Kitchen Trends

Wood, concrete and steel work together to bring a mix of surfaces to today's kitchen. Let cooking become a tactile experience.

Kitchen by Varenna from Studio Italia.



Think outside the box with your daily crockery. Don’t settle for standard white plates and bowls if that doesn’t make your heart sing. Opt for unique shapes, pattern or colour. 

1. Houston Design Co ceramics from $24, from Let Liv.


Subtle hues provide contrast within  industrial-style kitchens. Mix rough and soft materials and think natural with colour and form.

2. Spoonless container by Menu, $59, from Let Liv.
3. Storage jar by Menu, $99, from Let Liv.

Designer Storage

Refined-rustic aesthetics and raw materials in contrasting textures bring modernity to today’s kitchen. A hint of black helps anchor the look visually, while steel brings an element of the industrial. Plenty of storage ensures benchtops remain clutter-free.
This beautiful kitchen has the kind of well-designed storage that is a home chef’s dream.

4. SPACE TOWER pantry solution by Blum

5. Block table in white, $580, from Design Denmark

Store your daily kitchen essentials on a beautiful trolley and you’ll have them at hand whether you’re eating inside or out. No more running to-and-fro to the pantry.


Style and practicality combine with Methven’s Centique Hi-Rise Vegie Spray Sink Mixer. Its swivel spout gives 360-degree control of water flow and the extendable hose is ideal for hard-to-reach areas.

6. Methven’s Centique Hi-Rise Vegie Spray Sink Mixer

Modern Simplicity

With its reflecting black glass and polished metal trim, it isn’t just style that gives the Fisher & Paykel 60cm 11-Function Pyrolytic built-in oven its merits. It has a 77-litre internal capacity that holds 30 per cent more than traditional ovens and includes a self-cleaning function.

7. Fisher & Paykel 60cm 11-Function Pyrolytic built-in oven


Change the way you think about convenience. The Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer changes from fridge to freezer at the touch of a button. It can be placed to fit seamlessly in the kitchen or entertainment area. Fitting in among sleek, handle-free cupboards and drawers, it’ll give your kitchen sophisticated simplicity.

8. Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer.


9. Teapot by Menu, $164, from Simon James Concept Store 

10. Glasses by Monmouth, $55 each, from Tessuti

11. Egg cup, $16, Father Rabbit

12. Chopping board, $109, Father Rabbit

Take inspiration from nature and let wood soften the hard lines in your kitchen. From egg cups to traditional chopping boards, it’s easy to be inspired.

13. Herb planter, $99, from Design Denmark.





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Compiled by Catherine Steel