Set in a former porcelain factory the remodeled kitchen facilitates multiple cooks. A sturdy, centered kitchen island rests elegantly on tapered furniture legs and combines work area, storage space and countertop. The white marble is an original family heirloom that was incorporated into the design plans, adding to the historical and personal touches that were important for these clients. The design objective of this transitional kitchen was to highlight the eclectic collection of antique furniture pieces in the adjoining rooms. Selected objects of different historical periods, Globe Wernicke Book cases and contemporary artwork coexist next to a kitchen that celebrates the tradition of culinary skills through its grand nature.
We chose polished, dusty rose, terrazzo countertops. The terrazzo uses a blend of cement and stone chips and is a good contrast to the dark mahogany wood surface. A special shellac treatment ensures a glamorous appearance and adds considerably more depth to the wood surface. The black tiles, as a decorative element, recede into the background in a block herringbone pattern. The combination of two different wood colors evokes asian woodcraft, and prevents the wooden kitchen from becoming too rustic. Innovative metal and smart interior devices for the drawers and cabinets improve cleanliness in the kitchen and facilitate organised workflows. Simple brass details and wall lamps made of white porcelain help to create an elegant and timeless space.