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Jun 18, 2018

Reform, Cecilie Manz Collaborate on New Fronts for Ikea Cabinets

Reform Degree Ceclie Manz Pine Cabinet Fronts

Danish designer Cecilie Manz has created a new line of door and drawer fronts for Reform Designs, allowing trade professionals to construct stylish, affordable kitchens.

The Degree by Cecilie Manz door and drawer fronts are made from blond Oregon pine laid at a 45-degree angle and feature geometric notch handles instead of tradional hardware. Panels also come in a painted light gray matte version. They are painted on the front, back, edges, and handles for a completely uniform finish. The painted fronts are made from MDF and color code RAL7044 (gloss).

Degree by Cecilie Manz Reform Ikea cabinets

The line comes with cover panels, inserts, and plinths that are produced in the same finish as the fronts, either painted light gray or pine.

Cecilie Manz “recommends a 5 mm or 8 mm solid stainless steel countertop in a floating look,” the company says. “The floating look is made possible from a shadowed panel placed approximately 20 mm from the countertop edge underneath the surface. The panel is produced on a 6-millimeter black MDF and will not be visible when the countertop is mounted. The complete thickness of the countertop including the panel is 11 millimeters.”

Reform and Cecilie Manz Ikea cabinet panels

The new Degree is just one of many cabinetry lines that Reform offers. The company collaborates with internationally acclaimed architects and designers to reform the classic white kitchen with its familiar neutral atmosphere. Using IKEA’s Sektion system as a base, the company offers a variety of doors, drawer fronts, and other accessories.

Reform also offers kitchen lines designed by Norm Architects, with surface fronts in sawn-cut smoked oak and handles in tombac. Countertops are available in solid smoked oak. Bjarke Ingels Group’s Strap collection offers a veneered natural oak with a cleat wax or a painted gloss white option. And German-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen designed Fold, a line featuring cut and folded powder-coated aluminum that gives the collection a warm industrial feel. It comes in anthracite, aluminum, and white.

Reform and Cecilie Manz Ikea cabinet covers

“IKEA makes quality kitchen components,” the company says. “Reform designs unique kitchen fronts and countertops made from durable materials that are easy to combine with IKEA’s basic and popular modules. It’s that simple!”

Reform says its system is easy for designers to use. Projects start with a basic ingredient—IKEA kitchen elements. Designers can then add the company’s “architect-designed fronts and countertops to create an aesthetic and a personal style that combines quality construction, function, and timeless design.”

Reform and Cecilie Manz Ikea cabinet panels

The company also offers adjustable fronts for IKEA PAX wardrobes and GODMORGON bathroom cupboards.

Reform delivers worldwide and has a U.S. showroom in New York City.


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Nigel F. Maynard

Nigel F. Maynard is the Editor of PRODUCTS. 

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