This 1930’s Art Deco Duplex home over the years became run down and had a very poor layout with the kitchen being delegated to a small corner of the home, and like many of these homes, had a lean-to added on in the 1950’s which looked mismatched. The client was at a complete loss as to how to best utilise the space and she had the added stress of a neighbour who was not willing to agree to any changes outside the homes current exterior dimensions. The design brief was simple, the kitchen needed to incorporate the SMEG FAB fridge and space to entertain.
The old kitchen and laundry space was transformed into a bedroom and the new kitchen was placed where the old bedroom was situated; as this space extended out through the lean-to which was reconfigured to fit within the Art Deco style. This enabled large bi-fold doors to be fitted opening out onto the patio area, allowing interaction with guests in summer or enjoying the garden views in winter. Inspiration was taken from the curves of the fridge and the façade of the home to create a very contemporary Art Deco styled kitchen. By using Corian® in Cameo White, the curved back wall and Island were created and mirrored with the overhead cabinetry. The Island has a series of draws providing ample storage. Visually the Corian® top needed to look Art Deco; this meant a great deal of engineering went into creating the cantilevered end for a seating area to cope with the extra weight.
The cabinetry was finished in a White Gloss lacquer and to continue the Art Deco theme, appropriately styled handles and the Renzo Piano oven by SMEG were added. The existing timber flooring was restored and bought back to life through-out the home. LED lighting around the base of the kitchen and above the cabinetry provide ambient light, but also transforms this space at night taking on another visual experience.
Microsoft, North Sydney
Located within 1 Denison Street in North Sydney, the new Microsoft Australia Head Office breaks the mould of a traditional workplace and is a fully immersive experience. Thanks to the collective expertise of the GroupGSA team. Microsoft’s hybrid office experience features intelligent lighting, robotics and advanced workplace occupancy sensors linked to Microsoft platforms. The 10,000sqm […]
Corian® on show in Sydney’s luxurious Opera Residences
Positioned to enjoy the most iconic views of Sydney, the Opera Residences at Bennelong Point reflects design and style that is true to Sydney’s wealth of architectural talent. Designed by Tzannes Architects, in collaboration with Interior Designers, Make and Executive Architects Crone; style and elegance resonates throughout, and incorporates the creator’s passion for light, space […]
This island getaway renovation project blends practical high-end materials with sophisticated organic design techniques and the latest technologies to create an elegantly timeless and serene weekend escape for the client. The overall design brief for the project was to creatively transform the existing beach house into a very open and subdued glamorous island retreat that […]
The key to the success of this modern, minimalist kitchen was to split the kitchen island into two equal parts, to allow for good circulation and access. It also created a stunning design statement. The two feature Corian® islands in this kitchen are mirror images of each other. They have a waterfall at one end […]
Alicia Xiberras Interiors recently completed design works for the reception and change room facilities at Atmosphere Signature, Napean River. The health and fitness centre is designed to be unlike anything ever experienced before, with world-class facilities, technologies and innovations throughout the club. The use of Corian® for the gym reception counter, bathroom vanities and foyer bench […]
McDonald’s Sydney International Airport
Floating above the departing passengers, and announcing itself from afar, is a glowing yellow glass box; a new McDonald’s at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1, designed by Landini Associates in collaboration with McDonald’s Australia. The brief for the restaurant was simple: create an iconic, memorable customer experience, like nothing seen before in restaurant design. For Landini, […]
Based in the Illawarra, Rachael Miklas Design and Detail is a trusted local interior design studio specialising in new construction and renovations in the local area. Rachael was entrusted with the design for Coledale, a new build right on the waterfront. The home lends itself to light and breezy atmosphere, where simplicity and cleverly thought […]
Anne Hindley and the team at Hindley & Co Architecture and Interiors used tone-on-tone colour and space layering to reinvigorate this grand double storey heritage house in Balwyn. Anne amplified the great features of the original house and got playful with referencing them in the contemporary rework. The existing arches of the library and the […]
New Zealand designer Annika Rowson has just unveiled this elegant beauty – a third kitchen in her Rowson Kitchens showroom. Having a showroom that changes every couple of years enables Annika not only to showcase leading edge materials, concepts and functional features in kitchen design, but also to personally challenge herself to apply materials in […]
Hotel Sofitel Brussels, Le Louise, Belgium
Monumental wall covering in translucent lacework of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface turns Brussels hotel into a place of pilgrimage for design lovers When Portuguese designer, architect, artist and top chef Antoine Pinto takes on a new project he gives it 200% of his creativity, as witnessed in the reopening of the Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, […]
St Vincents Private Hospital
Corian® was selected as the primary wall lining material for the refurbishment of Operating Rooms at St Vincents Private Hospital Sydney, following a collaborative prototyping process including rigorous bacterial, chemical, stain and impact resistance testing. Critically, the seamless joining capabilities of Corian® allowed the walls to be constructed without any visible conventional joints which are natural weak points […]