The Brief

Blend the open-plan living area so that the space sings in harmony.

The Location

Al Raha beach, Abu Dhabi

The Project

This beautiful villa in Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, has a stunning Hacker kitchen that blends perfectly into the living area, which looks out over the Yes Marina Circuit.

With a quartz ‘Flying Bridge’ Silent Move in Blanco Orion, the kitchen really has the wow factor. The Hacker Silent Move is a perfect blend of German engineering and artisan stone workmanship that not only appears to defy the law of gravity but also creates an architectural statement. The work space opens from 100-160 cm to allow for five seats, powered by an intricately designed steel framework that sits on two tracks, perfectly aligned and balanced to roll the surface with a gentle push. This means that the sunken sink and Miele induction hob can be discretely concealed when not in use, as well as the space being ideal for entertaining.

Cabinets in brilliant white gloss add to he bright airy feel of the space, contrasting beautifully with the Terra Oak panels - a wood veneer with a transparent lacquer applied for a gloss finish. These hard-wearing cabinets are practical as well as stylish, with each one hand-coated in seven individual coats of lacquer. Hacker makes the world’s only tropicalized kitchen, designed to withstand heat and humidity, so these cabinets are perfect for the beachfront location.

Electric climbers with a lava grey interior add to the futuristic feel, with a recessed Miele cooker hood continuing the sleek look. Rolf-Benz leather bar stools with a chrome base are the perfect spot for guests to interact whilst dinner is prepared, or for children to make a start on their homework. Bocci pendant lights illuminate the area.

Miele appliances including Master Cool fridges, steam oven, microwave and dishwasher complete the look. With the innovative M Touch Miele display, the appliances are easy to use and self-explanatory. They can be operated quickly and intuitively by pressing or swiping the clear text touch screen.

The living area blends into one with Hacker cabinets used to great effect in the lounge and area. The cabinets, abstract shelving and even the panels behind the television have an identical finish to the kitchen, making a truly seamless and stylish space.