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 three different variations: Norm metal, 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.
Fronts and handles
Norm Architects design consists of two materials that can be combined as desired. The fronts are available sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak. The fronts come without handles and have a 5 × 5 mm edge on the back. The handles come in four different variants; metal, brass, black coated steel, and stainless steel. We recommend handles for integrated appliances, but you can always choose handles as an alternative to a push system for all your fronts.
The fronts are veneered on the front and back, and the same wood is used on the solid edges. The doors are wax-coated.
Norm Architects recommends a 20 mm countertop in solid oak. The price of your countertop depends on the size, cuts and whether you need a sink etc. Hence, we prefer a hand drawing and exact specifications of your needs before we give you a price.
Cover panels, inserts and plinth
Norm Architects recommends using cover panels and toe kicks in the same finish as the fronts. SURFACE is available in sawn cut natural oak veneer or sawn cut smoked oak veneer variants.
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 can be used with fronts in sawn smoked oak as well as sawn natural oak. A mix of cabinet fronts and doors made of different materials will create a unique look and feel.