The kitchen design brief for this period dwelling just outside Monaghan was to design a bespoke traditional kitchen that would provide a dramatic first impression and deliver exceptional value for money.
The kitchen design needed to fit into the existing architectural framework as no structural changes were to be made. The client wanted an extraordinary bespoke kitchen to express their flamboyant nature. The foundation of the kitchen design was developed by considering how the uncompromising architecture and fixed cooking position related to five clear approaches to the kitchen. Multiple visual hooks were presented on each sight line. This information was layered onto the functional and social patterns identified as being particular to the family unit which in turn ensured the optimum level of efficiency and visual impact. To optimise the available floor space and avoid architectural “nip points” the kitchen island was given a unique radius and angled tail.
Unique feature elements where then embedded into the traditional kitchen island to enhance functionality and aesthetics. The final bespoke kitchen design specified in-framed tulipwood, walnut and burr walnut doors with solid walnut dovetailed drawers all manufactured to a bespoke specification. Unique elements included a curved glass display unit with 3D pattern, a feature cone, two elevated drum units and stone clad knee spaces. The varying height of feature elements enhances the impact achieved from the complex mix of materials, geometry and architecture. Lighting provides a holistic element to the design, offering flexibility in an open plan setting and encouraging the feeling of calm.