March 10, 2020

A wooden kitchen for my home and a new Reform Showroom


I only once or maybe twice visited the huge Reform showroom in Copenhagen, enough though to fall in love with the brand and their IKEA hacks! When Cosentino recently asked me to collaborate with them, I knew the time had come to change it all and finally get my self the fronts I dreamed of ever since I saw the kitchen at the showroom and later at the Kinfolk gallery in Copenhagen. I therefor worked with Ikea cabinets and Werkbladafzuiging and brought everything together with my friend at Studio AnoukB

Some time ago I wrote a shopping guide for a minimalistic and multifunctional home and explained how we choose more consciously what stays and what goes and how with the boundaries between living room, kitchen and bedroom fading away, multifunctional pieces fits in perfectly! With a more flexible way of using the spaces in our home, the kitchen is becoming more and more an extension off our living and therefore looking maybe a bit less as the kitchen we used to know.

As my own kitchen is quite big I use the space a lot, I got a nice table and often work from there and when I have people coming over we are always in the kitchen. Wooden fronts are a great way to give your kitchen a more cozy and homey feeling and for my own home it certainly helped. Of course there are many homes with a smaller kitchen space where a white kitchen looks awesome, but speaking for myself I am glad I have decided to choose the 'Surface' by Norm Architects for Reform. I hope to show you some images soon of my own kitchen, the image above is from a previous blogpost, see here Brutalist Silence



Reform also has different showrooms located in New York, Berlin, Aarhus, and Cologne and if you are ever near one of them I would recommend you to visit and see all possibilities with your own eyes. The newly renovated Copenhagen showroom is housed in an old industrial building, and recently expanded and now measures 500 square meters. 

With a roomy interior with a particular emphasis on using space to create an uncluttered, calm, and inspirational atmosphere, Reform wants you to explore the kitchen designs without distractions. Supported by carefully curated sound, the right atmosphere is created to let you explore the different designs. 

With sizeable windows that fill the room with Scandinavian light, the showroom is equipped with a moderate amount of artificial lighting. Large, tactile Kvadrat curtains in white plunge from the ceiling and provide the possibility of sectioning off certain areas for shows and events. Placed in selected unimposing locations throughout the space, big trees and plants play an important role in inviting nature into the showroom. 







pictures Reform // first and last picture Surface kitchen by Ana Santi