Subtlety on tap – this kitchen tap is designed not to stand out
The kitchen tap and sink in this minimalist home's kitchen have a quiet presence – after all they are almost the only clue to the kitchen's understated design which all but disappears into its wider context
This kitchen's farmhouse sink is in an unexpected material
Classic farmhouse sinks tend to be in chunky china, but not so in this kitchen, where the home's cladding provides material context for a farmhouse-style sink in stainless steel
Contemporary functionality combines with the good bones of classic cabinetry design – kitchens, sinks & taps
There are many ways to advance the specific look of your design and the not so humble kitchen sink is one of them. This kitchen has a classic meets lodge-style feel and the chunky farmhouse sink completes that picture
Kitchen renovation improves links to the outdoors and adds a new family seating area – kitchens, sinks
Restrained is not for everyone. This gleaming kitchen has an opulent presence and while chandeliers might be its crowning glory even the brass tapware acts a bit like jewellery in the design.
Strong materials and a simple layout are central to this kitchen with a semi-industrial aesthetic – kitchens, sinks & taps
Strong materials and a simple layout are central to this kitchen with a semi-industrial aesthetic – everything from the windows to the taps plays a part in the symmetrical design
Tall and handsome – kitchen, sinks and taps
Flat out can also be stand out. This dramatic kitchen is flat-out minimalist and that goes for the wall oven and the island hob and rimless sink too.
This kitchen reflects a rich materiality, with touches of brass seen in the tapware, cabinet handles, window latches, light fittings and the rustic brass wire cabinet grills.
Flush sinks and a hob welded flush into the rear stainless steel benchtop contribute to the pared back look of this kitchen by the Matisse design team.
Unless you need the exercise it makes good sense to create a compact tight work triangle in your kitchen. In this kitchen, the prepping sink is literally one step from the fridge, one step from the cooktop and one step from the integrated pantry to the far left.
Sinks & Taps
Great design is in the details – just ask the creator of this well-connected kitchen
Better in black – from the leather finished granite benchtops, to benchtop tapware, to even the light fittings, this contemporary kitchen is not shy of connecting with its surroundings
In this minimalist kitchen, the island tap takes on sculptural significance
Minimalist can still be material rich. A contributor in this pared back kitchen is the island's curvaceous Icon sink mixer in brass
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Commercial Design Trends Vol. 35/2C
The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.