Trends New Zealand Trends Volume 32 No 5 New Zealand - Page 48

Designer: Dominique Van Roosmalen, Mackay Kitchens Cabinetry: Perimeter Luxe Acrylic, in Blanco and MDF lacquered Black, low sheen island Melteca Black, naturale finish Benchtops: Perimeter: stainless steel island: polished concrete Floor: Wood Splashback: Stainless steel Kitchen sink: Robique by Heritage Hardware Oven: Ilve freestanding cooker Ventilation: Canopy Refrigeration: Samsung Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel Wine fridge: Vintec Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Jamie Cobel see more online: search 48791 at search: brick at search: tida at Top: Raised aesthetic – this appliance garage fold-up door screens clutter and small appliances from sight. Above: What’s behind the pantry door to the right of the refrigerator? Almost everything as it turns out thanks to the designer introducing a space-saving double Hafele Tandem pantry organiser. search | save | share at L shape, transforming a practical element into a sculptural one. While all these features add up to a bold, semi industrial-look, the kitchen also has all the domestic facilities and storage requirements. “The island alone contains an underbench microwave and drinks refrigerator, as well as a 900mm wide Fisher and Paykel dish drawer,” says Van Roosmalen. To optimise storage and not crowd-out the red brick walls, the designer specified a large double Hafele Tandem pantry. This provides for maximum food storage in the 1200mm wide area, ensuring the owners and their three children are never lacking in space for food and drink items. And, as is important in a bustling family kitchen, all the smaller appliances are close to hand. To achieve this, Van Roosmalen added an on-bench appliance cupboard with a top-hung, bi-fold door. This conveniently hides the toaster and jug, while an abundance of drawers allow items like toastie makers and popcorn poppers to be hidden away, but within easy reach. Everything has its place here – an oil drawer to the side of the cooker allows for speedy access to oils and sauces while working at the cooktop.