Launching this week at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York is Bornholm Kitchen – the new line created by my friend, fellow blogger, and kitchen design maestra, Susan Serra:
Bornholm Kitchen is inspired by the design aesthetic and the natural surroundings of the island of Bornholm and Susan’s Danish ancestry – although the warm modern kitchens, islands, vanities and furniture are handcrafted here in the USA. Susan says
the beauty of the Bornholm Kitchen design concept is its ability to authentically speak the language of the environment it resides in. Bornholm Kitchen doesn’t dictate the style of the room, its sophisticated aesthetic seamlessly integrates with your style, your accessories, your life
and she demonstrates this for us beautifully on the Bornholm Kitchen website, where the Gallery shows the same kitchen furniture dressed up and accessorized for different design styles – like the perfect little black dress, it can be dressed up or down to suit the place and the occasion.
Some of the elements that define Bornholm Kitchen are
- supporting legs give an honest furniture aesthetic
- can be designed as a collection of separate pieces to ease the transition between the kitchen and surrounding spaces
- scalloped/elliptical drawer cutouts, exposed mortise and tenon joinery, and the modern post design
- the top and bottom 2 3/4″ thick top and bottom rails add a substantial framework to the design.
Bornholm Kitchen is currently available in natural Walnut and Rift Oak. All the Bornholm Kitchen elements are made-to-order, handcrafted sustainably in about 8 weeks – and the sturdy construction is engineered to last a lifetime. Also offered are Bornholm Basik, off-the-shelf kitchen and bath furniture available online at www.2modern.com, and Bornholm Collection, elegant and whimsical furnishings available at www.avolli.com.
Learn more, see more at Bornholm Kitchen. I think Susan’s phrase “warm heart, cool designs” perfectly describes both the line and its creator – they’ll go far together, I’m sure.