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Design matters This kitchen was designed to provide a strong focal point in an apartment owned by a couple who love to cook and entertain There was no disguising the kitchen in this apartment – in fact the owners requested the exact opposite. Designer David Kane of Pepper Design in Melbourne says the couple had clear priorities and tastes, and wanted a kitchen that would dominate the designated space. “The owners both love to cook and entertain, so they wanted their kitchen to be an efficient working space, but it also had to be a design showcase – a strong focal point for the entire apartment,” says Kane. With this in mind, the designer’s solution was a bespoke fusion of two Poggenpohl styles. The +Modo design, which provides a floating work top and open sliding storage, was selected for the island, while +Integration was specified for the perimeter cabinetry to complement the rest of the apartment. “The clients didn’t want glossy finishes or luxurious marble surfaces. So we have a subtle combination of finely textured grey and white lacquers with light timber elements.” The deep worktop on the island measures 1.2m x 4.6m, and is one continuous surface, which adds to the visual drama of the kitchen. Preceding pages and facing page: Sunlight pours into this new kitchen, which is the social heart of a Melbourne apartment. Designed by David Kane of Pepper Design, the kitchen features Poggenpohl cabinetry in two styles – +Modo island cabinetry and +Integration perimeter cabinets. Above: The 4.6m-long island has a continuous high-pressure laminate worktop that provides ample space for food preparation and serving. search | save | share at