The term ‘wow factor’ gets tossed around a lot in interior circles, but rarely is the concept executed as expertly as it is in this standout design by Enigma Interiors.
The sleek, sculptural island bench, constructed in Staron Bright White by Austaron Surfaces, would be equally at home in a modern art gallery and the effect of its geometrically inspired presence in this open-plan space is, quite simply, jaw-dropping.
Its cleverly angled shape allows legroom for the breakfast bar, and an integrated sink, with Staron sides and a brass base, ensures a seamless look, contrasted perfectly by a matt black mixer and a backdrop of dark cabinetry.
Here, joinery doors in black Wilsonart laminate and drawer fronts in textured Black Feelwood by Nikpol combine with mirrored display boxes and a marble and brass feature-tile splashback to form a polished yet highly practical cooking zone.
Meanwhile, at one end an open butler’s pantry hides a refrigerator, wine chiller, second sink, custom tea-towel niche and extra storage and bench space. It adds to the textural cohesion of the area with counter-to-ceiling sculptural tiling and timber-look features set within the dark shelving.
Considered task lighting, recessed within the joinery and hung from a bar above the island, enhances the room’s drama and a bank of geometrically patterned bar stools visually link the room to the adjoining dining area.
Design & build Lee Hardcastle (Enigma Interiors)
Photography John Downs
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