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Marble, wood, concrete and stainless steel combine to give this kitchen a powerful presence

Natural marble and concrete make for complementary surfaces in this modern kitchen by architect David Kane of Pepper Design. Discover this article's resources 0


For this dramatic yet minimalist kitchen, the owners asked Pepper Design to create a kitchen befitting their architectural home overlooking a sprawling golf course.

The owners fell in love with the +Artesio concept from Poggenpohl, so it was up to Pepper Design to blend it into a minimalist space, says architect David Kane.

“A classic white finish was selected for the doors to frame the hero element which is the dark wood cladding and stainless steel panels to the rear wall,” says Kane. “The steel panels house the tap, power points and switches so the benchtop is clutter free.”

Despite the clean, sculptural aesthetic, attention to fine detail on the design was all-important. For example, the corner bench seat and table match the finish of the kitchen. Even the stitching on the leather seats was measured to run in 130mm increments to match the measurements of the panelled wall.

“We designed the pantry/appliance area with clear, light shelves to maximise the feeling of spaciousness – these were fitted to the raw concrete walls.”


The marble wrapping the island was selected by the homeowners and this organic-look material is an important part of the material composition and impact of the kitchen.

First published date: 22 May 2018

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Kitchen designer David Kane and Nikki Rankin, Pepper Design
Architect Mark Granger, Chris Vandyke Design
Builder Nathan Verri Design and Build
Cabinetry +Artesio by Poggenpohl
Splashback Pine Terra veneer
Hardware +Motion Drive by Poggenpohl
Benchtops 12mm ­ Blanco Zeus by Silestone
Kitchen sink Eisinger Sink ­ from Poggenpohl
Island finish Natural marble
Oven, cooktop, fridge Siemens
Ventilation Sirius
Dishwasher Gaggenau, from Pepper Design
Awards Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) – Kitchens – Winner