The clients are a professional couple who have a strong interest in quality craftsmanship within the woodworking industry. They decided French oak was the timber of choice due to its single origin, which guarantees consistency and the quality of the finished product. The island cabinetry is lacquered in a chameleon colour Green Blue from the Farrow and Ball range. The clients needed an area at the island for a quick breakfast and to use for laptops and on the fly office use. An important consideration was to ensure the kitchen was easy to use for cooking. Therefore, we designed the kitchen to minimise the distance between the cooker, island, tall fridge/freezer (beside the main sink) and the main sink. This ensured footwork was kept to a minimum when preparing meals.