Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 20

Designer: Shane George, Kitchens By Design Cabinetry: Frame and panel door finished in Pearl Lusta by Resene with hand over-brushing, Bronze metal finish from Metalier Coatings, Black oak, natural oak and wrought iron details Benchtops: Main tops in honed finish Granite Antique White; island benchtop in Dekton Keranium engineered stone by Cosentino; pantry benchtop in stainless steel Hardware: Hafele and Blum Splashback: White bag-bricked pattern tiles; Laminam behind hob Taps: Nicolazzi Raw Brass Sink: Blanco Silk granite Flooring: Clay porcelain tiles by Plant Conventional ovens, steam oven, microwave, induction hob: Miele Refrigeration: Side-by-side refrigerator and integrated bar fridge by Liebherr Extractor: 90cm power pac by Qasair Dishwashers: Twin DishDrawers by Fisher & Paykel and integrated Asko Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Jamie Cobel see more images: search 49506 at see more online: search tida at Above: A rustic bagged-brick tile splashback is combined with textured, over-brushed cabinetry and a granite countertop to create the Italian country feel in the clean-up zone under the windows. Provision was made behind the cabinets for mechanical services and for future- proofing the kitchen as the solid masonry walls had to be left intact. Raw brass tapware is another rustic- industrial touch in the kitchen. search | save | share at pantry is a focal point of the kitchen, with its opaque glass sliding doors and crafted wooden interior. The pantry door frames are in oak, with a black stain, complemented by the island’s dark-toned, heat-proof engineered stone bench- top. The perimeter benches are honed granite. The industrial-meets-rustic feel is further extended by the wrought iron island frame and shelving brackets, and custom metal rangehood. In terms of functionality, the large island neatly divides the work zones. Underbench storage for plates and platters on one side of the island is directly across from the clean-up sink by the windows. The opposite side, next to the pantry, is for baking and muffin trays, as the pantry includes a dedicated baking centre. The timber door to the rear of the kitchen is the entry from the garage and so the two trash compactors are set in that area for convenience. At the open end of the kitchen, near to the living spaces, there’s a drinks station on one side and a casual writing desk, also in granite, on the other. Besides the rustic Italian and semi-industrial touches, much of the kitchen has a furniture-like appeal – giving it a refined, cafe-style ambience that’s perfect for entertaining.