Life. Something that happens between meals.

26 November 2015

Megan Bond, co-owner and interior designer with OBJEK, sat down and told us all about what makes the kitchen the heart of the home.

What constitutes a great kitchen?

I would say it is finding that perfect balance of task and ambient lighting. Being able to see what one is preparing in a kitchen is crucial, but the lighting must still be gentle enough to want to spend time there, and more importantly encourage your loved ones to spend time in there with you.

As much as lighting and layout are integral to a well-functioning kitchen; the ambience and flow these days is of equal importance due to our open-plan, multifunctional and mostly quite social way of living.

What constitutes a great kitchen?

I would say it is finding that perfect balance of task and ambient lighting. Being able to see what one is preparing in a kitchen is crucial, but the lighting must still be gentle enough to want to spend time there, and more importantly encourage your loved ones to spend time in there with you.

As much as lighting and layout are integral to a well-functioning kitchen; the ambience and flow these days is of equal importance due to our open-plan, multifunctional and mostly quite social way of living.

 

What do you think makes a Blok Kitchen Unique?

Blok has strategic partnerships with a few brands, one of these being Smeg for all Blok kitchens. This immediately makes them stand out both in design and a qualitative way.

The Smeg cooker in anthracite in particular is pretty special and unique to a Blok kitchen and one that is immediately recognisable when one enters a Blok apartment kitchen.

The kitchens also feature a combination of open and closed shelving, a separate scullery/ wash up area to keep one’s kitchen looking clean at all time, and we’ve even gone so far as to introduce a new colour “greige” that is used in the kitchens mixed with white cabinetry to produce a beautiful warm ambience.