Industrial kitchen style: Q&A with architects Andrea Bell and Andrew Kissell
An industrial-style kitchen fits right into this Auckland home designed by Andrea Bell and Andrew Kissell
How did you choose the material palette?
We wanted an industrial feel, so the benchtops are 6mm-thick mild steel. The cabinetry against the concrete wall is Trans-Tex, which is used on truck decks. It’s a rich, dark brown that gives warmth to the space. The Trans-Tex cabinetry carries through to the laundry to connect and extend both spaces. On the island, the steel benchtop folds down at the ends and has simple dressed pine plywood to the drawer and cupboard faces, as well as the island recess. We used pine ply for the cabinetry and as wall and ceiling linings in other parts of the house, so it all links together.