Damian Hannah's client was building her dream architecturally designed home in Brooklyn, Wellington and was extremely design oriented. The kitchen was to be on point and was to blend into the minimalist architecture rather than look like a normal everyday kitchen. Her wish was for the kitchen to itself be a work of art in white, some more white and a little bit extra white just to be safe.
Damian designed the kitchen to be floating on two skinny chrome legs at each end which required significant engineering and a lot of steel to allow the three metre wide banks of cabinetry to be suspended.
The Corian benchtops in Venaro White were specified in 12mm to match the end panels on the cabinetry and were moulded together with the 12mm splashbacks and 24mm shelf to create a seamless transition. The floating shelf along the top had to have a unique 6mm plate steel bracket designed specially for the purpose and the Corian shelf hollowed out to allow the shelf to slide perfectly over the steel support. The recessed LED strip light in the shelf also had to be carefully positioned and designed to not effect the structural integrity of the shelf, and allow for the invisible wiring. The three elements were carefully fitted in place and joined on site to create the singular piece.
Kitchen design: Damian Hannah from German Kitchens.
Authorised Corian Fabricator: Wellington Benchtops.
Photographer: Paul McCredie