We’ve all seen them – the IKEA hacks popularized by diy blogs. Those familiar, cool one-offs that are often too hard to replicate. Recently, the Danish furniture company Reform has managed to scale that concept, making designer kitchens more affordable and accessible.
Reform creates their high-end kitchens by collaborating with IKEA and three internationally-acclaimed Danish architectural firms, BIG, Henning Larsen and Norm. The concept uses standard IKEA cabinets and applies the architect-designed door fronts and counter tops.
The minimalist Henning Larsen Architects design above, features metal strips that operate the push-function to open the doors. It comes in two versions: white or oak with copper strips.
The Norm Architects design features a table top that wraps the entire surface of the piece. This design uses all natural materials selected for durability and patina. It comes in two versions: smoked oak and bronzed tombac.
The Basis Design is Reform’s own in-house model. It was inspired by the ’60s Scandinavian kitchens and also comes in two versions: Basis 01 and Basis 02.
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) design features handles made from black seat belt fabric. It comes in white and oak with a composite table top and composite wash, The composite can be substituted totally or partially with stainless steel.
Consumers can begin by taking their kitchen measurements and ordering units and hinges from IKEA. Then, through the Reform website they submit the measurements and select their cabinet fronts and counter tops.