bjarke ingels, HLA and norm hack IKEA kitchens for reform
bjarke ingels, HLA and norm hack IKEA kitchens for reform bjarke ingels, HLA and norm hack IKEA kitchens for reform
aug 12, 2015

bjarke ingels, HLA and norm hack IKEA kitchens for reform

bjarke ingels, HLA and norm hack ikea kitchens for reform
all images courtesy of reform



copenhagen-based kitchen company reform and swedish furniture brand IKEA have collaborated with three renowned danish architecture studios to create their customized kitchen tops and detailing. the three practices: BIG, henning larsen architects and norm architects each have approached the IKEA flat-pack kitchen with their unique approach while embodying scandinavian design.

bjarke ingels group (BIG) uses the fabric from seatbelt as looped handles




BIG’s approach has taken the black fabric used for car seat belts and has reinterpreted them for the handles in their composite cabinets. available in a white or an oak finish, the simple yet refined design evokes a holistic feeling for a modern-day kitchen setting.

the oak edition comes with a black top finish

the finish can be substituted for rust free steel for a more industrial look


henning and larsen architects




henning and larsen architects keeps to their scandinavian roots where the minimalistic design references a classic carpentry-kitchen with added bespoke details. available in two editions, the play in durable materials sees the merge of warm and cold colors, giving their design an well-made quality. most noticeably, one edition comes in an oak veneer and features a vertical band of copper- giving the design an unexpected but a practical touch.

the design is available in a white finish

a copper band marks where the cabinet door opens

the blend in cold and warm materials

norm architects




the young practice- norm architects have produced their kitchen design with a clean, raw and elegant identity. with no handles, the cabinets open using magnetic touch latches. meanwhile, the top and each outer edge is wrapped in a single material to give an overall seamless aesthetic. available in either fiber concrete, bronzed tombac, sawn oak and smoked oak, the durable yet natural materials will patinate over time, giving the kitchen a timeless look.

the fiber concrete finish gives the design a raw aesthetic

with no handles, the design uses magnetic latches instead


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