Vance’s Kitchen – Pyrmont

Vance’s galley kitchen lacked practical storage with an outdated layout that didn’t flow. Vance approached Matter to maximise the available storage with a more cohesive layout to suit his evolving needs in the years ahead. He allowed near free reign over design and materials, with one simple request that each are equally contemporary and functional.

Our design solution combines hard-wearing Blackbutt plywood and grey Forescolor MDF for the door and drawer fronts with laminate- face plywood carcasses. As the MDF has a full colour core, we added a new handle design that cut into the face on a taper, enabling a larger finger-pull and play of light on the surface. Solid Blackbutt handles and vertical partitions are a contemporary take on traditional frame and panel doors. For a touch of indulgence, we added beautifully dramatic Faustina quartzite bench tops and splashbacks from Artedomus.

All lower cupboards were replaced with drawers featuring adjustable partitions and a large pull-out Kesseböhmer pantry to ensure food is easily accessed. The oven and microwave were moved next to the stove area and raised for better accessibility. A bench top appliance nook hides away Vance’s kettle and toaster behind a custom-made Blackbutt tambour door. We also replaced a section of overhead cupboards with slatted shelving and a mirrored backing that reflects natural light to open up the tight space. Lastly, we added a pull-up bench at the end of the galley to allow Vance all the surface area he needs to continue to cook meals with complete ease.

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