Apollo Joinery Group is capping of fa great year in 2020 by delivering complete joinery solutions for Sydney’s newest iconic development Aqualuna, situated on the northern edge of Sydney Harbour at 30 Alfred Street, Milsons Point. With stunning views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Aqualuna captures the allure of luxurious harbourside living with the finest finishes.
Designed by architect Koichi Takada, developed by Zone Q and built by Ceerose, Aqualuna has raised the bar on high quality boutique residential developments. Apollo Joinery Group Owner and Managing Director, Peter Bader, said his company was excited about being selected to make a significant contribution to the ambience and functionality of the 63 sophisticated apartments through the provision of kitchens, wardrobes and joinery for common areas.
Aqualuna provides a variety of mixed sized apartments, including five penthouse apartments all with wave like features and interior schemes influenced by the natural flow of Sydney Harbour. The colour schemes for the kitchens and other cabinetry blend with the reflections off the Harbour which cast white, pale blue and grey shades across the living room.
Kitchens were supplied with two colour scheme options. The lighter colour option used Abet Laminati Legni, a light timber imitation high pressure decorative laminate, in Pino Svizzera shade. The dark option utilised Polytec Bottega Oak, a near black coloured oak with wide, distinct, black oak wood grain features throughout.
The distinctive feature of the design was a unique seamless curved island bench which incorporated a breakfast bar and a shadow line. Both colour schemes incorporated brass lines perfectly inserted across the pantry, concealed fridge and base cabinets. The brass feature matched the tapware.
The cabinetry was equipped with a subtle finger pull ledge. All internal components for shelving were made from black melamine providing a touch of sophistication. The rangehoods were encased in natural white cabinets. Hettich soft-close drawers with silent system runners and Hettich concealed metal hinges were used in the cupboards.
Apollo Joinery Group also supplied extensive cabinetry in the butler pantries, bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes with semi-gloss finishes, storages, fixed study desks with shelves, television credenza and wall panelling. This additional cabinetry incorporated the styles, colours and interesting features of the kitchens to provide a coordinated flow throughout the apartments. The bathroom joinery incorporated a concealed lavatory system and silver-backed glass door for the shaving cabinet with thinned sections to allow for backlit illumination.
The specification for the project was very high in keeping with the sophisticated interiors of Aqualuna’s residences. “Apollo Joinery Group has expert craftsmen and high tech machinery to produce the exceptionally high quality joinery required for this type of luxury project, including the curved kitchen island with a consistent shadow line. Importantly, we can also produce and install within time frames required by the builder,” said Peter.
Apollo Joinery Group, incorporating the renowned Apollo Kitchens and Apollo Stairs, are proud of their commitment to Australian manufacturing. Their Smart Factory at Smithfield in Western Sydney is the most sophisticated, high tech and sustainable facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Apollo Joinery leads the field in manufacturing innovation and can design, produce and install joinery on a large scale, utilising the latest trends from around the world. “This enables us to deliver projects at a lower cost with high quality standards and with a greater degree of certainty around delivery,” Peter said.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Zone Q and Ceerose on the Aqualuna development,” said Peter. “It has been a great way to end the year, which has included the Apollo Joinery brand enjoying media coverage on iconic TV shows House Rules and The Living Room.”