Corian 2011 Grand Prize Winner
This award-winner boasts stacks of hidden features
When a kitchen takes out an award for good design, you know it’s going to be a winner. Designed by Liam Murphy and built by Art of Kitchens, this clever creation took home the gong in the residential category of the 2011 Corian® Design Awards, edition 2.
And when you first step into this stunning display kitchen, it’s immediately obvious that this is much more than your average kitchen. “We wanted the kitchen to look like furniture,” says Liam Murphy from Art of Kitchens, “We wanted it to be totally integrated but loaded with lots of hidden features that would have a ‘wow’ factor when revealed.”
This intelligent kitchen certainly conceals plenty of handy inclusions, making it an incredibly practical cooking space. The wall cabinets feature Blum lift-up electric doors, while all cabinets have coloured internals for a funky look. LED down lighting in all cupboards and LED strip lighting in all drawers means it’s always easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
The island bench is the centrepiece of the space and has been designed to look like a table with Corian® fronted drawers. This innovative look is sure to attract plenty of admiring glances and adds a unique and sophisticated touch to the area. The use of Corian® allows for a much larger amount of bench space without any noticeable joins, creating a smooth and seamless look. The Corian® bench also highlights the timber veneer legs, another impressive visual feature of the space. Add a moulded Corian® splashback, Corian® integrated sink and an array of state-of-the-art European appliances to the list of inclusions and you’ve got a kitchen that packs plenty of punch.
This space is a magnificent demonstration of what can be achieved with clever planning and design. With so many hidden features and intelligent additions, there’s a lot to love about this kitchen.
The kitchen was designed by Liam Murphy and built by Art of Kitchens