Reform designs unique drawer and cabinet fronts, as well as countertops to help give new looks to IKEA basics, which are both popular and affordable. They decided to collaborate with three of the best Danish architectural firms to see what they could come up with to “reform” a classic white kitchen from IKEA and here are the results.
First up is BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) who designed a kitchen with unique handles that are made from a material not usually found in a kitchen and instead for seat belts. The BIG kitchen comes in white and oak with a composite countertop and composite wash.
Norm Architects went for a minimalist, classic look with no handles and a dark finish, almost like a piece of furniture. Their kitchen comes in four choices: fiber-concrete, bronzed tombac, sawn oak, and smoked oak.
Henning Larsen Architects’ design has deep ties to Scandinavian design and tradition. It’s simple and inspired by a classic kitchen with custom elements. It’s available in two editions with different options for combining elements: oak veneer with a band of copper or spray painted white or black with a steel band in the same color.
Reform’s own Basis line is about being streamlined and clean and comes in two editions. One is modeled after a 1960’s Scandinavian kitchen while the other is much more modern and streamlined.