Surface by Norm Architects

Exclusive in its choice of material and design

Surface fronts in sawn cut smoked oak with handles in brass. Countertop in solid smoked oak.

Surface fronts in sawn cut natural oak with handles in black coated steel. Countertop in solid oak. See more photos here.

Surface fronts in burnished tombac (discontinued variant). Countertop and frame in fibre concrete. See pictures of the new Surface metal here.

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Norm Architects

Since 2008, Norm Architects has worked domestically as well as internationally with everything from residential architecture to interior and industrial design. Add to that an affinity for integrating photography, graphic design and art directing into their work.

Their kitchen design is simple, but exclusive in its timeless design. With no handles, it presents a countertop that covers the entire surface and adds to it an exquisite finish – like the best-designed furniture.

The materials, which have seldom been used in kitchens, present a clean but raw appearance. The kitchen comes in two different variations: Norm metal (burnished copper), sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak. For a thoroughly personalized kitchen you can stand on the shoulders of Norm Architects and add your own mix of materials creating the visual expression you like.

The all-natural materials have been selected for their durability and reaction to wear. The pieces will patinate beautifully, and will continue to change, particularly in areas of constant wear.

Sample of Surface by Norm Architects

You can order one or more of the three Surface variants below. All samples are 40 × 20 cm. See all our samples here.

All of our variants are available for order even if the requested sample is temporarily unavailable on the website.


Product information

Fronts and handles

Norm Architects design consists of three different kinds of materials that can be combined as desired. The fronts are available in Norm metal, sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak. All fronts are without handles and have a 5 x 5 mm edge on the back. It’s possible to buy handles in four different variants; burnished copper, brass, black coated steel, and stainless steel. We recommend handles for integrated appliances, but you can always chose handles as an alternative to a push system for all your fronts.

Norm metal fronts consist of a metal plate in burnished copper. The surface is a red-brown shade that results in varied patination between the fronts. The edge strips on the fronts of Norm metal pieces consist of solid smoked oak; the back is veneered smoked oak. Norm metal fronts are laquer-sealed and patinate individually over time, depending on use and care. As the metal wears, golden copper will appear on the surface, giving each piece a unique and beautiful look. There may be some imperfections in the metal upon delivery as it is a natural material. The burnished-copper fronts are not acid proof.

Fronts in sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak are veneered on the front and back, and the same wood is used on the solid edges. The doors are wax-coated.

Countertop

Norm Architects recommends a 20 mm countertop in fiber concrete or solid, smoked oak. The price of your countertop depends on the size, cuts and whether you need a sink etc. – therefore we prefer a hand drawing and exact specification of your needs before we give you a price.

Cover panels, inserts and plinth

Norm Architects recommends using cover panels and plinths in the same material as the countertop, which will frame the kitchen beautifully. The plinths is more elegant in black. Any additions can be added in both Norm metal or smoked oak.

Colors

It is not possible to change the colors on the fronts. Instead, the elements can be combined for different expressions. For example, a fiber concrete countertop might be used with fronts in Norm metal, sawn smoked oak or sawn natural oak. Alternatively, you may prefer a countertop in smoked oak combined with Norm metal doors, and so on. A mix of cabinet fronts and doors made of different materials will create a unique expression.


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