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Designer: Jason Bonham PDINZ, NKBA, Bonham Interior Cabinetry: Custom by Image Interiors cabinet makers, with Resene Black White satin polyurethane finish Cabinetry hardware: Blum Benchtops: Carrara marble from Italian Stone and Silestone Blanco Zeus from Architectural Stone Splashback: White jade marble from SSL Kitchen sink: Franke by Reece Taps: Minta Touch by Grohe Oven: Bosch Cooktop: Miele Ventilation: Wolf Refrigeration: Liebherr Dishwasher: Bosch Wine storage: Spiral Cellars Flooring: Grigio honed porcelain tile, from European Ceramics Lighting: Hero II from Inlite Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – Winner New Zealand Designer Kitchen Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Mark Scowen search bonham or 48519 at s earch: white kitchens at search: tida at looking up at the classic facade,” says Bonham. The kitchen’s white, minimalist cabinetry is combined with white marble benchtops and a white jade marble splashback for a serene feel. The understated tile pattern on the splashback adds texture to the design. Recessed pulls connect with the negative detailing on the island. “As the couple are avid wine collectors and space was at a premium, we looked abroad and found this spiral cellar solution – taking us below ground level for the perfect solution. The cellar has automatic glass doors and is internally lit, creating a dramatic practical feature.” However, this isn’t the only instance where the under-floor space was brought into play. Achieving the kitchen’s clean, minimalist look involved a lot of behind-the-scenes engineering, detailing and measuring. For example, the Wolf downdraft extractor involved exhausting beneath the floor and behind the walls. “This project, like much of our work, was reliant on early involvement from the architectural and engineering standpoint. For example, to conceal the extensive services we built bulkheads that appear as part of the architecture – the work was detailed but the effect seamless.” Top: Translucent glass upper cabinetry adds to the sense of space in the light-filled kitchen. The tiled splashback has a distinctive, quiet patterning, adding a texture accent to the minimalist design. This is highlighted with concealed lighting. Above: A discreet, pop-up Wolf downdraft extractor allows the cooktop to be placed on the island without the need for a dominant extractor above. search | save | share at