Style

Winning style

We’re proud to present the supreme winners in this year’s National Kitchen & Bathroom Association Excellence in Design Awards. For more of the winning entries check out our kitchen and bathroom special issue, on sale September 18.

Supreme kitchen design
+ Supreme kitchen manufacturer

Award sponsored by Fisher & Paykel

THE DESIGNER

Glen Johns
Kitchens by Glen Johns

THE BRIEF

A beautiful Pohutukawa tree creates privacy for this minimalist kitchen, which is bathed in sunlight and has a spectacular view out to a dramatic iron sand beach. The design incorporates wood cabinetry to maintain the connection to nature, with handle-less black cabinets and timber ceiling and side panels. A floating-style island features a satin stainless-steel bench top with flowing space for family meals and entertaining. The back wall bench top and splash backs are Dekton Domoos and create a generous cooking space while adding durability. The materials create a moody and sophisticated atmosphere but with plenty of lighting when required. The over-cabinets feature satin stainless steel to blend with the island and the minimal, sleek design. A scullery sits alongside the kitchen to house the functional elements of food preparation, cooking appliances and food storage.

THE SPECS

Benchtops: Back bench, scullery top and splash backs in Dekton Domoos, with cabinetry painted to match. Satin stainless steel island bench top. Appliances: Gaggenau ovens and cook top. Schweigen extractor fan. Fisher & Paykel integrated DishDrawer™ dishwasher and refrigerators. Hardware: Mercer stainless steel sinks. Blum Legrabox and Cliptop Blumotion handles, handle-less Blum Servo-Drive. Flooring: polished concrete.

 

Supreme bathroom design

Award sponsored by Fisher & Paykel

THE DESIGNER

Davinia Sutton
Detail by Davinia Sutton

THE BRIEF

In keeping with the owners’ contemporary architectural home, this bathroom has minimal fittings and fixtures and utilises modern finishes to create a dramatic space with clean lines. A bold statement is created on entry by the large, freestanding engineered stone bath, which is set under a window with views to the exterior landscaping beyond. Adjacent is the crisp line of a custom-made vanity bowl and plinth, formed from moulded Corian and set on the back wall. Sharp lines are softened by the introduction of a textured engineered veneer. A large walk-in dual shower zone is kept private, set behind a tiled wall. Ample storage is provided below in a veneer-mitered box and above the large mirror unit.

Cabinetry: Carcases Black Velvet Melteca with Blum hardware. Drawer and back panel are Prime Panels American White Oak Quarter Cut with Clear Mirotone 10 percent gloss finish. Fixtures and fittings: Vola deck mounted black matt vanity tap and a Vola black matt shower mixer. Materials and accessories: Progetto Egg Stone Freestanding Bath in white and a vanity basin custom formed in partnership with Corian. Vola T12 black matt toilet roll holder and a Vola T18 black matt towel hook. In the shower, a Vola OnePhandle mixer with a hand shower in black matt.  The toilet is Duravit back to wall white and the heated towel rail is a 3x DCS Siroco Square in matt black. The floor and wall tiles are 450 x 450mm RIN Liquorice matt and the lighting is a Hafele recessed LED light strip.