Japanese Inspired East St Kilda Kitchen – Rogerseller

This large, modern kitchen replaced an area previously occupied by two rooms to create a multi-functional space where the family can gather to cook, socialise and do schoolwork. Having lived in Japan, the clients wanted the kitchen to reflect a dark palette that resonated with the finishes in the rest of the space, such as shou sugi ban charred timber wall cladding on the far wall.

Designed for a family of avid cooks, the kitchen is as beautiful as it is practical. The kitchen island in black brushed flamed granite incorporates a flush mounted Gaggenau induction cooktop to create a spacious and easily accessible cooking area. The practical island also extends into a dining table, which is made with Italian elm timber veneer, to match other elements in the kitchen. The natural wooden surface provides a striking contrast to the dark textures incorporated throughout the space, such as the anthracite finish of the 200 series oven and steam oven, showcased elegantly in the steel structured lacquer oven tower.

The Japanese aesthetic, German engineering, premium functionality and practical, family-centric layout make for a timeless, multi-functional family space that enables a suite of diverse activities.