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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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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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Vicki Wilson

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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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