Harnessing the elements: kitchen design


This kitchen design is influenced by the classic elements earth, fire, water and air


“The four elements — earth, fire, water and air — were the brief and inspiration for this kitchen. Each element is reflected in this understated design to create an oriental delight. Earth is embodied in the grey stone-look floor tiles, the Walnut Caesarstone benchtops and the soft tones of the Miele Mink-finish appliances.

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Fire is the hot Orange Drop glass splashback, which visually burns through the custom-charred American oak. Water is the Hettich handles with their arresting ripple effect. Finally, air is realised with the fresh, light palette adorning the walls and essastone benchtops. The kitchen is set apart by its innovative details.

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The cabinets celebrate the use of simple materials, employing their textures, thicknesses and finishes to create visual impact. With the inclusion of seating around three sides of the island bench, an open, casual dining and entertaining space was created within this family kitchen. The result is a design that beautifully marries contemporary, minimal and modern themes in a practical family space.”

Designer: Marija Novosel for Jag Kitchens

Project details

Cabinet doors Angus style in Haymes Warm Olive
Internal hardware Hettich, Häfele
Handles Hettich finger grip
Benchtop essastone in Crystal Chalk
Splashback Glass in Orange Drop
Oven, cooktop, rangehood and dishwasher Miele
Lighting LED warm white
Floor Porcelain tiles

For more information

Address: 25 Anzac Highway, Keswick SA
Phone: 08 8371 1420

Originally from Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Volume 22, No 3