In high-end kitchens, it's not all about the looks. Take Principia by Arclinea for instance; it features useful deep drawers with customisable organisers, allwood larders, and peninsula tables. The wooden door handles, as well as base units, feature Principia PVD steel — an essential material in Arclinea’s designs, as it is durable and hygienic. 

PVD (physical vapour deposition) is a process which treats the steel with colour and makes it less vulnerable to corrosion. 

Chosen for their sophistication and endurance, these materials create a warm ambience in this culinary workspace. A suspended base gives the illusion of space and makes way for ambient lighting, too.

And for the kitchen island, ample overhead storage space was combined with functional lighting.

The designer of Principia understands the kitchen beyond its functionality. “It’s how we move inside it and relate to it – it’s emotional,” he says. He pairs the refined – think smooth, bronze-finished stainless steel and thick white marble – with the rough, as seen in the woodgrain on Principia’s worktops and cabinetry. 

Principia by Arclinea is available in black, bronze and champagne finishes. Check it out at Unique Kitchen Fusion, #01-02 Winsland House II, 163 Penang Road, tel: 6332-3122.