Darren James wins 2011 Staron Design Awards Residential Category – edition 1
The winner of the Residential Category is Darren James of Darren James Interiors. Darren has been recognised for creating a beautiful kitchen space using Staron® Solid Surfaces.
When Darren began this project the owners wanted this space to create impact. So he created a layout that placed the work rooms (including a scullery, laundry and office) behind the main kitchen. This design feature ensured that the kitchen is a clean and minimalist showpiece that acts as a backdrop to the open plan living area.
Darren used Staron® in Aspen Glacier on the island bench that is the centre piece of the kitchen design. A seamless Staron® breakfast bar is also cleverly positioned and tucked away enough as not to detract from the overall design while still providing a functional designated meals area for the client’s young children.
The white-on-white colour scheme has been created with the use of Resene ‘Black White’ lacquer cabinetry and ‘Aspen Glacier’ Staron® benchtops. Their combined use gives the kitchen a crisp, seamless look that was highly sought after. “Staron® was selected as the material of choice for its seamless appeal and extreme durability”, Darren says.
Darren’s choice of stunning finishes that mix well with Samsung Staron® Solid Surfaces have created a striking kitchen space that is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. Congratulations to Darren and Darren James Interiors.
”A crisp clean use of Staron®, complementing the associated materials used in this residential design”,
Stephen Varady, Kann Finch Group
”Simple, elegant and streamline this kitchen explores the use of Staron® and its ability to be used as a surface and integrated for equipment”
”This beautifully detailed kitchen / dining nook is a successful project that demonstrates how Staron® Solid Surface can be used in a residential application to achieve a seamless, clean aesthetic that is durable and will stand the test of time’,