Expresso's studio has been made over by Andy De Klerk Cabinet Works. The design is more functional and environmentally friendly. We spoke to senior designer Warren Franken:
Where did you get the inspiration for this type of design? A: - woodwork work Bench concept - in the kitchen, practical environment - easy to locate items in the kitchen
Q: Tell us about the shape and layout of this kitchen? A: - Traditional style of ADK Cabinetworks combined with European contemporary - Warmth of the bamboo and satin finishes - Heart of a home is the kitchen - space to cook easily and entertain at the same time - will work in small and large spaces - position of utility cupboard
Q: What's unique about this design? A: - The Paperstone working space in between the hobs - about the Paperstone - Bamboo prep bowl below cutting board ( show ) - Satin glass drawer fronts to locate items in the drawers - Close up utility cupboard doors to create a clean space
- Carbonised strand woven bamboo - most sustainable material and grows quicker than any other hard wood - oiled to bring out the natural beauty of the wood - carcass is also bamboo
2. Second.Life tops - 89% recycled stone - waste collected within a 500km radius from the factory - product undergoes a quarterly analysis to ensure all environmental aspects are maintained at
the highest standard during the manufacturing process. - durability and aesthetic appeal is of highest standard and not compromised during processing - honed and sealed for warmer natural look - the product is available in 5 neutral colours, determined by the natural colour of the stone waste (chalk, sand, ash, clay and charcoal) - suitable for bathroom and kitchen tops, wall cladding and flooring - we have implemented water and waste recycling systems in our factory as we feel it is an important way to move forward in our industry.
3. Recycle Bin system - on prep side where it is easily accessible - one compartment for general waste: items that you cannot recycle - second compartment for recycling: plastic, tin metal - important tip to remember is all items must be washed and dried before it is placed into the bin to prevent it from smelling - all waste is taken to recycling plants where it is sorted by local communities. This is a bonus as it creates employment.