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Reform Collaborates With Jean Nouvel on a Kitchen That Reflects

09.02.21 | By
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Copenhagen-based Reform collaborates with a number of architects and designers, like Note Design Studio, Norm Architects, Muller Van Severen, Cecilie Manz, Bjarke Ingels Group, and more, on modern kitchen designs that fall within a reasonable price range. Their latest launch comes about from a collaboration with Paris-based architect, Jean Nouvel, whose radiant design turns kitchen cabinets into art. Reflect features high-gloss steel fronts with vertical ridges that create reflective drawer and door fronts.

reflective lower kitchen cabinets

Nouvel designed the Reflect kitchen to be just as durable and functional as it is “dazzling and iconic.”

Art should be created for life, not for the museum.

– Jean Nouvel

reflective lower kitchen cabinets with drawer open

While the design is minimalist overall, Nouvel brings his signature theatrical aesthetic to the mix with the dramatic black or untreated metal fronts. The grooves catch and reflect light, and depending on how it hits, bounce various colors for an ever-changing visual landscape.

reflective lower kitchen cabinets with drawer open

The metal version comes with a natural steel surface, while the black version is coated with a dark-colored, corrosion-resistant layer. Both designs are given a clear, anti-fingerprint varnish to hold up to daily life and cleaning supplies.

reflective kitchen cabinets in loft

reflective kitchen cabinets in loft

reflective kitchen cabinets in loft

reflective kitchen cabinets in loft

reflective kitchen cabinets in loft

corner of reflective kitchen cabinets

corner of reflective kitchen cabinets

reflective drawer of kitchen cabinet

The handles are integrated within each front frame, which are made from anodized aluminum that’s both durable and long-lasting.

reflective kitchen cabinets with drawer open

surface of reflective kitchen cabinet doors

surface of reflective kitchen cabinet doors

surface of reflective kitchen cabinet doors

surface of reflective kitchen cabinet doors

surface of reflective kitchen cabinet doors

loft apartment with shiny kitchen cabinets

reflective black kitchen cabinets in apartment

reflective black kitchen cabinets in apartment

reflective black kitchen cabinets in apartment

reflective black kitchen cabinets

reflective black kitchen cabinets

reflective black kitchen cabinets

reflective black kitchen cabinets

reflective black kitchen cabinets

For more information about Reflect, visit reformcph.com.

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.