When a kitchen is a room within a room, standing in an open living area, the owners can choose whether they want it to blend into its surroundings or make a bold design statement. In the case of this Japanese home, owned by a husband and wife in their fifties, the kitchen provides a strong and dramatic focal point. For the lady of the household, the choice of Poggenpohl was originally inspired by a colour. Viewing the work of artist Robert Heindel one day, she saw what she described as a 'great red' and was delighted to encounter the same shade a little later when visiting a Poggenpohl showroom.
The sight of that particular shade, and Poggenpohl's reputation for quality, helped seal the decision. At the time, the couple were in the process of moving from a high-rise condominium to a house they'd commissioned on a plot of inner-city land. Design is important to the owners and they spent a long time perfecting the specification and fit-out of their house. The result is inspiring, individual and engaging. With the expert assistance of their Poggenpohl designers, they chose a layout and specification that draws the eye without dominating the room. The gloss surface reflects the light and adds to the sense of openness.