Called Degree, Manz’s kitchen aims to provide simple functionality while creating a hospitable atmosphere. In order to achieve a balance between the two, she chose to pair a practical hardwearing steel countertop with a raw expression, with warm-toned wood and grey painted doors. The wood grain of the Oregon pine is laid at a 45-degree angle to contrast with the horizontal and vertical lines of the kitchen, something Manz likens to a "hatching in a drawing". The geometric notch handles are located in the corner of each front, adding a graphic element. The simple details and honest materials create a classic but modern look.
1. Kitchen fronts from Reform by Cecilie Manz
2. Veneered Oregon Pine