The Curator’s Kitchen


With Phillip Nel & Heinrich Van Zyl, Ohkre Collective

In the world of luxury residential designs, the kitchen isn’t just for cooking — it’s the heart of the home. The curation of intimate spaces follows a journey of seamlessly blending style with practicality, transforming everyday moments into something extraordinary. For us, the kitchen is no exception and forms a key part of the residential design practice. But what constitutes our ideal kitchen curation?

Harmony of form and function

Fundamental to our approach is achieving a harmonious balance between form and function, which we pursue by infusing our insights with our distinct personal charm. Serving as the focal point of culinary creativity, shared moments between family, and social gatherings, a kitchen isn’t quite right without thoughtful layouts, ergonomic considerations, and intuitive functionality. Through meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship, our idea of the perfect kitchen integrates high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, and ample storage, ensuring both visual elegance and practical efficiency.

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Expressive elements

As part of the very basics of design, and yet capable of great influence, colours and shapes are instrumental in crafting the atmosphere of a culinary space. Our design ethos embraces a palette of sophisticated hues and playful accents to imbue each kitchen with its unique character. Whether it’s the sleek lines of a contemporary island or the warmth of natural textures, every element is carefully selected to evoke a sense of refined luxury that highlights personal style.

Illuminating the details

Lighting plays a pivotal role in accentuating the beauty and functionality of the perfect kitchen. From statement pendant lights to discreet under-cabinet illumination, the selection of lighting fixtures is guided by a commitment to creating layers of ambience while enhancing visual comfort. Understanding the transformative power of lighting is essential to leveraging it to your advantage – using it to accentuate architectural features and elevate the overall aesthetic appeal of the space.

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Fine materials and culinary innovation

Our approach to selecting materials and integrating culinary innovation is driven by a passion for excellence, an approach we believe helps pave the path to an impeccable kitchen. A discerning eye for exquisite materials, from luxurious marble countertops to meticulously crafted artisanal tiles, ensures that every aspect of a kitchen exudes quality and sophistication. Additionally, the seamless incorporation of culinary technology enhances the cooking experience, embracing state-of-the-art innovations that elevate both efficiency and enjoyment.

Timeless design

Timeless design is the hallmark of every luxury kitchen. Abstaining from short-lived trends in favour of enduring aesthetics, we appreciate clean lines, refined finishes, and understated opulence. Design should stand as an enduring testament to excellence, achievable through a commitment to craftsmanship and quality, ensuring that each space remains captivating and relevant for years to come.

Style, functionality, and timeless elegance – these lay the foundation for the kitchens that exude excellence through every detail. With a focus on creativity, innovation, and superior craftsmanship, our version of perfect is found in the aim to exceed expectations and deliver kitchens that inspire joy and satisfaction for generations to come.

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