It’s no longer your average, ordinary paintings space, however, this multi-award-winning kitchen typifies the developing variety of excessive-cease tasks via New Zealand designers gaining worldwide recognition.
Stefan Sonntag, of Masterwood Joinery in Cromwell, has received the 2019 NKBA Supreme Kitchen Design Award for the Lake Hayes kitchen at the annual NKBA Excellence in Design Awards introduced in Melbourne on Saturday, July 20.
The clothier additionally accrued 4 additional awards for the kitchen, that is priced between $80,000 and $a hundred,000. And Masterwood Joinery obtained a Supreme award for the manufacture.
Sonntag describes the 2-island kitchen as a “paradise for customers who are enthusiastic chefs”.
Special capabilities consist of a cantilevered teppanyaki grill installed in engineered stone, a marble-crowned pastry island, self-contained coffee-making vicinity, scullery, and business stainless-steel kitchen extractor.
Other luxury custom details encompass a six-door, glass-fronted display cupboard, and traditional Japanese sliding displays that separate the kitchen from an own family residing region.
First-time entrant Michelle Quinn of Lume Design in Christchurch gained the Supreme Bathroom Design Award and 5 extra awards for a grasp ensuite in a Waimairi beach residence. The producer Lyall Park Joinery become additionally a Supreme winner.
Quinn’s prevailing bathroom functions a wood-look tile that provides rich tones and grain changes – the appearance is replicated within the joinery.
Pearl-colored tiles supplement the use of concrete and oxidized metals all through the rest of the home. They also provide a mild, fresh backdrop for the wood and accents of blackened steel.
Another Christchurch designer, Davinia Sutton of Detail by means of Davinia Sutton, gained 12 awards, which includes the coveted name of 2019 NKBA Designer of The Year.
The awards pinnacle a big 12 months for the clothier. In November, Sutton becomes awarded 3 prestigious German Design Awards for Interior Architecture 2019, for 2 kitchens and a bathroom.
One of the judges of this yr’s competition, Damian Hannah of German Kitchens, who additionally won a German Design Award remaining November, believes the principle cause Kiwi designers are doing so well the world over is our area.
“We are inspired by using the points of interest and shapes of the landscape and infrastructure – the colors of nature and the form of the location wherein we live,” he says. “We are very open to including color, texture, depth, space, and style, as we’ve got so many numerous landscapes out our backdoor.”
And it is no longer just kitchens and bathrooms. The shortlist for the World Architecture Festival was announced last week and it consists of 19 initiatives from New Zealand architects.
But for now, the point of interest is on kitchens and bathrooms. One of Sutton’s winning designs at the NKBA awards was a big open kitchen with conventional cabinetry. This Christchurch kitchen earned four awards for Sutton, including Outstanding Renovation.