The inspiration for Claire’s new kitchen was the style of architecture by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; in particular, his ‘Farnsworth House’. One of the images the client collated was a shot of the glass lakeside house that features in the film Batman v Superman, which was itself inspired by Mies. Both of these interiors have a modernist, sleek and seamless feel to the design, with bold colour contrasts creating a dramatic aesthetic.
To mirror this style, we designed the kitchen using the handleless Pronorm X-line range in Structure Black, with a Matt Black handle rail profile. Rather than being a solid matt finish, it has a subtle texture to it which has a similar appearance to a painted woodgrain door.
The long central island with Dekton ‘Sirius’ worktops is an impressive focal point in the room, providing a large work station which houses the hob and sink area. The adjoining table is a bespoke statement piece, in 60mm Granite ‘Black Beauty’ with a smart Suede textured finish. The client selected some stunning contemporary furniture for the room and the choice of dining chairs in a vibrant orange colour really sets off the table area beautifully.
The island hosts a Blanco ‘Subline’ undermount sink with an ‘Anthracite’ Silgranit finish—which blends almost seamlessly into the surface of the worktop—plus a Quooker Fusion Square hot water tap in ‘Brushed Chrome’. Other cutting-edge appliances in the kitchen include: a Siemens integrated dishwasher, two Gaggenau single ovens, a Miele induction extractor hob, and a tall integrated larder fridge and freezer by Siemens.
Finally, the tall bank of units along the back wall—containing the ovens, fridge, freezer and larder storage—were designed to wrap around the corner of the room and flow into the fireplace, which is framed in the same material. This creates a completely cohesive feel across the kitchen and living area; practicality and aesthetics working perfectly together.