Put another kind of nourishment on the menu with texture, colour and leading tech from Fisher & Paykel.
In association with Fisher & Paykel.
“Even when rushed off our feet, we all have to stop to eat, so it makes ever-increasing sense to forecast for a kitchen that’s a space in which you can experience moments of self-care that nourish both body and mind,” says homestyle art director Juliette Wanty, the creative behind the first future-focused kitchen in our new ongoing series. Responding to the trend for tactile materials, her scheme has a soothing, grounding effect. Designing rather than styling with texture (as you might a living space), she’s layered materials, colours and objects that are pleasing and comforting to the eye, to the touch and to use, including state-of-the-art appliances by Fisher & Paykel to make life that much easier.
Essential to your recipe for success is balancing your textural elements with others that provide visual rest. In a calming, neutral colour palette, this welcoming dream kitchen features earthy brick flooring that’s warm underfoot; clean matte cabinetry with curved edges that gently guide you into the adjacent thoroughfares while offsetting the solidity of the smooth marble island, which ‘floats’ on its legs to lighten the mood; and upholstered timber seating that invites you to stay awhile. At the rear of the room, a splashback made with 3D tiles creates a cocooning effect right up to the patterned-glass clerestory window; the latter retains privacy yet provides natural light that reflects off the gloss finish of the rangehood.
Forward-thinking kitchens that support us to make the most of our downtime harness the power of technology. In this one, a selection of Fisher & Paykel Series 9 appliances — some on display and others seamlessly integrated — helps set you up for quality me- or we-time. The stacked ovens feature a pyrolytic cleaning function and touchscreen tech that offers guided cooking, recipes and helpful tips. The hybrid gas and induction cooktop gives you the best of both worlds — and brings liquid to the boil at lightning speed — while the rangehood has dimmable lights for practicality and ambience, and a nice quiet motor too. Concealed within the cabinetry, the DishDrawer is at bench height, meaning no more bending, and has a clever knock-to-pause function, so there’s no need to worry about missing a dish. The column fridge offers flexible shelving, ActiveSmart technology that helps keep food fresh for longer and an internal dispenser for convenient access to chilled water. The column freezer has a Variable Temperature Zone for optimal storage, and an ice-maker with a boost option — for when time is money but you’ve got a minute for a refreshment on the rocks.
MIDDLE: APPLIANCES, FROM LEFT Fisher & Paykel 76cm, 17-Function, Self-Cleaning ovens, OB76SDPTDB1 $8129 each; Fisher & Paykel Integrated Single, Tall, Sanitise DishDrawer™ dishwasher, DD60STI9 $2269; Fisher & Paykel 90cm, 1-Burner, 4 Zones with Smartzone Gas and Induction cooktop, CGI905DNGTB4 $5499; Fisher & Paykel 90cm Integrated Insert rangehood, HPB9048-2 $3599; Fisher & Paykel 76cm Integrated Column fridge, RS7621SRHK1 $15,999; Fisher & Paykel 45.7cm Integrated Column freezer, RS4621FLJK1 $11,999, fisherpaykel.com. OTHER ITEMS, FROM LEFT Cabinetry in Melteca Mist, laminex.co.nz. Vases, $280 (left) and $350; pedestal bowl, $70; plates, $80 each, rachelcarterceramics.com. Lampe de Marseille lamp by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting, $2115, matisse.co.nz. Rombini tiles by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, POA, mutina.it. Crystal Tempest marble, POA, universalgranite.co.nz . Vivid Slimline Pull Out sink mixer, $460, phoenixtapware.co.nz. Rangehood in Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops in Dulux Five Fingers Peninsula Half and Dulux Renovation Range Gloss Clear Coat, dulux.co.nz. Custom brick flooring from the Create range, clay-bricks.co.nz. High L stools, $5500 each, ninaseirafi.com. ADDITIONAL ITEMS ABOVE, FROM LEFT Speckled vase, $220, rachelcarterceramics.com. Grace jug, from $300, margi.co.nz.