ART CHEF – THE CURATOR’S KITCHEN
A kitchen designed to frame the panoramic landscape for wonderful clients – an art curator and cattle farmer/timber artisan – that embraced form and function with bravery gave us free range on concept and creation – enabling a seamless integration of materiality that reflects the owners love of the natural environment, art and sculpture.
Surrounded by panoramic views of the Greater Blue Mountains in the beautiful Kanimbla Valley, the kitchen acts as a gallery to view the ever-changing landscape. An organic colour palette was drawn from natural stone and timber found on the property. Textural surface variation is playfully discovered as natural light dances over the graphite drawer fronts, sculptural benchtop and appliances and fittings.
Commercial grade materials such as Navlam natural timber veneer and Dekton Laos were used to provide durability and functionality whilst seamlessly integrating with the site and the materiality of the rammed earth architecture by six b design.
The asymmetrical island bench created essential circulation into the butler’s pantry and provides a plinth like sculptural feature as a major focal point upon entering the home, concealing the essential wine fridge and a plethora of multifunctional storage!
Kitchen design by St James Whitting – Kate St James & Catherine Whitting
Joinery construction by Zarrella Kitchens
Paint: St James Whitting coloured by Resene
Original Artworks: Gang Gang Gallery
Photography Marian Riabic
Design copyright St James Whitting