About this project
This project was all about bending time. We were asked to transform the former parlour of an eminent mansion into a kitchen, while safeguarding its historical essence.
The island is entirely created out of Nero Merquina marble. The material is used for the countertop, the drawers and also the cabinets to make the island stand out as one solid piece of this marvellous white-nerved marble. The gas burners are fitted directly into the countertop to break the lines of the material as little as possible. The robust island with the clean-cut elements provides a strong look within this elegant room.
To amplify the contrast with the island and light grey walls we gave the cabinets a deep dark colour and used rustic blue steel for the whole niche including the shelves. The kitchen is equipped with the best Gagganau appliances, all appliances are made to disappear into the walls.
In the middle of the kitchen counter we designed a hidden and sunken champagne cooler, which can be brought out to celebrate all special moments in life. The sink is custom-made with a polished olivewood cutting board on top to make it look like it is one with the island.
The result is a timeless space where the old and new meet seamlessly and cooking will be a joy for centuries to come.
Nero Merquina marble - island