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Only the best for the home gourmand who loves a good session
at the stove.

In association with Fisher & Paykel.

THE HOME CHEF’S LAYOUT

Elevate yourself to semi-pro status in a galley-style island kitchen with state-of-the art appliances and supreme functionality. Key to this layout is its streamlined structure and generous bench space for the ultimate ease of use. Kitchen strip lights are fast becoming the new pendants and this one illuminates an island that doubles as a plating-up zone and servery.

THE LOOK

This neutral-meet-noir colour palette is rendered in simply beautiful materials, from the stone waterfall-end benchtop to the French oak chopping board and glass-and-marble serving bowl. Tradition is honoured with the heritage-style oven and herringbone flooring, then offset by pieces from modern-day design stars such as New Zealand’s Simon James and Britain’s Lee Broom. 

THE APPLIANCES

The sophisticated black exterior of these Fisher & Paykel appliances downplays their bells and whistles. No recipe is out of your reach with the freestanding cooker offering 11 functions and the ease of pyrolytic self-cleaning, and the combination nine-function convection and steam oven letting you cook food in its own juices for the ultimate flavour. Plus, with ActiveSmart™ technology and humidity-controlled storage bins, the French-door fridge helps keep your ingredients fresher for longer, and it has a freezer drawer as well.

MODULAR MENU

Fisher & Paykel’s built-in companion-cooking appliances configure flawlessly. Choose one, two, three or four from the set to vertically stack, line up side-by-side or arrange in a grid. 

APPLIANCES & BACKDROP, FROM LEFT Fisher & Paykel 90cm Classic Freestanding cooker, OR90SCG6B1 RRP$7199; Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-In coffee maker, EB60DSXB2 RRP$3999; Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built-In combination microwave oven, OM60NDB1 RRP$3499; Fisher & Paykel 900mm 614L Ice & Water French Door fridge, RF610ADUB5 RRP$5299, fisherpaykel.com. Cabinetry in Dulux Fendalton Half and Dulux Blackwood Bay, dulux.co.nz. Sensa Taj Mahal benchtop, POA, cosentino.com. Smartfloor Sandstone Oak engineered timber flooring, $171/m2, forteflooring.co.nz. FROM LEFT Orion tube light by Lee Broom, $2390, ecc.co.nz. Kashmir bar stools by Simon James for Resident, from $1219 each, simonjamesdesign.com. Stone pestle and mortar by Tom Dixon, $405, ecc.co.nz. Stackable milk jug by Le Creuset, $30, smithandcaugheys.co.nz. Trudeau round board with feet, $169, cittadesign.com. Ceramic jar by Minami Samejima, $110, aaaselect.co. Noir pitcher by Christian Tortu, $62, tessuti.co.nz. Stone serving board by Tom Dixon, $185, ecc.co.nz. Volvi bowl by AYTM, $180, partridgedesign.co.nz.

HIGH-END HELPERS


FROM LEFT:
Signature shallow cast iron casserole by Le Creuset, $600, smithandcaugheys.co.nz. 90cm Built-In rangehood, HP90IDCHX2 RRP$1499, fisherpaykel.com. Chef’s knife by Tadafusa, $230, aaaselect.co. Double DishDrawer™ dishwasher, DD60DDFB9 RRP$2799, fisherpaykel.com. Smoking Gun food smoker, $135, breville.com. 60cm Built-In combination steam oven, OS60NDB1 RRP$3499, fisherpaykel.com.

Styling Juliette Wanty