IKEA Kitchen Fronts Made of Recycled Plastic & Reclaimed Wood

01.31.17 | By
IKEA Kitchen Fronts Made of Recycled Plastic & Reclaimed Wood

Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love, have collaborated with IKEA to create the KUNGSBACKA line of kitchen fronts that are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood. They choose to look at used plastic bottles as a resource, instead of waste, with 25 plastic bottles being used for every 40x80cm unit.

The fronts are finished in a matte, anthracite grey, each with chamfered edges that add a bit of detail to the sleek fronts.

From Form Us With Love’s Creative Director, John Löfgren:

We wanted it to feel like a black t-shirt, tuned to fit right, practical and still precious.

Both brands worked together to reduce the high costs that typically come with using recycled and reclaimed materials due to the long research and development period. Luckily, the prices reflect those of IKEA as it was important to all involved to show that sustainability should be available to everyone.

The fronts, paired with the HACKÅS kitchen handles, offer a clean, minimalist look that outlast any trend.

Photos by Jonas Lindström.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.