Kitchen of the Week: A Modular Kitchen in Stockholm with a Seasonal (and Swappable) Palette

Designed by Perniclas Bedow of Bedow Design Studio, this small modular kitchen is designed to change colors with the seasons and is located in a 1909 house in a leafy neighborhood in Stockholm, on Bjorkvagen Street (which translates to Birch Street). “Instead of imitating a hundred-year-old style, I wanted to contrast the house’s history with a relevant contemporary expression,” he says. Take a look:

Photography by Erik Undehn.  


Above: “The design is a subtle wink to the surrounding trees in the neighborhood: We used pine plywood for the frame, and the colors of the cabinet fronts are inspired by autumn leaves,” Perniclas says.


Above L: Perniclas picked up the glass carafe by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. “I bought it cheap at an auction,” he says. “It’s quite rare; I’ve only seen it this one time. It’s featured in Wirkkala’s book, Eye, Hand, and Thought.”


Above: “Since there are no handles on the cabinet fronts and they are attached with only four screws, you can easily swap them out,” Perniclas  says.


Above: The cabinet fronts are made of Valchromat, a through-color pine wood fiber panel available in nine different colors (shown here in yellow, red, and green). “The idea is to have four different sets, one for each season,” Perniclas says.


Above: A row of potted plants adds a touch of greenery to the kitchen.

Perniclas has also designed everyday, utilitarian products  for one of our favorite new discoveries; see Essem Design: Stylish Storage Solutions from Sweden.

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