The biophilic design trend shows no signs of abating if the latest Laminex collaboration is anything to go by. Created together with CJH Studio, the series of gorgeous, bespoke living spaces showcase the versatility of the Laminex Woodgrain laminate collection while celebrating the beauty of timber.
“It’s about considering it in a new way, pushing and understanding the material. You need to think outside the square with what’s possible with the products,” says CJH Studio’s Cassie James-Herrick who produced four minimalist interior spaces for the project including a kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom with concealed laundry.
Known for her use of minimalist, muted tones and natural materials, Cassie and her studio proved the perfect fit for the collaboration. The spaces certainly showcase the creative potential of joinery and feature bull nose benches with tight radii, curved shelves and bulkheads in generous convex and concave forms. And at times, Cassie mixed several grains, finishes and textures to create an unexpected yet subtle patchwork effect.
The kitchen is a standout space that features Laminex Aged Ash (chalk finish) with accents in Laminex Milkwood on the splashback and drawer interiors. Laminex Danish Walnut (chalk finish) features on the plinth and internal pantry shelving while Laminex Mirror Smoked Metallic is an unexpected finish in the internal bar.
The living room’s multifunctional joinery design was crafted from Laminex Danish Walnut (chalk finish) and it really makes the most of the space. The hard-working design encompasses a concealed desk area (including pull out seat on the left) as well as display bookshelves and a metallic concealed bar unit (Laminex Mirror Smoke).
The bathroom features a clever integrated laundry and pairs Laminex Milkwood with a light natural travertine bench top and floor tiles.
Styling: Bek Sheppard | Photography: James Greer