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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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An Award-Winning Contemporary Kitchen By Mim Design
HomesVicki Wilson

An Award-Winning Contemporary Kitchen By Mim Design

Australia

The elegant form and pragmatic spatial design of NNH Residence’s kitchen by Mim Design earned the Melbourne-based interiors practice first place in the Contemporary Kitchen Award category of Sub-Zero and Wolf’s biennial Kitchen Design Contest.


As frequent hosts, the owners of NNH Residence needed space. As a young family with boys, they needed a kitchen that would withstand daily use (and perhaps, a little misuse). And as homeowners, they desired a kitchen that was both practical and exuded timeless luxury. Combining elegant form with practical function was the primary hurdle, but with interior designer Miriam Fanning’s vision and oversight, the kitchen met all the fundamental needs of the clients.

For the owners and Fanning, the appliances were paramount. Even before the design was complete, Sub-Zero refrigeration and Wolf cooking appliances were selected. They were strong and robust, and integrated seamlessly into one appliance wall—an essential prerequisite for the clients.

Fanning took great care in curating a fluid and comfortable space. Continuity between the open-plan kitchen and living areas create a relaxed space for family and friends to gather and mingle while food is prepared. The impressive, bold island defines the space, staying proportionate to the scale of the kitchen, and offers a casual dining area. The island and the additional bench along the wall offers plentiful space for preparation, cooking, and storage.

Elegant yet practical materials truly steal the show. The timber veneer on the joinery pairs effortlessly with the custom stainless steel hardware and the black and stainless Wolf appliances. The show stopper, though, is the natural stone, creating a sort of vertical colour gradient—white backsplash, light grey island, and darker grey floors. The polished stone sets a luxurious tone and elegantly reflects light from the abundant windows.

The homeowners were overjoyed with a space that exuded luxury and familial warmth. Adeptly understanding the true needs and desires of her clients, Fanning successfully balanced function with artistry for a holistic, pleasing kitchen design.

Mim Design
mimdesign.com.au

Sub-Zero Wolf
subzero-wolf.com.au

Photography by Peter Clarke


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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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