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A very simple kitchen – extreme elegance by Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

This stopped me in my tracks at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Having been to Imm Cologne and Living Kitchen with BlogTour Cologne I had seen a lot of very simple, elegant kitchens with sharp lines and a focus on functionality. The Working Table from Scandinavian Carpenter Collective must be an extreme of the style.

Kitchen by Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

Kitchen by Scandinavian Carpenter CollectiveIt is a lovingly crafted wooden desk with a substantial stainless steel work surface with a serious gas hob and a prep sink. What else could you need?

The handmade solid wood table has a single drawer to fit most important utensils. A cutting board and knife rack are available from within. The counter-top is 1.5 mm thick stainless steel. The gastronorm-sized sink is by Gaggenau with the KV1-tap  from Vola. The gas stove-top is also by Gaggenau. Lots of other variations are available – as is a range of appliance cabinets and storage.

Kitchen by Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

Kitchen by Scandinavian Carpenter Collective

Kitchen by Scandinavian Carpenter CollectiveAll of this stunning, functional, simplicity is designed by the thoroughly charming Kaisa Luukkanen who graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 2010. When we met her at the Stockholm Furniture Fair she was modest charm personified. Her straightforward lack of pretension perfectly reflected in her work.

If you were lucky enough to own one of Kaisa’s kitchens and you were moving house, we are guessing you would want to take it with you. And that would, of course, be no problem. But what if you were not moving but had, for some strange reason, decided the kitchen was no longer for you? Well the Scandinavian Carpenter Collective commit to buying back any of the furniture they sell, restoring it and selling it as ’2nd hand’. Can someone please give these people some sort of environmental award? Or maybe a sainthood?

Top two images by Modenus, others by Scandinavian Carpenter Collective.


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