AU Kitchen and Bathroom Trends Vol. 30/8 - Page 56

These pages: Cabinets are in zebrano veneer, with stainless steel and white glass in the scullery (above). The climate-controlled wine cellar (far right) incorporates 450 stainless steel support rods. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Kallan Macleod resource list | video | save | share Search 43943 at my.trendsideas.com 54 design cue from the waves in the ocean, which can be seen from most rooms in the house. “I played with the idea of using thermoformed solid surfacing to create the base of the island. After various experiments with the material, the final shape was chosen – the arc of the wave-like form was designed to leave enough room for people to sit on bar stools at the counter.” search | save | share at my.trendsideas.com The designer says the base is illuminated from within, with multicoloured LED lighting able to transform the room. The lighting also enhances the sense of translucency, so the island appears to float. Solid surfacing forms the 8mm island top as well. This is inset with selected South African zebrano wood veneer at the sides, similar to the cabinetry veneer. The joins are mitred to create a seamless finish, and the veneer is bookmatched with the cabinetry on the inside of the island. “There is a lot of fine detail that helps to give the kitchen a very crisp, clean feel,” Corboy says. “The rear cabinets, for example, are separated by a pencil line detail of solid surfacing material – the benchtop appears to turn down on each side like a waterfall feature