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450kgs of galvanized steel ‘I’ beams and box section made up the heart of this kitchen.

An Engineer for a client always tests the designers and cabinetmakers patience, but not so for this client. The brief was simply to be proportioned to room size and seat the hoards of guests that often descend on this beachfront paradise. But I knew the kitchen had to not only sit well in the home but also had to appease his engineering mind.

For a majority of the time, there were only two people living in the home and the kitchen space was massive for acceptable ergonomics. The scullery needed to be almost a complete kitchen to simplify normal meal prep. The kitchen was always going to be masculine, the clients were hardened hunters and gatherers. There was never going to be any nonsense around colours or gimmicks.

I cantilevered the island as much as I could creating a dramatic scale without the usual big block syndrome. The cantilever required special footings for the load points, this required detailed specifications at an early stage of the build. Band sawed rusticated Oak stained dark was the perfect fit for the client. The entire back wall was servo driven including the fridge, as “jewellery” wasn’t going to fit the brief.

Sometimes the brief appears to be simple but it’s what’s not said that can steer the design. It was the client's personality, lifestyle and occupation that made up my client brief.

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At Designmarked our team of award-winning designers are passionate about creating a unique and functional kitchen that works for you. We understand the expectations of each and every client's individual requirements to create their perfect kitchen. All of our kitchen projects are tailored to meet the clients exact requirements.

We provide extensive knowledge and experience to meet each clients needs and aesthetic preferences to create a bespoke design that primarily functions while being beautifully designed and built to last a long time. 

Each kitchen design we provide is a unique project and we can work with you from design, to interior and even manage the custom manufacturing for you. With the kitchen being the focal point of the home, now is the time to make your dream become a reality.