Master Kitchen

Tetsuya Wakuda, one of the world’s leading chefs, is renowned for his culinary philosophy, technique and design. According to Tetsuya, an inspiring and practical kitchen environment is a key ingredient to cooking perfection. That’s why he has collaborated with Electrolux to design a spectacular cooking and dining space within his Sydney restaurant, Tetsuya’s.

For this new kitchen, where he holds regular master classes and devises new dishes for his adoring clientele, Tetsuya chose the sophisticated appliances from the Electrolux Ebony Kitchen Collection, including his favourite induction cooking appliances. The black glossy range showcases touch electronic controls, smooth flat panel doors and a sleek black finish, complemented with stainless steel handles. A longtime devotee of Electrolux appliances, Tetsuya says, “I’ve known the company for years and I’ve been using Electrolux equipment ever since I started. In Europe it’s one of the most popular brands for commercial kitchens, and for the home cook it offers the same durability, reliability and ease of cleaning.”

The latest technology and best design trends from Europe are seamlessly integrated with Tetsuya’s own unique design requests. Scott King, Senior Design Manager, Electrolux Asia Pacific said, “In designing Tetsuya’s Masterkitchen we have fused Tetsuya’s aesthetic and functionality preferences with world-class international trends to create a showpiece of design and technology.”

The original concept was to have one big bench as the focal point and Tetsuya requested it be in Calacutta marble, which he loves and describes as easy to care for. In a delicate operation, more than 300kg of precision-cut marble was installed with the veins all perfectly matched. Cabinets were designed to blend with the space, creating a very natural environment while being secondary to the work areas. A pair of original full-height timber cupboards were retained and repeated to fill one wall. “The Ebony range creates a striking contrast to the white marble bench,” explains King, “this is also complemented by dark wooden cabinetry, which adds warmth to the overall feel of the room.”

Even home cooks know how awkward it can be to turn on a tap with messy hands, so the designers came up with a brilliant solution for the two sinks in the bench of the Masterkitchen: just a press of the knee on a panel installed on the bench turns the tap on. Even better, the tap itself is recessed into the sink so there’s no obvious fitting to get in the way. Tetsuya also has a fold-up cover that conceals his spice shelf and maintains the streamlined appearance.

Electrolux designed Tetsuya’s brand-new private Masterkitchen in his acclaimed Sydney restaurant – you can check it out and take a virtual tour at

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