Come fly with us as we visit some of the most forward-thinking kitchens the world has ever seen.
One bold move can make all the difference to a kitchen, and in this Sydney apartment by SJB it’s the incredible marble island, which provides a compelling interior ‘view’ while visually connecting to the lush green of the internal courtyard. Light grey terrazzo curls up from the floor and morphs into the joinery below dark-chocolate suspended shelves that heighten the room’s sense of scale.
In a holiday home in rural Beechworth, Australia, this kitchen by Doherty Design Studio was informed by its owners’ affinity with Japan. Ocean-esque tiles with a textural quality bring a wistful softness to the hard lines of the steel open shelving and poured-concrete island, one end of which lightens the mood with a wave of tiny white mosaic tiles. Aside from the cooker, the appliances are integrated, completing the clean-meets-cosy picture.
Round & round
This kitchen is in an Edwardian weatherboard house in Melbourne reimagined by architects Kennedy Nolan. With a nuanced approach to colour, texture and pattern, it has both a fun feel and a pleasing formality. In the arched porthole window, tubular rangehood, island legs and more, curves are a key motif that suggests a certain welcoming comfort. Strong black accents ensure the overall impression this tonal scheme gives is a strong one.
Sweden’s Nordiska Kök celebrates nature via earthy hues and elegant details in the award-winning kitchens they craft in their carpentry workshop near Gothenburg. Here, a timeless quality is achieved with a simple linear structure, peaceful palette and framed oak cabinetry with hidden handles that provides a nod to a heritage aesthetic.