BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A Copenhagen, Denmark cabinetry design firm will soon begin producing kitchen projects for its soon-to-open Brooklyn, New York design operation. The business is based on engaging high-end architects to create kitchens using the IKEA cabinet lines as a basis.
"We are looking to bring this concept to the U.S. because we received many requests," says Dorothee Van Mol, who heads up the Brooklyn, New York business of Reform. "We will manufacture our drawer fronts and doors and tabletops in the U.S. instead of shipping them from Denmark to the U.S."
Founded by Jeppe Christensen and Michael Andersen in 2014, Reform collaborates with top Danish and other internationally acclaimed architects to "reform kitchens" with great design, Van Mol says.
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Clients begun by ordering kitchen cabinets from IKEA, or they can begin with an IKEA kitchen already installed. Reform works with Metod and Faktum IKEA lines. After ordering (and projects are non-refundable), the client sends their IKEA order confirmation and work drawings along a choice of Reform kitchen and countertop style and color. Samples are available for a small fee. Reform sends an order confirmation, and delivers within 6 weeks once the project is accepted.
In addition to IKEA kitchen cabinets, Reform in Denmark also does customized fronts for the IKEA PAX wardrobe, BESTÅ sideboard and Godmorgon bathroom furniture. The process is the same as with the kitchen, concerning the cabinets, the ordering and the mounting.
Drawer fronts and kitchen doors fit IKEA’s hinges and drawer slides. Kitchen and drawer fronts are made of 19 mm MDF and spray painted. A three-year warranty covers all fronts.
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