Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 36

Above: The existing wood veneer side wall with integrated pantry door in the same finish is original and was retained as a warm counterpoint to the crisp cabinetry. Existing travertine floors connect with the warm wood veneer and the smooth glass finishes, furthering the natural feel . The recessed aluminium pulls on the cabinetry contribute to the kitchen’s pared-back appeal. search | save | share at adds to the overall minimalist effect.” The island has been lengthened and simplified, resulting in a long countertop that increases the feeling of space. And by eliminating the seldom used circulation space between the sliding doors and the shorter existing island the designer was able to improve the flow from inside to out and create a servery to service the deck.” The slender island and rear benchtops are both in heat-proof Dekton, making ideal landing surfaces for pots straight from the cooktop or ovens. The large island also offers a wealth of functionality, including a dishwasher, trash compactors and even a step ladder that slots seamlessly into the toekick. In terms of the kitchen’s bold palette, the rear cabinetry is in white high-gloss Poggenpohl Glass, contrasted by the matt black Poggenpohl Glass for the island. “The simple palette and minimalist forms give the kitchen a geometric feel,” says Rankin. “It’s almost as though the island block has been plucked out of the window space behind.”