Magnus Klein Kofoed

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Magnus Klein Kofoed in his BASIS kitchen in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

Magnus Klein Kofoed is a critically acclaimed chef specializing in regional cuisine with an international outlook.

With a traditional, yet innovative approach to contemporary gastronomy, Magnus has made a name for himself as one of the talented people behind the Kadeau restaurant, and his singular take on food has yielded a dedicated following, and several Michelin stars, which has served to bolster Magnus Klein Kofoed’s reputation as a culinary force to be reckoned with.

We were curious about what Magnus got up to in his new BASIS kitchen, which combines IKEA’s basis elements with Reform drawers and Reform design, so we asked him a few questions about the feel and functionality of the kitchen and the experience of getting a new kitchen.

“We chose BASIS because of its classic and timeless design. Also, I personally love linoleum. I’m a chef and it’s a great material to work with for a variety of reasons. First of all, it’s really durable. Adding to that, I’m a bit of sound enthusiast, and when you place an object on the material it hardly makes a sound. I really like that.”

“The next step was getting in touch with the Reform team, and setting the ordering process in motion. After we’d completed the measurements of our space, and finished speaking to the IKEA-consultants – who were very accommodating – I got in touch with Reform, and they began guiding me through the simple steps it takes to install the design.”

“I spent quite a bit of time drawing and planning the kitchen because I really enjoy doing it. The personal handling of my case was excellent. We always had the feeling that it was given care and attention.”

“Our new kitchen is durable, it feels classic yet modern and I love cooking in it. The drawers are also still surprisingly tight – in spite of the fact that it contains quite a bit of heavy ceramics from Bornholm.”

BASIS linoleum with fronts in 'Mushroom' and handles in natural oak. The countertop is made from linoleum.