Versatility and Style – K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black by Cantilever
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography Martina Gemmola
Styling Kylie Forbes
Words James Lyall Smith
Photo 2021 02 24 05 24 18
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Versatility and Style – K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black by Cantilever Issue 03 Profile The Local Project

Inspired by the core values of quality, sustainability and an inherent focus on beautiful design, Cantilever’s latest release, the K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black, exhibits the true depth in the brand’s product language, whilst emphasising the versatility of Cantilever’s Australian-made Kitchen Systems.

“We have always been attracted to matte finishes and this black laminate has an irresistible feel,” says Kylie Forbes of Cantilever. “The K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black is finger proof and easy to maintain.” As seen here in Cantilever’s Hutton Street project in Melbourne, the latest release is paired with concrete benchtops by Hatch Concrete, combined with a custom stainless-steel benchtop featuring an integrated sink and Voda tap by Sussex Taps. Representing a slight departure from the design aesthetic of previous Cantilever Kitchen Systems, this offering facilitates a differing style whilst maintaining the significant advantages of specifying a developed product applicable to projects of any brief and scope.

“We have always been attracted to matte finishes and this black laminate has an irresistible feel,” says Kylie Forbes of Cantilever.”

Versatility and Style – K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black by Cantilever Issue 03 Profile The Local Project
The K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black, exhibits the true depth in the brand’s product language, whilst emphasising the versatility of Cantilever’s Australian-made Kitchen Systems.

“The SoftTouch Black finish pushes the K3 system in a completely new aesthetic direction,” expands Kylie. “The exposed ply and square cut out handle are a signature of the (K3) System, creating a distinct shadow. In the SoftTouch Black release, the shadows are muted, and the tones of the wood are much more subtle, working to complement the colour palette to floorboards or timber accents without overbearing the design.”

An attractive offering to architects, designers and builders, the key advantage of the K3 Kitchen System, or any Cantilever Kitchen System for that matter, is the relative ease of application to differing sites, achieved without negating the handmade manufacturing quality or the authenticity of Cantilever’s local designs. Architect George Stavrias recently specified the Cantilever System for his own home; “The beauty of working with Cantilever is that they’ve developed a system that they’ve got downpat, that looks good, and works within reasonable budgets,” George explains. “You can just nominate an intention and they detail it in a way that’s really thorough.”

Versatility and Style – K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black by Cantilever Issue 03 Profile The Local Project

“The SoftTouch Black finish pushes the K3 system in a completely new aesthetic direction.”

"The K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black is finger proof and easy to maintain."

With four distinctive customisable kitchen systems currently on offer, including the K3 in SoftTouch Black, Cantilever has a design-focused kitchen system to suit any project and is open to working with Australian builders, designers and architects to create the ideal joinery solution. Offering joinery specific design and documentation for the entire home, Cantilever’scustomisable hand-built Kitchen Systems are available for installation across Australia.

Versatility and Style – K3 Kitchen System in SoftTouch Black by Cantilever Issue 03 Profile The Local Project

As seen here in Cantilever’s Hutton Street project in Melbourne, the latest release is paired with concrete benchtops by Hatch Concrete, combined with a custom stainless-steel benchtop featuring an integrated sink and Voda tap by Sussex Taps.

Published 21 August, 2020
Photography  Martina Gemmola
Photo 2021 02 24 05 24 18
FEATURED IN THE LOCAL PROJECT PUBLICATION - ISSUE 03
The Local Project print publication was created to inspire, inform, entertain and engage through exclusively curated content.
Published in June 2020, Issue 03 of The Local Project features over 350 pages of articles, interviews and photography. From Sydney Harbour to the shores of Waiheke Island, Issue 03 includes new work from Chenchow Little, Cheshire Architects, Workroom, Auhaus Architecture, WOWOWA, Herbst and more, as well as profiles of Simon James, Georgina Jeffries, Cameron Foggo and many other Australian and Kiwi designers.
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