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element in the design and is also used to wrap the ventilation unit. The open shelves on either side of the unit are steel framed, with an inset, punched steel base. One of the keys to the functional success of the design was the opening up of the old kitchen and dining rooms to create a much lighter space with better flow. The transition between these two spaces is marked by a tall glass and timber display unit, which is stained black and waxed, plus low-hung, industrial steel pendants finished in matt black. Kitchen design: Melanie Craig, Melanie Craig Design Cabinetry: 3mm steel plate finished with bees wax; black lacquered MDF; steel mesh Benchtops: Stainless steel and Glacier Corian Lighting: Melanie Craig Design Bucket Pendants Splashback: White Deli Tile, bevelled edge Kitchen sink: Mercer Taps: Plumbline New Road Rise Spray Oven, cooktop, fridge: Fisher & Paykel Above: Steel is also used to wrap around the powerpack, and to frame the open shelves on either side. The shelves are inset with punched steel sheet rather than being solid. Raw 3mm steel plate backing frames each drawer and is layered with an offset 18mm black lacquered front. more images 47737 at Awards: Trends International Design Award (TIDA) Story by Paul Taylor Photography by Jamie Cobel search | save | share at search: melanie craig at