USA Kitchen Trends US Kitchen Trends Vol. 30/09 - Page 77

the owners’ heavy, rustic wood dining table. The effect is enhanced by negative detailing on the Corian countertop – an aluminum strip runs beneath the countertop, so it appears to float. This also meant we could have recessed pulls on the doors to keep the look very streamlined.” Storage is maximized by the cabinetry and high-end hardware systems. Facing page and above: Geometric forms define this new kitchen designed by Colin Wright, who teamed precast concrete wall panels with cabinets by Porcelanosa Group in Marengo oak and white lacquer. A bench seat at one end creates a perching spot for family and guests. Left: A long niche in the concrete paneling enhances the kitchen’s sculptural look and provides a handy shelf. The overhead cabinets have lift-up doors. search | save | share at 75