“We chose Basis 01 in white because the white gives the kitchen a bright and clean Scandinavian look. We were also quite excited about the beautiful wooden handles, consistent with the Nordic style that inspires us both. The countertop gives the bright kitchen a raw and aesthetically pleasing feel that is also very personal. It all gives the kitchen that extra visual appeal, where an IKEA kitchen falls short,” says Theresa Blank, 26, co-founder of Sweet Sneak Studio, a creative food studio. Theresa lives in Copenhagen, Denmark with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Kasper Schjønning who is co-founder and concept developer at the creative communications agency Jip Jip.
The kitchen in the apartment is a typical “Copenhagen kitchen” – a small space with a low ceiling, which is why the couple chose to skip wall cabinets: “Instead we went for shelves. Without wall cabinets there is air and plenty of light for the entire kitchen. We considered getting cabinets with a narrow depth for the walls as it might have worked and been great. Maybe we’ll do that one day, but right now we enjoy the beautiful light,” says Theresa Blank.
“The heart of the apartment is the kitchen. We installed a new kitchen, as the old one had no character. Reform’s ordering process was quite simple, and it was quickly done. We already had the measurements from IKEA, so we just had to take a quick look in Reform’s showroom, choose the right design for us, talk with one of their consultants a few times – and then it was all done and ordered! Of course there was some wait for delivery, but even for someone who hates to wait as much as I do, it was ok. It only took a few weeks, I think,” says Kasper Schjønning.
A passion Kasper and Theresa have in common is their interest in aesthetics and design: “We love to mix and match old pieces with new design; it’s always a wild combination of things. We live with a diverse collection of things from both our previous lives and apartments—and now, of course, our life together here in Vesterbro,” they conclude in agreement.