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Reform Challenges 3 Architects to Redesign an IKEA Kitchen

08.26.15 | By
Reform Challenges 3 Architects to Redesign an IKEA Kitchen
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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.

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

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.

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

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.

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Norm Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

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.

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

Reform

Reform

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.

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform

Reform

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.