Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year

“Officially launching in October 2020, the Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year Design Contest is a new initiative that awards spaces that set a new precedent for kitchen design. Open to professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and developers from Australia, the Kitchen of the Year will acknowledge kitchens that speak to the pursuit of excellence.”


Retreat Design is pleased to be able to submit our recently completed Cottesloe Project for this prestigious design contest and showcase our work alongside top of the line Gaggenau appliances.

For over three centuries, Gaggenau has been a leading brand for high-end, German manufactured home appliances.  Leading the industry in form and innovation Gaggenau has cultivated a name that has come to epitomise high performance and inimitable quality.

As part of a new build, Retreat Design supplied the kitchen, scullery & hallway cabinetry in this beautiful new beachside home designed by architect Simon Rodrigues. Arrital AK_B08 cabinetry in walnut veneer & AK_Project cabinetry in Fenix ‘Piombo Doha’ finish were used for the main kitchen. The scullery is a combination of Arrital cabinetry in matte white Fenix & walnut veneer. Luxurious appliances were selected such as the Gaggenau Vario 400 Series Domino cooktop, oven and warming drawer. An integrated Sub-Zero fridge, wine fridge & freezer also take pride of place in the main kitchen with custom graphite finish handles to match the cabinetry. An Arrital walnut veneer dining table extends from the island bench and its 30deg chamfered edge detail is absolutely beautiful. Attention to detail & impeccable finishes really make this kitchen a centrepiece of the home. Our client who is an avid cook has all the functionality of a chefs kitchen with space for a large family to socialise and entertain.

Entries for the Kitchen of the Year competition close on the 30th April, 2021 with shortlisted entries announced on the 29th July 2021. Stay tuned for more updates!

Gaggenau Products Used:

  • Gaggenau Vario 400 Series Cooktop VI42211 & face mounted knobs
  • Gaggenau Wok VG425111AU
  • Gaggenau Oven B0480111
  • Gaggenau Steam Oven VK414110
  • Gaggenau Vario Grill VG425211AU



Gaggenau Vario 400 Series face mounted controls

Cottesloe Project by Retreat Design

Hawkstone St Cottesloe Project by Retreat Design

Gaggenau Oven Details

Detail shot of the Gaggenau Oven with Arrital Fenix cabinetry

Gaggenau appliances in our Cottesloe Project

Gaggenau appliances in our Cottesloe Project

Gaggenau premium appliances

Cottesloe Project featuring Gaggenau premium appliances

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