Studio & Gallery located at:
Corner Parkhouse and Michelle Roads
Unit 5/26 Parkhouse Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 343-6722
Fax: (03) 343-6733
PO Box 36 113, Merivale, Christchurch
For practical reasons the client chose glass. For aesthetic balance we chose Pacific Ice. We needed a finish which would be both clean lined and earthy, Pacific Ice delivered.
This glass work requires a strong environment for it to work in with
An interesting texture which clearly does not produce the mirror like finish which we get from most glass splashbacks, in this instance that is good result.
The Kitchen which is very stylish and contemporary and of course functional is really helped by the weight which the texture gives, almost anchoring it which is an enormous transition from the minimalist/contemporary approach which we are more familiar with.
The advantages are somewhat obvious we don’t have to avoid eye contact with ourselves first thing in the morning, and I acknowledge not everyone will see this as a benefit.
Any imperfection like a spot of cooking oil will be far less obvious if not invisible.
Whilst this is a very brave colour combination with greys, black and Red, and particularly noting the size of this splash back, the kitchen overall is well weighted.
This texture provides a finish which hints of heavily embossed wallpaper. But unlike wallpaper can not be locked into a time frame, ie oh thats the wall paper that was around in the early 90s etc etc.
Its quite curious really, with the non-mirror like face and the pattern whcih angles itself across the surface as opposed to the perfectly symetrical presentation that we have been conditioned into accepting.
This is a very 2010 kitchen in a not so new, not so old house. It was easy to keep the palette clean or inject or more mildly infuse colour.
But not this time, this needed something that would marry the kitchen to the house.
I am very happy with the result here,