A supercharged kitchen for a professional foodie leads to a whole home renovation with integrated joinery throughout. Born of a great dialogue between architect and Cantilever, sharing an intimate knowledge of material, and a common understanding of craftsmanship.
For our final instalment with Organic Soul Food, we complete The Mighty Rainbow Bowl: the ‘United Nations of Food’. If you enjoyed these delicious posts as much us, Bette offers tailored cooking workshops with a focus on healthy organic recipes and practical prepping methods - and - they’re hosted in her extraordinary Barkly Street Kitchen!
Come for a visit to the Hartington Street house, as Travis of Cantilever gives his insight into a detailed solution for a design-savvy client, and the enduring appeal of thoughtful craftsmanship.
In a kitchen which caught the discerning eye of Design Files’ Lucy Feagins, furnished with an enviable suite of Miele appliances, we explore ways to ensure the heart of your forever home stays functional and timeless.
During the renovation process, we commonly see appliances left as an afterthought in a flood of decisions rushed at the last moment.
When it comes to the quality of a renovation, a well-designed kitchen is instrumental, and the appliances we select to go with it are just as important. This is not only for the longevity of the joinery but our enjoyment and health too!
As former furniture makers, Cantilever directors Travis and Charlie share a hands-on appreciation for Featherston furniture. Arguably the godfather of modern Australian furniture design, Featherston are renowned for their innovative products designed for longevity and affordability.
Their exploration of new material, manufacturing technology and ethos ‘Design for Life’ were influential to the methodologies behind the Cantilever Kitchen Systems. With our tools down for an afternoon, we take a moment to reconnect with our shared passion - making.
Home to (almost) empty nesters Sally and Malcolm, this elegant light filled ‘downsizer’ is the cultivation of six years planning, a love for scandi design, entertaining and home cooking.
The result is a thoughtful, personalised, beautiful retreat with incredible functionality that fosters an enviable lifestyle for two: perfect for hosting family and friends or pondering life’s next adventure.
Meet Tableau: a new, innovative furniture-based Kitchen System; the product of a two-year collaboration with the award-winning firm DesignOffice; and testament to the Cantilever brand approach to design and manufacture development.
Once banished to the far corner of the house, the laundry is now being thoughtfully incorporated into the heart of the home with consideration to design, function – and style. Take a look at four favourite Cantilever laundry renovations from Whole Home Projects.
It goes without saying, Cantilever loves to make good, honest kitchens. What you didn’t know is that we've experienced some serious food cravings along the way! Today we're introducing a much-anticipated Kitchen Stories segment on cooking; featuring recipes with clients in Cantilever Kitchens.
Meet Voda Tap by Sussex Taps, the latest addition to the Cantilever Kitchen Systems accessories range. On the hunt for the perfect companion to our Sink & Board, we selected local manufacturer Sussex Taps for their quality, unique and fully customisable tapware.
Sussex Taps is a true local industry and maker of our latest tapware range. Established in 1997, Sussex create taps using rigorous methods pioneered and refined by the company. We recently visited the Sussex factory which is best described as a Willy Wonka Wonderland of brass and steel.
The owner of this lovely 70’s home came to us with a clear budget, tight timeframe and mission; to find a kitchen solution that would complement the architectural quality of the existing home, and to improve the function and flow of its small footprint.
The Kitchen is Cantilever’s first love, but we often lend our design and supply service to joinery for complete renovation projects, be it a kitchen and bathroom, or a whole home scope. There are many advantages of approaching the joinery components of a renovation as a set, including economy of scale across materials and intersecting trades, along with consistency of service, finish and design detail.
The greatest misconception about small kitchens is that they are always cramped, lack storage and work space. Cantilever believe that the size of a space has no bearing on its potential, and appreciate the design challenge of a small scale Kitchen! Compact Kitchen design requires flexible thinking – not a shrunk down version of a full-size design.
HIP V. HYPE brings a holistic approach to design led development projects. Focussed on the key pillars of Development, Design, Sustainability and Research, Liam Wallis [founder of HIP V. HYPE.] brings a robust, philosophical edge to the projects they pursue.
As regularly as possible the Cantilever Team wander out into the world and take some time to engage with our industry of makers, designers and manufacturers. We recently visited Anchor Ceramics; a design studio in Melbourne’s inner north.
When the owners of a beautiful Melbourne mid-century home were looking to renovate their kitchen, they wanted to maintain the integrity of the era while bringing it up to speed with modern lifestyles. As great enthusiasts of mid-century design, we were excited to work on this project, which turned out to be a dream job.
The Home Team is one of channel 10’s most popular home renovation lifestyle shows. It is hosted by Leah McLeod, who has an extensive media career and is passionate about renovation and design and co-hosted by Anthony Scott, an award winning landscaper and designer. We were thrilled when they asked us to feature in an upcoming episode.
When great design combines with an artistic mind, the results can be inspiring. So when we recently heard about the lucky winner of our Triple R radio prize, we were confident our Wanda Shelving System had found a wonderful new home and would go on to serve its purpose in style.
Coffee and design have a lot in common. When done well, they can make life so much easier and bring a little lift to your day. Two of the best have recently come together – our Wanda Shelving Systems are now a feature of Padre Coffee stores in Brunswick East, South Melbourne and Noosa.
The Black and White extension to a post-war semi-detached home in Mont Albert is a testimony to design collaboration and the opportunities for integration when design is considered at a macro and micro scale throughout the process.
Cantilever was commissioned by Banco Group to design a functional, small footprint kitchen for a development of 6 apartments suspended strikingly above Mars Gallery, in the Melbourne inner-city suburb of Windsor.
Built in 1951 this Ivanhoe East gem retained many of its fantastic original features, however the original kitchen – tucked into a dark, disconnected corner - was not one of them. Having seen us in an eco-minded architectural magazine, our clients Andrew and Sam approached us with a straight-forward brief to renovate their existing kitchen.
The Petra St project beautifully marries the coastal ease of a Western Australian summer, and the egalitarian and eco-mindedness of our kitchen designs. This Fremantle workers cottage has been lovingly transformed by the client, incorporating a strong Scandinavian aesthetic with a focus on all things Mid-Century. Clad in black weatherboards, framed in crisp white timber and adorned with a lush garden of succulents, the dwelling was an excellent match for our K1 Kitchen.