Our client wanted a unique, modern space that would pay tribute to the industrial history of the original factory building, yet remain an inviting space for entertaining, socialising and cooking.

The brief called for an industrial edge to match the vast scale of the building, and the very best appliances to match the first-class technology used throughout the rest of the home.

There was no question of compromise on quality, and the appliances had to be state-of-the-art products that would not get lost in the industrial design.

This project focused on designing an aesthetically pleasing, functional kitchen that complemented the industrial style of the building. The warehouse kitchen space needed to be impressive in its own right, without taking away from the main features of the open-plan living area.

Discipline at the early stages of the design process was crucial because there were no limitations on costs, materials or layout, therefore difficult to keep the overall design from endlessly evolving. A large component of the air-conditioning had to be seamlessly hidden within the design and the kitchen was required to make a bold, individual statement and yet remain in keeping with the eclectic feel of the home. Softening the overall look of the kitchen was also a challenge because of the industrial feel and the choice of materials.

Every facet of the kitchen, from the smallest tile to the largest appliance was carefully considered. A combination of creative design and flawless joinery made it possible to use diverse materials such as stainless steel, reclaimed timbers, marble and reflective surfaces alongside integrated state-of-the-art appliances created an urbane, inner-city space suitable for large-scale entertaining or relaxing.


Main bench & island Pietra Grey Square Edge Limestone
Island table Recycled Ironwood
Doors & plinth Bronze dipped Stainless Steel
Splashback Chrome tiles
Carcass Black Melamine Carcass
Bulkhead Clear lacquered steel
Lighting Incorporated in custom built rangehood
Drawer Runners Intivo Soft Close
Oven Wolf Dual Fuel Oven Wolf Red Knobs
Cooktop Wolf 2 Burner induction
Draw Warmer Wolf Fully Integrated
Steamer Wolf in bench Steamer
Range hood Qasair
Fridge Subzero Freestanding Fridge
Bar Fridge Subzero Fully Int. Wine Cooler
Water Filter Zip Sparkling & Billi Filter and Tap


2015 – Winner: Kitchen of the Year
HIA-CSR NSW Kitchen Awards

Judges’ comments
The Surry Hills kitchen is “an excellent execution of a heavy industrial design influenced kitchen. Handmade stainless steel bronzed dipped fronts in combination with heavy-duty riveted steel beams and recycled ironwood makes this kitchen feel naturally within the open plan warehouse environment. This kitchen challenged the builder with integration of air conditioner and vents in the bulk head, and showed quality workmanship in an eclectic environment

2015 – Winner: HIA-CSR NSW Large kitchen over 20 sqm
HIA-CSR NSW Kitchen Awards

Judges’ comments
A calm design in an otherwise eclectic space. A kitchen which symbolizes the heritage of the building. High functionality in a small space. This kitchen was executed with high quality and workmanship. This kitchen successfully reflects the industrial heritage of the building.

2015 – Winner: Designer of the Year
CMDA Australian Designer of the Year