Something Different

The V6B Design Group of Vancouver, the only Western Canadian firm to capture not one but three awards at Art of the Industry, the 2007 National Kitchen and Bath Association Design Competition, is back at work designing the type of knock-out kitchens that have earned the company international acclaim.

Earl Lawson of V6B explains that the project here, a West Side kitchen makeover, called for a a natural, comfortable combination of antique furniture, modern conveniences, and folk art.

Left: Existing kitchen area was quite confined.

The area was quite confined so a lot of thought had to go into pulling the various finishes together. As it turned out, the client had an eclectic sense and was anxious to do something different, he said.

V6B certainly did something different. The kitchen became a combination of traditional painted inset cabinetry and dark stained European style wood cabinets, and a butcher block peninsula, all bridged with a stainless sink, and clean up centre, dropped into a stainless countertop.