Kitchen Profile: A monolithic design

This sleek and dramatic monolithic design in a graphite hue with wood elements was developed to create a striking effect and fit with the bold architectural style of this newly extended home.


Louise Richardson worked closely with the architect Jason Coleman at Robert Dye Architects to develop the design which featured dark, matt lacquer wall units in Graphite with continuation over the ceiling and along the length of the wall to create uniformity and enhance the height and drama of the room.

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The entire back wall of units was created using custom sizing to take the units up to the ceiling and towards the skylight.  Close working with architects on exact measurements and detailing was vital to create the finished effect of the lining up of the units with the window reveal all across the kitchen.

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The striking Monolithic look is further enhanced by over hanging the doors to completely hide the plinth and create a small shadow gap between the doors and the poured concrete floor.

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A dramatic centre-piece of a large island in textured lava grey laminate (ALNO DUR) combines functionality and beauty.  Whilst the custom-designed seating area, a hand sourced, cut and finished, one-piece natural wood table made by Stefan Knopp in Austria dramatically crashes into the island block unifying the two materials and enhancing drama.

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