SEA POINT | CAPE TOWN | 2018
Combining unusual colours and textures can have fascinating results. Don’t be afraid of thinking outside of the box when planning your kitchen design – the biggest limitation to achieving a desired look is your own imagination. If you allow your imagination to expand the possibilities are endless.
One would expect nothing other than stand-out style from acclaimed fashion design duo Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Garbiel Du Toit, and the kitchen in their Atlantic Seaboard property is most certainly cutting edge. The custom oxblood cabinetry makes a bold statement in the kitchen. But why stop there? The interior of the cabinets also stand out from the crowd with a liquorice lining.
Paired with a stainless-steel island featuring a state-of-the-art, down-draft induction hob, this truly is an fantastic example of the future of kitchen design. It really pays off to push the limits of conventional design and try something that hasn’t been done before.
State-of-the-art appliances are worth investing in. The down-draft induction hob (by Miele™) featured in this kitchen, ensures that food odours and excesive steam don’t engulf the surrounding open-plan living areas.
The sleek look of the island is kept in check by having the plumbing and electrics neatly hidden within the base sections of the island, keeping them accessible for maintenance.
A straight / one-wall layout is emmulated in this space, but perhaps the layout could be better described as an unconventional “inverted horse-shoe” (or inverted U-shaped) layout.
Instead of the cabinetry wrapping around the work space the work space and kitchen zones wrap around the cabinets (which have been arranged back to creating a block), creating the illusion of a straight layout.
IN THE MEDIA
Featured in the May/June 2019 issue of House and Leisure
It’s all angles for the architechtural style of fashion designers Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit’s Sea Point home in Cape Town, which encompases two spacious abodes and pools; simplicity reigns in the kitchen with cupboards made from Oriented Strand Board painted an oxblood hue. The brief for the stainless-steel island, which has a heat- and scratch-proof countertop, was for it to look like the control deck of Star Trek’s Uss Enterprise.
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