At first glance it would be rude not to first acknowledge the monolithic marble island bench that sits proudly as the centrepiece of the polished ‘social’ kitchen. Commissioned by Baldwin & Bagnall, the marble marvel can also be used for serving food or displaying objects, and selected appliances so that they are barely visible. Hiding behind this smooth stone front is a black oven, microwave and dishwasher that blend seamlessly in with the black joinery. Sitting behind as though a seamless continuation of the curvaceous form is a marble splashback, without the distraction of overhead cupboards and a well-integrated rangehood. But for this kitchen, the real act of concealment is the integrated fridge and freezer by Fisher & Paykel, behind the white joinery doors.