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Not every kitchen needs to disappear quietly into the open-plan vacuum – some designs have a stand-out presence that’s decidedly their own. When Pepper Design was commissioned to build this kitchen for a spacious, modern house, designer David Kane knew it had to be special. “The architect presented us with a stunning curved ceiling and three walls of glass – so all notions of a typical kitchen design went out the window and the ‘cube’ concept was born.” Kane’s idea centred around a freestanding 3m x 3m x 2.5m cube design. This sculptural element is supplemented by a bank of tall Preceding pages: A strong, simple cube form with reflective surfaces helps this kitchen by Pepper Design achieve individual prominence. Above left and above: Clean surfaces and understated handles in both the kitchen and butler’s pantry defer to the kitchen’s monolithic presence. Plan: Flanked by windows on three sides and by a bank of wall cabinetry, the ‘cube’ kitchen offers a compact way to house a variety of functions. search | save | share at