Beautiful, non porous, resilient and all natural, Maximum was the clear choice for Jean-Luc Tan from Vive when selecting the benchtop surface for his stylish new school at Saporium in Rosebery, Sydney. “It was the wisest decision we made. Maximum offers the perfect combination of quality, aesthetic and practicality and the result is just outstanding.”
Statuario used for the Vive worktop, the sophisticated markings and luxurious look offering the perfect solution for this contemporary cooking school. The perfectly bookmatched large 3000 × 1500 × 6mm porcelain panels transform a normally utilitarian worktop into a design feature that is also incredibly resilient; made to withstand everything its students can, literally, throw at it: lemon juice, vinegar, pots and pans off the hot plate… all pose no problem for this technically advanced, all natural, Italian made pressed porcelain.
“Our kitchen is all about sharing and community. We wanted to create a beautiful, slightly domestic feel with the space so it’s not intimidating for our students; the natural stone look brings warmth and familiarity,” says Jean-Luc. “At the same time, the surface needed to be durable and easy to clean. The non-porous nature of the porcelain means the clean up with Maximum is so easy and fast it saves us so much time… the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day is spend hours cleaning up.” Amen to that.
“We also no longer have to worry about hot items from the stove going directly on to the bench,” he says. “The worktop takes hot cast iron pots, no problem. We also use it for kneading pasta dough and I’m sure you could work chocolate directly on the surface without any trouble. We haven’t tried it yet, but will let you know when we do!”
MAXIMUM 3000 × 1500 × 6mm Marmi Statuario matt bookmatched, to benchtops, splashbacks and joinery