The apartment is located on the fourth floor of one of Melbourne’s most sought-after properties, a five-year-old boutique development on St Kilda Road surrounded by the Botanical Gardens. The owners spend much of their year in Hong Kong and this is a perfect home away from home for them. They bought the apartment as a bare shell and commissioned the internal fit-out from start to finish. Their search for a kitchen to measure up to their high standards took them to Poggenpohl Melbourne.
Their designer recalls that his clients weren’t initially convinced that Poggenpohl could meet their vision for the apartment. The breakthrough came when he proposed a bespoke combination of two Poggenpohl ranges: +MODO, with its floating worktop
and open drawers, was selected for the central island unit while +INTEGRATION is used for kitchen furniture that needed to visually blend in with the rest of the apartment.
The brief was to create a kitchen which would dominate the designated space and provide a strong focal point for the entire apartment. It also had to be a working kitchen with a designated clean-up/coffee area, two dishwashers, an instant hot water tap and wine fridges. The clients were clear on their cooking needs: as devotees of Asian and fusion cookery they needed a powerful wok burner combined with an induction hob. An oven sits beside a steam oven and warming drawer to complete the cooking options.