The clients brief was to create a slick, linear feel with strong horizontal emphasis, with a workstation for her computer. Rosewood veneer was book matched and chosen to echo a treasured rosewood dining table at the other end of the room. A pale blue spashback links in with her dining chairs and a feature wall supporting artwork. The high gloss Parapan doors with a mirror finish contrast with the rustic travertine floor. The computer work station is hidden behind two tall veneered gliding doors, with glass display cabinets either side. The worktop is shark-nose edged Silestone Blanco Maple.
Solid acrylic Parapan allows interesting thermoformed shapes to be created. Here, the strong curve on the island deliberately echoes the curved corner cabinet. Corian was the ideal material for the worktops as it allowed a bigger shape without joins, and also a rebate for the LED lighting, which subtly lights up the breakfast bar area.