Kitchen Noire

17 Jan 19

The refurbishment of a West London warehouse offered designer Gary Moor of DesignSpace London an exceptional creative opportunity.  The client’s brief was, simply, “A contemporary black scheme with a marble splashback.”

Beyond that, Gary had carte blanche to create a spectacular kitchen to sit at the physical centre of the lofty open plan space.  Occupying this pole position, it had to make a bold architectural statement, concealing function within form.

A floor to ceiling column of handleless cabinetry acts as a partial room divider, housing the ovens, fridge, diswasher and storage as well as a fully integrated larder.  Its inset wet zone, clad in white Statuario marble and Glacier White Corian, draws the eye as if it were a work of art.

The monolithic central island has yet more storage as well as housing an induction hob, making it the primary working area of the kitchen.  A sleek Nero Assoluto granite worktop runs seamlessly down to the floor on either side, heightening the sculptural feel of the kitchen.  Extending out from the island, the slatted oak dining table draws the eye to the far end of the apartment: its scarlet chairs act as a counterpoint, visually anchoring it within the kitchen space.

Black aluminium meets black veneered oak and black granite. This kitchen is undoubtedly black - but by using a palette of different textures, Gary Moor’s design achieves a masterful lightness within the space.

Tall cabinets: Modulnova’s ‘Blade’ in Grafite aluminium
Worksurface: Glacier White Corian
Splashback: Statuario marble
Island: Modulnova’s ‘Fly’ in Nero Oak veneer
Worksurface: Nero Assoluto 
Table: Solid Oak