Designlink is a collaborative showroom in Queenstown and the home of Matisse and Premier Appliances. QT Magazine spoke to both businesses about their products and process of design featuring an award-winning Matisse kitchen.
What is the process of designing a kitchen when working with Matisse and Premier Appliances?
Matisse offers an in-house kitchen design service working alongside Premier Appliances to bring together the very best in luxury kitchen design. The design team at Matisse has over 30 year’s combined experience in designing residential and multi-unit kitchens. Matisse works closely with clients, their architects and their interior designers from initial concept through to the final design, production of working drawings and tenders. Project management and installation are also included in the overall service offering.
Premier Appliances offers a tailored client experience for an extensive range of luxury appliances, working hand-in-hand with the partnered kitchen designer or clients to take the guess work out of the selection process.
What was the client’s brief and inspiration for the featured kitchen?
From the initial meeting, it was clear the owners had a love for the look of timber joinery combined with a love of entertaining. The space itself was tight, so integrating a formal kitchen with a casual seating area was a requirement for the design. To achieve this, the Matisse designer chose Arclinea’s collection of Convivium cabinetry which provides an integrated design solution for both functionality and entertaining.
For the choice of appliances, the family required a high-end appliance specification which would accommodate day to day functionality in addition to meeting the needs for formal entertaining. Gaggenau was the perfect balance of luxury with high performance to complement the Arclinea design.
What brands, products and materials are used?
This kitchen showcases Matisse’s Arclinea range of Convivium and Lignum et Lapis in a Natural Touch Oak Veneer. Arclinea is one of the world’s most prestigious kitchen suppliers designed by renowned and leading Italian architect Antonio Citterio.
Premier Appliances feature the iconic Gaggenau 400 series collection oven, Pyro, Combi, coffee machine and a bench ventilation unit with a Gaggenau induction cooktop, dishwasher and Liebherr Fridge.
Where are Matisse and Premier Appliances ranges based for clients to discuss design inspiration, samples, product specs or tech details?
Designlink is a collaborative design hub which houses both Matisse and Premier Appliances in the same showroom in Queenstown’s Glenda Drive. The Designlink showroom manager, Diana Jaudzeme, works closely with both Matisse and Premier to arrange client consultations with the Matisse design team and the Premier Appliances’ consultants.
What other services do Matisse and Premier Appliances offer at Queenstown’s Designlink?
In addition to kitchens, Matisse represents a collection of the world’s leading interior brands and designers for bathroom, wardrobes, residential and commercial furniture, lighting, outdoor furniture and interior accessories.
Premier Appliances is the home of luxury, world-class appliances supplying the best in cooking, refrigeration, laundry, water dispensers & purifiers, TV & AV.
Designlink also offers meeting facilities to architects, interior designers, developers and builders to host their clients in an attractive environment where they can discuss and view a huge range of product catalogues and product finishes including fabrics, veneers, lacquers, laminates, stone finishes, taps, showerheads, sinks, basins and more.
Where is Designlink located? Designlink, a collaborative interior showroom for both Matisse and Premier Appliances, is located at Unit A, Shotover Ridge, 179 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown. Open 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday.