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The Dreamiest Kitchens In The World

Interiors

Despite our small population, Australia punches well above its weight on a global stage – particularly when it comes to interior design. No surprises, then, to see four Australian design firms take out major accolades in the global 2019 Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest!

From an impressive shortlist of projects, this year’s winners have just been announced. Australia made a clean sweep of the Contemporary category, taking out 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as The Small Spaces Kitchen award.

Today we tour these four outstanding Australian kitchens. Extreme kitchen envy ahead!

9th October, 2019

Contemporary Category, 1st Place Winner – NNH Residence by Mim Design. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary Convection Steam Oven, Contemporary M Series Single Oven + Warming Drawer, Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Contemporary Category, 1st Place Winner – NNH Residence by Mim Design. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary Convection Steam Oven, Contemporary M Series Single Oven + Warming Drawer, Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Contemporary Category, 1st Place Winner – NNH Residence by Mim Design. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary Convection Steam Oven, Contemporary M Series Single Oven + Warming Drawer, Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Mim Design, NNH Residence

Taking home the first place contemporary kitchen prize, Mim Design created a showstopping look for this open plan kitchen. As keen entertainers, the owners of the NNH residence needed a kitchen that could facilitate generous hosting, as well as function for their family, including two young boys. It needed to be robust, practical and high-end, all at once.

The kitchen orbits about the central island, which also offers a casual dining area. Timber veneer joinery and custom stainless steel hardware sit against the natural stone, resulting in a lux, yet minimal, user-friendly space.

Contemporary Category, 1st Place Winner
Miriam Fanning of Mim Design for NNH Residence

Contemporary Category, 2nd Place Winner – Canadian Bay by Kirstyn Lloyd of Maker + May. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary M Series Double Oven, Professional Gas Cooktop. Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Daniel Fuge.

Contemporary Category, 2nd Place Winner – Canadian Bay by Kirstyn Lloyd of Maker + May. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary M Series Double Oven, Professional Gas Cooktop. Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Daniel Fuge.

Contemporary Category, 2nd Place Winner – Canadian Bay by Kirstyn Lloyd of Maker + May. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary M Series Double Oven, Professional Gas Cooktop. Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Storage. Photo – Daniel Fuge.

Maker + May, Canadian Bay

It’s hard to believe that this fit-out was the first large-scale residential kitchen project of interior designer Kirstyn Lloyd from Maker + May. The brief was to deliver a space for a family with three small children, that was family-friendly without comprising on elegance.

Luxurious materials have been used throughout the space. The neutral tones of the gallery kitchen are anchored by the rich black timber joinery, complemented by the island made of Elba marble, and European oak. The Sub-Zero refrigerator is subtly integrated, cloaked by the Manasta Gray marble hood cover.. The open plan space sprawls into the living and dining area, making the kitchen the true heart of the home.

Contemporary Category, 2nd Place Winner
Kirstyn Lloyd of Maker + May for ‘Canadian Bay’

Contemporary Category, 3rd Place Winner – Armadale House by Chris Connell of Chris Connell Design. Featured product: Wolf Dual Fuel Range, Convection Steam Oven. Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigeration and Freezer. Photo – Earl Carter.

Contemporary Category, 3rd Place Winner – Armadale House by Chris Connell of Chris Connell Design. Featured product: Wolf Dual Fuel Range, Convection Steam Oven. Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigeration and Freezer. Photo – Earl Carter.

Chris Connell Design, Armadale House

This professional chef’s kitchen is a modern update to Victorian era home, designed as both a personal kitchen, and filming location for the owner. The space needed to accommodate from eggs on toast breakfasts, to film shoot days, and big sprawling dinner party evenings. The design focuses on maximizing functionality and versatility.

The room is centered on the two refrigerators which ground the space, framed by industrial stainless steel, oak cabinetry and marble countertops. Natural light floods the space through the generous skylight and windows, perfect for both long filming days!

Contemporary Category, 3rd Place Winner
Chris Connell of Chris Connell Design for ‘Armadale House’

The Small Spaces Kitchen Award – Copelen Street by Erika Lancini of Studio Lancini. Featured product: Wolf Contemporary E Series Oven, Contemporary Convection Steam Oven, Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigeration and Freezer. Photo – Peter Clarke.

Studio Lancini, Copelen Street

This flexible and functional space by Studio Lancini continues the aesthetics of the home into the kitchen, offering elegance and uninterrupted lines throughout the entire property.

Neutral shades are elevated with black accents, including ovens and cooktop, and a black glass sliding door that cleverly conceals a butler’s pantry. There are several hidden delights in this kitchen, including the Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer concealed behind panelled mirrors and cabinetry. These mirrors, along with the reflective stone surface, offer a sleek, streamlined look.

The Small Spaces Kitchen Award
Erika Lancini of Studio Lancini for ‘Copelen Street’

 

 

Sub-Zero and Wolf, pioneers in luxury refrigeration, wine preservation, and cooking appliances, proudly celebrate inspiring kitchen design through the global Kitchen Design Contest.

Designed for timeless appeal, these iconic brands bring substance to luxury, with the powerful combination of performance, design and dependability. Learn more at www.subzero-wolf.com.au

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