Best kitchen in the world beats three Kiwi contenders

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The winning kitchen in the SBID International Design Excellence Awards was designed by Diane Berry Kitchens in Sussex, UK. The centrepiece is a golden glass and granite island with solid tapered ends.

The table is an extension of the island and features a similar granite top.

Two Sub-Zero fridges have been sprayed to complement the black glass cabinets, which are framed with golden glass.

The kitchen is flooded with natural light from large windows and a fully glazed ceiling.

The design is in the detail.

Barbecue-style facilities are provided at one end of the long perimeter benchtop, near the door that opens up the space to the outdoors.

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A luxurious kitchen in Sussex has beaten three Kiwi finalists in the prestigious SBID International Design Excellence Awards in the UK.

The kitchen, designed by Diane Berry Kitchens, is at the heart of an open-plan living area that’s perfect for entertaining.

The centrepiece is an L-shaped island made from granite and golden glass that glows against a stunning backdrop of black glass cabinetry. Bespoke Sub-Zero refrigerators were sprayed to complement the cabinets, which are framed with golden glass to match the island.

The table is an extension of the island and features a similar granite top.

The table is an extension of the island and features a similar granite top.

One end of the island features a lower table in the same granite, with an angled support that matches the detail on the island ends. The table is positioned so the owners can enjoy great views of the garden.

The company says the tall windows have infinity worktops that meet the very edge of the frame so the garden and room blend seamlessly. There’s also a cosy TV area, a walk-in pantry and cocktail unit.

The New Zealand kitchens that made the shortlist for the awards were projects by Robin Caudwell of Design CK in Hamilton, who travelled to London for the awards ceremony, Damian Hannah of German Kitchens in Wellington, and Simone van der Plas of Encompass Ideas Interior Design & Architecture in Wellington.

 – Stuff

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