“The design for this extraordinary galley metal clad kitch- en with integrated granite sink and bar was influenced by the client’s lifestyle. The NY private residence was de- signed to accentuate the home gallery-like atmosphere and to harness the client’s extraordinary contemporary art collection. Based on the museum quality that the res- idence reflects and its location on the Highline in NYC, clean architectural lines and bold minimalist finishes were incorporated into the kitchen and the entire apart- ment. The materials used to create the ultimate minimal- ist galley kitchen were solid black metal, leather finish granite, integrated sink and backsplash, punctuated with custom black minimalist Dornbracht kitchen fitting and ebonized wood flooring. “
— Charles Allem, Director of Design C.A.D. International
We like clean lines and functionality in our kitchens. For this private residence in Miami Beach, we worked closely with the ITALKRAFT team to optimize the kitchen, and the result is a stunning work of art! Our clients were very satisfied, and the execution of the work was seamless and well-integrated with the appliances.
What drove the design was the sense of openness and simplicity while optimizing the functionality. The kitchen enjoys the views of Biscayne Bay and integrates well with the family room space, and allowing for catering events, we designed pocket doors that permit the kitchen to be closed off.
— Reinaldo Borges, Principal – CEO Borges Architects + Associates
When I first sit to begin designing a kitchen, my biggest influence is the architecture of the home. I really feel that the kitchen should feel as if it is a part of the architecture and language of the home itself. If the home is very modern with clean lines, I want to make sure my kitchen responds to that and continues the same design sense. Currently one of my favorite things to do in kitchen design is to add little details in metal that don’t overwhelm the design but add something special. I feel that it is these little details that make all the difference. We also like to mix and match a lacquer and wood finish to give a bit of contrast throughout the kitchen. These same materials and finishes will continue throughout the home and set the tone for the rest of the house.
I think one of the biggest trends these days in kitchen design is the many options that have come about for countertop materials. Our clients are tending to lean more towards materials that will hold up better and last longer than natural stones. Man made quartz, acrylic, porcelain, and other composite materials all come in hundreds of colors, textures, and finishes. You can now find these man made materials that look just like real marble but are indestructible and much less expensive than the real thing. I think this has become very popular and the materials only keep getting better. This same material has also become quite popular for bathrooms and we have seen it being used more and more.
— Thomas Diverio, Dunagan Diverio Design Group
“Our Tropical Modern style emphasizes indoor-outdoor living that has Zen-like qualities. Interior elements of a residence should reflect the architecture and the mood it exudes. The furniture should be designed as a piece of art that reflects what the architecture is trying to convey.”
— Ralph Choeff, Founding Principal
Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design