A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge. Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team worked closely with a client on a beautiful new home in Castor Bay...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Kitchens are becoming more complex spaces that need to cater for a variety of functions, while remaining beautiful – a place for the family to gather and for parties to unfold.

Studio Italia, which imports high-quality Italian designer furniture, wardrobe and kitchens, also offers a complete inhouse kitchen design service to ensure that this process is enjoyable and complements each client’s lifestyle. Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge.

Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team, led by Kady Ward, worked closely with a client who had quickly enlisted their services after visiting the company’s showroom in Grafton, Auckland. She realised that Studio Italia could furnish her entire house with Italian-designed and -made pieces and that they would collaborate with her to achieve her dream home.

Joanna Hoeft, Studio Italia’s sales and design manager, explains, “The client’s brief called for a tailored, opulent Italian aesthetic, with an equal importance placed on functionality, for a new build in Castor Bay, Auckland.”

The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.
The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.

With a large, extended family, the client needed to have enough space to both cook and entertain, so two separate, fully-equipped kitchen spaces were specified. One, a luxurious showpiece kitchen that links well with the living and outdoor area, and, the second, a behind-the-scenes scullery to hide food preparation, cooking and cleaning, which can be easily accessed via a doorway to the right side of the main kitchen.

The front kitchen is a collaboration between the Artex and Alea kitchen collections by Poliform. As this space is the star of the show, only the best materials were chosen. Artedomus’ stunning Sienna marble has been used for the benchtop and splashback, with the doors composed of Spessart dark oak veneer with carved vertical lines. The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

A client request for plentiful storage was answered by extending the cabinetry to the full height of the three-metre-high ceiling. This, in conjunction with the grooving, ensures a beautiful vertical aesthetic that creates the illusion of space with high visual impact. Making sure the extensive list of appliances was fully integrated and almost disappearing into the kitchen was another important design decision.

Joanna says, “It was vital for the client that both spaces worked independently. This project is quite unique in that the back scullery is large and fully equipped with cooking and cleaning facilities to allow for the family’s style of cooking.”

A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.
A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.

Poliform’s Alea kitchen collection was chosen for the scullery, with highly durable finishes that are resistant to impact and everyday use. The fingerprint and scratch-resistant Nero touch laminate in black was specified for all doors, alongside stainless steel for the benches, Blum hardware and Miele appliances. Both kitchens, front and back, are nearly completely handleless and feature built-in horizontal and vertical negative details.

Studio Italia is proud of the quick turnaround of the Castor Bay project. After a month of design in New Zealand the order was then sent to Italy, where the manufacturing lead time was 16 to 18 weeks. All up, the entire project took approximately six months to complete, which Joanna says is extremely fast for the industry.

“The Castor Bay project was extensive, it started with the kitchen and grew from there, so it was exciting for us to work methodically through the home and find complementary finishes that would create an individual feel for each space but still form a cohesive whole,” Joanna says.

“While there are a lot of products in one space, it was highly successful because it feels like a welcoming, lived-in home and not a showroom. The client was very happy with the design; she has referred many of her friends to Studio Italia and endorsements don’t get much better than that!”

If you are interested in finding out more about Studio Italia’s custom kitchens, visit them on ArchiPro or pop into their Auckland showroom in Grafton to discuss how they can best help you.

The scullery in the Castor Bay project.
The scullery in the Castor Bay project.

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A perfect combination of form, function and beauty
A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge. Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team worked closely with a client on a beautiful new home in Castor Bay...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Kitchens are becoming more complex spaces that need to cater for a variety of functions, while remaining beautiful – a place for the family to gather and for parties to unfold.

Studio Italia, which imports high-quality Italian designer furniture, wardrobe and kitchens, also offers a complete inhouse kitchen design service to ensure that this process is enjoyable and complements each client’s lifestyle. Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge.

Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team, led by Kady Ward, worked closely with a client who had quickly enlisted their services after visiting the company’s showroom in Grafton, Auckland. She realised that Studio Italia could furnish her entire house with Italian-designed and -made pieces and that they would collaborate with her to achieve her dream home.

Joanna Hoeft, Studio Italia’s sales and design manager, explains, “The client’s brief called for a tailored, opulent Italian aesthetic, with an equal importance placed on functionality, for a new build in Castor Bay, Auckland.”

The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.
The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.

With a large, extended family, the client needed to have enough space to both cook and entertain, so two separate, fully-equipped kitchen spaces were specified. One, a luxurious showpiece kitchen that links well with the living and outdoor area, and, the second, a behind-the-scenes scullery to hide food preparation, cooking and cleaning, which can be easily accessed via a doorway to the right side of the main kitchen.

The front kitchen is a collaboration between the Artex and Alea kitchen collections by Poliform. As this space is the star of the show, only the best materials were chosen. Artedomus’ stunning Sienna marble has been used for the benchtop and splashback, with the doors composed of Spessart dark oak veneer with carved vertical lines. The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

A client request for plentiful storage was answered by extending the cabinetry to the full height of the three-metre-high ceiling. This, in conjunction with the grooving, ensures a beautiful vertical aesthetic that creates the illusion of space with high visual impact. Making sure the extensive list of appliances was fully integrated and almost disappearing into the kitchen was another important design decision.

Joanna says, “It was vital for the client that both spaces worked independently. This project is quite unique in that the back scullery is large and fully equipped with cooking and cleaning facilities to allow for the family’s style of cooking.”

A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.
A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.

Poliform’s Alea kitchen collection was chosen for the scullery, with highly durable finishes that are resistant to impact and everyday use. The fingerprint and scratch-resistant Nero touch laminate in black was specified for all doors, alongside stainless steel for the benches, Blum hardware and Miele appliances. Both kitchens, front and back, are nearly completely handleless and feature built-in horizontal and vertical negative details.

Studio Italia is proud of the quick turnaround of the Castor Bay project. After a month of design in New Zealand the order was then sent to Italy, where the manufacturing lead time was 16 to 18 weeks. All up, the entire project took approximately six months to complete, which Joanna says is extremely fast for the industry.

“The Castor Bay project was extensive, it started with the kitchen and grew from there, so it was exciting for us to work methodically through the home and find complementary finishes that would create an individual feel for each space but still form a cohesive whole,” Joanna says.

“While there are a lot of products in one space, it was highly successful because it feels like a welcoming, lived-in home and not a showroom. The client was very happy with the design; she has referred many of her friends to Studio Italia and endorsements don’t get much better than that!”

If you are interested in finding out more about Studio Italia’s custom kitchens, visit them on ArchiPro or pop into their Auckland showroom in Grafton to discuss how they can best help you.

The scullery in the Castor Bay project.
The scullery in the Castor Bay project.

Studio Italia

Studio Italia is proud to exclusively represent leading Italian furniture design brands. Italy is celebrated as a country that produces leaders in style, innovators in...

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A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

A perfect combination of form, function and beauty

Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge. Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team worked closely with a client on a beautiful new home in Castor Bay...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Kitchens are becoming more complex spaces that need to cater for a variety of functions, while remaining beautiful – a place for the family to gather and for parties to unfold.

Studio Italia, which imports high-quality Italian designer furniture, wardrobe and kitchens, also offers a complete inhouse kitchen design service to ensure that this process is enjoyable and complements each client’s lifestyle. Creating a completely bespoke kitchen that works perfectly for the specific needs of the homeowner is an exciting challenge.

Recently, Studio Italia’s skilled kitchen design team, led by Kady Ward, worked closely with a client who had quickly enlisted their services after visiting the company’s showroom in Grafton, Auckland. She realised that Studio Italia could furnish her entire house with Italian-designed and -made pieces and that they would collaborate with her to achieve her dream home.

Joanna Hoeft, Studio Italia’s sales and design manager, explains, “The client’s brief called for a tailored, opulent Italian aesthetic, with an equal importance placed on functionality, for a new build in Castor Bay, Auckland.”

The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.
The main kitchen's benchtop is made of Sienna marble by Artedomus.

With a large, extended family, the client needed to have enough space to both cook and entertain, so two separate, fully-equipped kitchen spaces were specified. One, a luxurious showpiece kitchen that links well with the living and outdoor area, and, the second, a behind-the-scenes scullery to hide food preparation, cooking and cleaning, which can be easily accessed via a doorway to the right side of the main kitchen.

The front kitchen is a collaboration between the Artex and Alea kitchen collections by Poliform. As this space is the star of the show, only the best materials were chosen. Artedomus’ stunning Sienna marble has been used for the benchtop and splashback, with the doors composed of Spessart dark oak veneer with carved vertical lines. The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

The client went for stylish German-made Gaggenau and Liebherr appliances and Blum hardware, which includes customised internal drawer fit-outs for all cutlery and spices.

A client request for plentiful storage was answered by extending the cabinetry to the full height of the three-metre-high ceiling. This, in conjunction with the grooving, ensures a beautiful vertical aesthetic that creates the illusion of space with high visual impact. Making sure the extensive list of appliances was fully integrated and almost disappearing into the kitchen was another important design decision.

Joanna says, “It was vital for the client that both spaces worked independently. This project is quite unique in that the back scullery is large and fully equipped with cooking and cleaning facilities to allow for the family’s style of cooking.”

A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.
A range of beautiful finishes have been used in the front kitchen.

Poliform’s Alea kitchen collection was chosen for the scullery, with highly durable finishes that are resistant to impact and everyday use. The fingerprint and scratch-resistant Nero touch laminate in black was specified for all doors, alongside stainless steel for the benches, Blum hardware and Miele appliances. Both kitchens, front and back, are nearly completely handleless and feature built-in horizontal and vertical negative details.

Studio Italia is proud of the quick turnaround of the Castor Bay project. After a month of design in New Zealand the order was then sent to Italy, where the manufacturing lead time was 16 to 18 weeks. All up, the entire project took approximately six months to complete, which Joanna says is extremely fast for the industry.

“The Castor Bay project was extensive, it started with the kitchen and grew from there, so it was exciting for us to work methodically through the home and find complementary finishes that would create an individual feel for each space but still form a cohesive whole,” Joanna says.

“While there are a lot of products in one space, it was highly successful because it feels like a welcoming, lived-in home and not a showroom. The client was very happy with the design; she has referred many of her friends to Studio Italia and endorsements don’t get much better than that!”

If you are interested in finding out more about Studio Italia’s custom kitchens, visit them on ArchiPro or pop into their Auckland showroom in Grafton to discuss how they can best help you.

The scullery in the Castor Bay project.
The scullery in the Castor Bay project.

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