The award-winning kitchen brand Nordiska Kök never fails to inspire me, and to have one of their uniquely designed and bespoke-built kitchens in my own home would be a dream come true.
Effortless in Scandinavian style and locally manufactured in their carpentry studio just outside Gothenburg, it’s safe to say that every kitchen is built entirely from scratch and carefully customised to last a lifetime.
Yet Nordiska Kök is no ordinary kitchen company. They are on a mission to reinvent the industry one cupboard and drawer at a time.
Over to Creative Director and Co-Founder Johan Lundkvist to tell us more:
Could you start by introducing us to Nordiska Kök?
We started Nordiska Kök in 2017 with a clear vision to digitalise quite a traditional industry and to offer high-end, design-led kitchens that were fully bespoke but reasonable in price.
All our kitchens are made to order, unique in design and colour, and based on our customers’ needs and wishes.
How are these founding principles still evident five years on?
Now, more than ever, we need to focus on quality and longevity, to create timeless designs that will withstand the test of time as well as passing trends. One of our core values, and something we strongly believe in at Nordiska Kök, is that good design and quality should last.
At Nordiska Kök you work with leading names in architecture and design. How do you choose who to collaborate with?
At Nordiska Kök we want all our partners to share our values and of course our love for timeless Scandinavian design.
For example, our recent collaboration with Swedish interior designer Lotta Agaton, to create a concept kitchen for The House of Gärsnäs showroom, is a fusion of the classical and the modern. The final design, which is available from this autumn, like all our kitchens can be fully customised to fit any space, and is like a beautiful piece of furniture blending seamlessly into the room.
You recently opened a second showroom in Copenhagen. What can visitors experience when they visit Nordiska Kök?
Aside from our unmanned showroom in Stockholm we recently decided to share a second physical space in Copenhagen with our partner Chevron Parquet.
Here our customers can touch and feel the quality of our kitchens for themselves as well as match our quality materials with their floor and colour samples to get further inspiration for a wider scheme.
Finally, what would be your top three tips for anyone currently planning a new kitchen in their own home?
I would say that first and foremost, base it on your needs. Every household is different, but to be a success your kitchen needs to work for you, and you really need to enjoy being in your kitchen. If you love cooking, make room for a good stove. If you have a big family with a lot of kids, maybe two dishwashers will help you save the day.
Before anything else though go wild on Pinterest. Create boards for colours, materials and finishes you love to really determine what kind of design you like more than others.
Also invest in quality. Don’t fall for short lived trends that won´t last more than a year. Plan your kitchen carefully around what you like, but also what you think you will like in many years to come.
Thank you, Johan, for taking the time to chat with me, I’m sure your advice will help many Nordic Notes readers with their own kitchen projects.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
To find out more visit the Nordiska Kök website.
All images courtesy of Nordiska Kök.
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