I was contacted by a well-known Belgian fashion designer to convert a part of his house into a utility room. Just like the rest of the house, this space is very high. In order to connect the room to the rest of the house in a natural way I mostly looked at the height when designing the pantry.
No panels or corpuscles were used for the cabinets. Everything was made of solid wood, including the back and door panels that have been scraped to bring more life and detail to the surface. The sink was cast in granito, after a custom-made wooden mold. In order to slim down the whole, I chose to make the upper cabinets stand out a little. The lighting has been integrated into the bottom of the upper cabinet. Two twisted towel rails have been attached to either side of the lower sections. The display cases were made out of old recuperation glass, that has the typical effect of hand-blown glass.
I opted to paint the pantry in two different shades of matte satin Farrow & Ball lacquer in order to increase the sense of space. The inside is off-white, the outside biscuit. The result is an authentic space that looks as though it has always been there. Thanks to the use of timeless materials and authentic production techniques, the space is resistant to stand the times.