Original design on two levels

This London townhouse was an ambitious project. It required masterful space planning, in what was a very challenging space set over two levels. The contemporary kitchen included subtle detailing and highlights of functional sculpture.

Curved kitchen designed by Splinterworks with a sculptural kitchen island
hidden led lighting on steps in white and oak kitchen designed by Splinterworks

A palette of crisp white, soft grey and warm oak

The clients’ desire was to be very modern, but with an inviting homeliness that is lacking in many minimal designs.

We used a palette of materials that balances the warm texture of oak with crisp white Corian, and the soft tone of grey quartz, with the harder glint of stainless steel.


Modern kitchen design over a split level with sculptural kitchen island.

Unification of space

We started by studying the lines of sight through the building to ensure the best possible connection between the kitchen, dining table and living area whilst maintaining views out across the mature garden. This achieved by creating a peninsula kitchen that protrudes out into the living area on a plinth, which we curved to soften its impact on the space.

Creative design on steps in this modern split level kitchen

Creative details

The palette was layered to allow the oak to punctuate the predominately white fascia of Corian at the plinths and in the handles, where we peeled the Corian back to reveal the oak laminates of the door.

Original design for modern kitchen built over a split level with a sculptural kitchen island
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