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Danish company Reform is on a mission to provide “extraordinary design at reasonable prices”, by offering unique fronts, sides and tabletops to customize IKEA kitchens.
They have worked with top designers and architects in the past, such as Bjarke Ingels Group and Cecilie Manz, and now they just revealed their latest project: UP, a high-quality circular* kitchen with a minimalistic design, using surplus materials from the exclusive and world-renowned flooring manufacturer Dinesen. It is a collaboration with Lendager Group, whose architects specialize in spreading the circular economy in sustainable buildings around the world.
“In an exclusive company like Dinesen, customer-specific solutions are produced, which generates large amounts of residual wood. The kitchen consists of cuts that are left when Dinesen has supplied floors to galleries, restaurants, mansions and other premier establishments. Even though that wood has undergone one of the most extensive production processes you can imagine it is impossible to completely eliminate waste. It is those pieces that we are able to give new life.”
Since 1898, family business Dinesen has been driven by passion for wood and respect for nature. For four generations it has been about wood in the best quality and good craftsmanship when providing plank floors to unique customers; Each individual plank goes through 20 hands on its way through production to ensure quality.
I am very excited about this new Reform kitchen – Beautiful and functional design that is affordable AND sustainable? Count me in!
* Circular economy: “A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.” Source
Photos: Reform Cph