Exclusive in its choice of material and design
Since 2008 Norm Architects has worked domestically as well as internationally with everything from residential architecture to interior and in industrial design. Add to that their affinity for integrating photography, graphical design and art directing into their work.
The kitchen is simple, but exclusive in its timeless design. With no handles, it presents a table top 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, give away a clean but raw expression. The kitchen comes in two different variations: bronzed tombac, and sawn smoked 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.
All the natural materials have been selected for their durability and reaction to wear. It will patinate beautifully, which can be seen in the bronzed tombac. Slowly it will develop a golden shine in those areas of continuous wear.
The Norm design offers a variety of materials that can be combined as desired. Drawer fronts and doors are available in bronzed tombac and sawn smoked oak veneer. All drawer fronts and cabinet doors are without handles and have a 3/16 x 3/16 " chamfer on the back.
All fronts are opened with a “push-system” (electric or mechanic), but handles in bronzed tombac can be added, which we recommend for integrated appliances.
The tombac fronts are made of 1/16 " solid tombac, bronzed and glued on an ¾ " black dyed MDF. The edges have been varnished and twice coated with wax. The bronzed tombac will gradually get a golden shine in the areas of continuous wear and patinate beautifully over time.
Fronts and doors in sawn smoked oak are veneered on the front and back, and the same wood is used on the solid edges. The doors are wax-coated.
Norm recommends a ¾ " table top in fibre concrete or solid smoked oak. The price of your table top depends on the size, cuts and if you need a sink etc. – therefore we prefer a hand drawing and exact specification of your wishes before we give you a price.
Norm recommends using side panels and toe kick in the same material as the table top, which will frame the kitchen beautifully. The toe kick is more elegant in black (see photo). Any other cover panels will work best in white or the color of the walls.
It is not possible to varnish or change the colors on the fronts and doors. Instead, the elements can be combined for different expressions, e.g. a fibre concrete table top with fronts made of tombac (see photo) or sawn smoked oak veneer. Alternatively, you may prefer a table top in smoked oak combined with tombac cabinet doors, and so on. A mix of cabinet fronts and doors made of different materials will create a unique expression.
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