April 29, 2019

Be confident to simplify proportions and materials


Award winning designer Chris Connell designs a minimalist kitchen and dining space with the new Laminex Colour Collection.

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Minimalist kitchen design

"A place of creation and connection, the kitchen is the heart of any home. Filled with cooking utensils and a constant point of call for friends and family, it's a room that's often seen yet is partial to clutter".

That's why Melbourne designer Chris Connell designed a space with minimal fuss that also makes for a bold statement.

Kitchen designed by Chris Connell for Laminex.  Cabinetry and shelving features Laminex Delana Oak, Island Benchtop in Crema Venato and facing in Brushed Copper. Kitchen designed by Chris Connell for Laminex.  Cabinetry and shelving features Laminex Delana Oak, Island Benchtop in Crema Venato and facing in Brushed Copper.
Above: Chris Connell designed kitchen featuring Laminex Delana Oak cabinetry, Laminex Crema Venato benchtop and Laminex Copper Brush bench facing.

The core palette


Chris lets the organic beauty of nature shine through, using a complementary Laminex palette. In this kitchen, he pairs subtle texture of timber and stone against the bold curved copper feature.

Warm timber tones

The Laminex Delana Oak cabinetry adds subtle warmth, while the use of neutral colours, Laminex Alpine Mist and Laminex White, for the interior cabinetry acts as a highlight for the design elements within.

Highlight and contrast with copper

"I selected Laminex Delana Oak for the integrated kitchen wall cabinetry as a natural backdrop to the striking island bench".

Chris used Laminex Copper Brush to make a statement, before completing the look with the addition of a Laminex Crema Venato benchtop.

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About the designer: Chris Connell

With over 40 years of experience in the Architecture and Design Industry, and more recently working with furniture, Chris Connell is an icon of interior design. He strives for simplicity through attention to detail and honest use of materials. An award-winning designer, his pieces can be found in permanent collections at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Colour Collection Projects

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Product Brochures

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Laminex Colour Collection Brochure

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Laminex Metallic Series

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Laminex Metallic Series

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Laminex Minerals

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Laminex Minerals

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Laminex Whites Neutrals and Accents

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Laminex Whites Neutrals and Accents

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Laminex Woodgrains

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Laminex Woodgrains

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Availability Guide

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