As the heart of the home, no room in any house works harder than the kitchen. I, for one, seem to have spent far too much time in mine recently that’s for sure.
Thankfully, after ‘making do’ for a very long time, my husband and I updated our own kitchen last year, and now have a space we both enjoy being in. But, if you are currently considering a refresh of your own, then the latest new kitchen designs from some of Scandinavia’s leading names are sure to provide the inspiration you need.
The ‘Profile’ Collection from Reform
Personally, I’m a huge Reform fan, and they are a company I’ve chatted to on this blog before. So, you can understand how thrilled I was to learn about their second partnership with Norm Architects. Named ‘Profile’, the new kitchen design focuses on the classic integrated handle. In contrast to the clean overall look, here it has been given a slight, but noticeable rounded profile, hence the name.
Compatible with IKEA’s ‘METOD’ range, Reform customers can choose between dark or natural oak veneers, as well as five painted matte monochrome finishes for the kitchen fronts. Meanwhile the handles themselves, which are also designed to withstand daily wear and tear, come in four different powder-coated aluminium finishes, ‘White’, ‘Golden Metal’, ‘Silver Metal’ and ‘Dark Metal’.
The ‘Stiletto’ Collection from Nicolaj Bo
Showcased as part of the Material Matters exhibition at this year’s 3 Days of Design festival was the ‘Stiletto’ collection from Nicolaj Bo. With its gorgeous square legs, this new kitchen design has such a sophisticated feel. Appearing to almost float above the ground, the slender frame is handcrafted in oak and is available in a pure natural finish or a dark and mysterious oxidised brass.
Nicolaj Bo is a new discovery of mine. Their team of dedicated cabinetmakers and architects continue the long-held Danish tradition of quality craftsmanship with conscious attention to detail. Everything they produce is made at their workshop in Copenhagen’s south harbour and I will definitely be heading there on my next visit to take a closer look
The ‘Bamboo’ Collection from &SHUFL
Another fantastic Danish design company that adds bespoke style to your IKEA kitchen, bathroom and wardrobes is &SHUFL. Compatible with ‘METOD’ and ‘FAKTUM’ kitchen ranges, the new ‘Bamboo’ collection has the most conscious cooks in mind.
Available in three different colours and matched with a choice of black and brass handles, the range is made from solid bamboo. All the fronts, sides and worktops are formed from small pieces that are glued together, maximising the material and minimising waste.
The ‘Steneby’ collection from Kvänum
Meanwhile over in Sweden, distinguished kitchen makers, Kvänum have added another fantastic new kitchen design to their Modern Classic series. A cool mix of old and new, the ‘Steneby‘ has a neat and narrow frame, hidden hinges, broad drawers and ribbed open shelves.
Hand built, as well as hand painted, the chic colour palette includes tones such as ‘Mylla’, ‘Mossa’, ‘Storm’ and ‘Mistral’, perfect for those looking to add either a dark or light atmosphere to their home. Plus there is also a gorgeous, slender glass and oak cabinet designed especially for indoor growing. I so need one of those!
The ‘In-Frame’ collection from Nordiska Kök
The final new kitchen design I want to share is Nordiska Kök’s latest project, another brand who has featured on the blog before. This time their modern ‘In-frame‘ design has been finished in a warm beige tone and complemented with brass handles and vibrant Terrazzo.
I love the mix of functionality and personality as well as contemporary style and timeless good looks. From the sliding line glass doors and open shelving above the worktop to display favourite pieces through to the hidden storage areas, made from solid ash, for those essential everyday items. One thing is for sure, if this was my kitchen, I’d never get tired of it.
So, what do you think? Which one of these new kitchen designs is your favourite? I’d love to know.
All photography via the brands named above.