Fisher & Paykel's philosophical approach to the social kitchen - a kitchen thought about in zones rather than a rigid working triangle - influenced much of the approach to how the kitchen was laid out and how it was integrated with the rest of the house. A flexible and open kitchen, dining and living space became the anchor of the house, creating a seamless flow between the kitchen, the other interior spaces, as well as, significantly, to the outside.
The cooking zone along the back wall has the 90cm Built-in Oven and 90cm Gas on Glass Cooktop within the practical stainless steel benchtop giving ample prep space on either side of the stove. The breaklines of the drawers were set to match the finishing lines of the appliances. For the 90cm Built-in Oven, two 60cm Tall DishDrawers™ and the CoolDrawer™, this set the lower line of the middle drawer at 480mm. Inset aluminium Halliday and Baillie handles added a subtle additional material to the kitchen, underscoring a robust, industrial aesthetic as well as emphasising the horizontality of the kitchen.