“Thanks to a gorgeous combination of stone, two-pack fronts and display shelving with timber accents, this space sets the scene for absolute calm.”
The room was inspired by the beautifully “aged in place” terrazzo, and the K2 Kitchen System was the perfect choice to complement this material. Like the other Cantilever Interiors systems, it can be transformed to suit the needs of each individual, resulting in a user-centred design ethos for the company. This particular kitchen was built for Martina Gemmola, Melbourne based photographer. “The colour of the cabinetry was a big decision, as it’s so tempting to go with white and keep it minimal and appealing to the masses.”
The cabinetry was painted in Haymes Sage, which perfectly complements that stunning benchtop. Warmth was achieved thanks to the timber veneer on the display shelving and further echoed in the solid-timber window frames. Matte finishes and lightly textured brick further enhanced this contemporary yet calm environment.
Cantilever stainless-steel handles and square-line finger-pulls provide functionality and flexibility for integrated appliances, again adding to the flow of this room. The awareness of spatial orientation, workflow and appliance area is another thing Cantilever Interiors is known for.
Despite the room’s relatively small size, all the modern conveniences were still included, from the owners’ prized plumbed coffee machine to the inset compost bin.
“Working with the team as a client gave me even more appreciation for their skill, patience and drive. They really love what they do, and that shows through their work.”
Sustainable values are important to the owners of this kitchen. Thermal mass, cross-flow ventilation and aspect and orientation were all some of the challenges they worked through with Cantilever to ensure their kitchen had a wholistic outcome.
Designer and Manufacture Cantilever Interiors
EXPERT TIP: Consider material choice, texture and colour when adding warmth to your kitchen.
We love the stunning terrazzo benchtop that works in harmony with the cabinetry.
Passion Fruit Yo-Yo Biscuits
by Martina Gemmola
Tools: Measuring cup, Bowls, Baking Tray, Sift, fork, Baking paper, teaspoon
125g butter, chopped
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
¾ cup plain flour
¼ cup custard powder
50g butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp passionfruit pulp
Preheat oven to 160 degrees
Line 2 baking trays with paper
Combine the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Cutting room temperature butter into the mixture helps rub it together. Sift flour and custard powder over the mixture. Rub together by hand, or use a food processor. Mix in well, until you can form balls of mixture. If it is too sticky, add a little more flour.
Rolling the mixture into tubes and cutting with a knife, then rolling is a fast way to make sure the biscuits are about the same size. You want to end up with tsp size dough balls placed evenly on a tray. Dip a small fork into a plate of flour and press down on the ball to flatten and indent. This makes a nice pattern on the biscuit.
Bake for 15 mins or until lightly golden underneath.
Cool on a tray.
Mix together butter, icing sugar and pulp until you have a stiff icing mixture, add more icing sugar if it is not thick enough. Once the biscuits have cooled, spoon a small dollop on one biscuit and press another onto the top, matching up the fork marks.
For more information
Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Issue 26 Volume 3
Project Cantilever Interiors
Product K2 Kitchen System
Photography Martina Gemmola [Kitchen Shoot]
Photography Ari Hatzis [YoYo Shoot]
Styling Ruth Welsby