New Zealand Trends Trends Volume 32 No 5 New Zealand - Page 16

Upon reflection This black back-painted glass kitchen is matched with Smeg’s latest Linea appliances and sink search | save | share at Close reflection goes into every great kitchen design but this project took the concept literally. The owners wanted a black, high-gloss kitchen that would reflect the home’s beautiful harbour and city views, says designer Damian Hannah. “To achieve this, we created the cabinetry, splashback and benchtops in almost mirror-finish black back-painted glass. An all black kitchen can be overpowering so we added aluminium recessed cabinet handles and matching brushed aluminium toekicks to soften the black.” While the shiny black surfaces command attention, this kitchen is also highly functional.