Black Russian

There’s a restrained colour palette in this Russian country home. The owners briefed their architects to create a modern, minimalist home that makes the best possible use of its country setting. Inside, high-gloss black creates a dramatic backdrop to the flowers, objets d’art and plants.

For the family – a husband and wife with two daughters – the natural surroundings of the forest provide them with a daily, ever-changing spectacle. Their home, built five years ago, features large floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood into the living area. Their brief to the architects was to create a simple, elegant home without excessive adornment or detail. As it was a new-build, the owners were also able to specify the very latest in technology – including a Poggenpohl kitchen. They chose Poggenpohl because of its reputation for quality, knowing that the company has been making kitchens for over 120 years. They saw the

kitchen as an investment both for the home and their own wellbeing. Five years later they feel that the result met their needs perfectly. They also single out the Poggenpohl design team for praise. They listened to their requirements, worked with the design and colour scheme of the house and offered many suggestions and insights. The family enjoys Russian, Italian and Oriental cuisine and the kitchen has become the natural centre of their home. After a long working day it’s a place where they meet before preparing an evening meal. They also enjoy entertaining friends, so they make good use of the kitchen’s facilities.

Poggenpohl´s high-gloss black creates a dramatic backdrop to the flowers, objets d’art and plants
Black sur black, with aluminum small notes to outline silhouettes
The Poggenpohl drawer system is designed so that a glance can reveal everything
Poggenpohl´s high-gloss black creates a dramatic backdrop beautifully within its environment
Poggenpohl Brandbook - Russia St. Petersburg - Customer Kitchen Living Area
Poggenpohl Brandbook - Russia St. Petersburg - Customer Kitchen
Poggenpohl Brandbook - Russia St. Petersburg - Customer Kitchen House Exterior Shot

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