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Small Grand Apartment

Jack Chen and the team at tsai Design were enlisted for an interior renovation of a one bedroom 50m2 apartment inside the Grand Hotel Melbourne in Melbourne’s CBD. The team set out to create a generous and welcoming home for the client, celebrating the 1880s splendor of the building, which was originally used as the Victorian railway headquarters.

With countless eateries on the doorstep, the client wanted a kitchenette instead of a traditional kitchen. Corian® was chosen as the material for the kitchen and vanity benchtop. The feature of this small apartment, is the continuous seamless 8m benchtop that wraps around the edge of the open plan living room, to create a continuous kitchen and vanity benchtop, including the basin and kitchen sink.

The unusual dimension of the benchtop means Corian® and its seamless joins is the obvious choice for the benchtop material.

Various flexible furniture was incorporated into the design, including a generous walk in robe that transformed into the bedroom nook, custom design dining that sits 2 but can expand to sit 6+ , and a secret bathroom entry.

“The seamless joins of Corian® is quite unique and special – The 8m continuous benchtop has no visible joins along the Z shape layout, including a seamless merge with the basin and kitchen sink, also made from Corian®.” Jack Chen said.

Project Details

Design By: Jack Chen of tsai Design
Joiner: Lee Cabinets
Fabrication: ACRT Fab
Photography: Tess Kelly Photography

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