Fisher & Paykel teamed up with award-winning Mint Kitchens in Melbourne and Minosa Design in Sydney to makeover the kitchen of Janet Nagly, winner of our Grand Designs Live promotion. With the design phase completed, it's only a matter of weeks before Janet's 'Modern Zen' dream kitchen becomes a reality. Check back to see the progress.
Meet Mint Kitchen Group, Melbourne
As Victoria's most awarded kitchen designers, the Mint Kitchen Group has won more than 20 national awards over the past two years. With five showrooms across Melbourne, Mint Kitchens Group philosophy is deliberately client focused. "We listen carefully to our clients to understand what they want to achieve from their new kitchen to ensure they get the design that's going to suit the way they live within their budget," says owner and Managing Director, Frank Iaria. Mint Kitchens designers consider details to optimise space, storage and work flow, bringing together colours, textures and styles that visually appeal to the individual tastes of the client.
Meet Minosa Design, Sydney
Minosa Design is a family owned, award-winning business that works closely with clients to deliver a quality end result that will not only last the test of time as far as style goes, but also the heavy workload of daily life. "Our eye is on delivering our customers the best possible solution for their needs," says principal, Darren Genner. Minosa Design prides itself on designing and constructing beautiful, bespoke kitchen spaces that are both functional and enduring. Their motto: "to pursue excellence within our market and to always remain focused on the people who allow us to create - you."
Headland House Kitchen
Enviably positioned on a headland on Waiheke Island in New Zealand with views in all directions, this house was the 2013 winner of Home of the Year.
Designed in New Zealand
Our appliances are designed in New Zealand, specifically with Australasians in mind. New Zealand's physical separation from the rest of the world gives us the space to dream, to imagine. Something new, something better.
Unique Drawer-Based Design
The transition from cupboards to drawers that transpired in kitchen design in the last decade, lead Fisher & Paykel to refine ergonomics and usability of its appliance design. The result is class leading DishDrawer™ dishwashers and CoolDrawer™ that gives you complete design freedom.
A History of Innovation
Since our founding in 1934, we have grown into a global, design-led company that has brought endless innovation and technology to appliances including but not limited to ActiveVent™ system in our ovens that cooks food perfectly to ensure the ideal moisture content in your food, to ActiveSmart™ technology in our refrigerators that sense and respond to daily use in an intelligent way.
We have won a number of prestigious international and local awards recognising our passion and commitment to design across a number of cooking products:
- Australia International Design Award - Gold Award awarded to our 76cm Pyrolytic Built in oven
- Red Dot Design Award - Product Design awarded to our Next Generation 60cm Pyrolytic Oven, Gas on Glass range (select models), new Touch&Slide Induction cooktop range.
Head of Industrial Design
The kitchen has not only evolved but moved. No longer a place for one person at the back of the house, it has gradually moved to occupy the centre of the home. It's also changed function.
Meet the Maker
"We saw that the oven is the heart of the kitchen and that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is no longer the room at the back of the house - it is the hub of social activity."