When they retired they decided to leave their large family home and move to a city apartment to be closer to the rest of their family. But the home they have created is no humble retirement flat. They’ve shown a bold vision in mixing the traditional style of their furnishings with the sleek, ultra-modern lines of a new Poggenpohl kitchen. Their local Poggenpohl dealer, Firma de Vis Gent, has been in business since 1957, and has previously created Poggenpohl kitchens for the owners’ former homes. Even though the location was new, the owners wanted to retain all the conveniences and facilities of their previous Poggenpohl kitchen. They briefed the design team that the kitchen had to be
integrated within the main living area and feature a large island that would include seating for informal dining. Their previous Poggenpohl kitchen had featured an aluminium finish but the owners decided to choose something different for their penthouse home. They saw the high-gloss combination of black and cubanit in the showroom and instantly fell in love with it. The design and planning process was smooth and harmonious. The team at Poggenpohl knew their tastes and preferences when it came to layout, and also had their previous kitchen specifications as a reference. The apartment was newly-built so all the fittings, from lighting to flooring, could be to the owners’ specifications.