Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 11

Designer: Nar Bustamante, Nar Design Group Cabinetry: Poggenpohl Teak Lava Décor with aluminium edge Benchtops: Caesarstone in Ginger and Pure White Faucets, fittings, sinks: Franke Flooring: European Engineered Oak Lighting: Artemide Logico Single Suspension Tile: Porcelanosa Calacatta Silver Cooktop: Viking Pro 7 Series Rangetop
 Ovens: Miele convection oven, Miele speed oven Refrigerator, dishwasher: Miele Ventilation: Best Gorgona Wine fridge: Thermador Freedom Wine Preservation Column Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Fred Donham, PhotographerLink drawers and gives the island a floating appeal. “In terms of the layout, we separated areas of operation, with the perimeter cabinetry, island, cooktop and some upper wall cabinetry on one side of the light-filled space and the wall ovens, integrated refrigerator and pantries on the wall opposite,” says Bustamante. “The choice of a textured, wood-look veneer on both, draws the areas together. This kitchen is more about work- ing at your own pace than tight work triangles.” Given that the greater space is effectively an art gallery, Bustamante selected a restrained pal- ette to avoid detracting from the artworks. The engineered stone benchtops are white on the island and the rest ginger – a yellow brown that complements the laminate and wood floors. The touch-to-open, fold-up wall cabinets on either side of the window pick up on the white marble on the wall and the ginger benchtops. “Plenty of storage was another request from the owners. We specified drawers throughout – they offer the most space and have a minimalist look, as do the slender aluminium pulls.”. Above: Across the way – by locating part of the kitchen on the opposite wall to the islands and sprawling work surfaces, Nar Design Group was able to further downplay the kitchen’s role within the gallery-like space. However, the use of textured laminate in both areas, draws the kitchen together thematically. see more images online: search 49602 at search | save | share at