Everything is handmade in teak and oiled to a silky matt finish. That's what I love so much about wood, the finish, the smell and how it feels to the touch. I chose teak to make a better connection between the kitchen and the adjacent living room with my teak furniture. Mine is the only kitchen they've made in teak so far, so it's a one of a kind! The countertop is danish, pure white deliciously smooth stone. All the cabinets and drawers are wide, 80 cm,which adds to the horisontal impression. The counter forms an L, in addition to a separate wall with floor to roof cabinets.
My house has traditional coastal architecture, and my strategy is to contrast it with some 60s and 70s touches, whilst keeping the "bones" of the house, as Kylie over at Lucy Violet Vintage once so cleverly put it!
The guy who made the kitchen for me started the still very small company called Tingbø just a few years ago, and his kitchens and dining tables have already been published in major design magazines. It's so refreshing that the big companies get some competition from someone who stays true to good craftmanship and great materials. The company is based in Egersund, on my beloved southwestern coast, the home of the great pottery by that same name. They made the interior for the pottery museum that I featured in an earlier post, have a look here.
Tingbø has a great website, and I'm more than happy to spread the word about these great guys. Unfortuneately for some of you, the site is only in norwegian. There are some really nice photos though, so it's well worth having a look.
Enough talking, here's my new kitchen! I'm already deeply in love with it. I'll be showing it again when it's all done, and my Figgjo, Stavangerflint and, of course, Egersund pieces has moved in:-)