At the invitation of Danish kitchen merchant Reform, several architecture firms have developed design riffs on Ikea's Metod kitchen cabinets. Henning Larsen Architects [above left] inserts a metal strip along the edge of the door and along the toekick. Bjarke Ingels tabs drawers with loops of seatbelt webbing [above right]. Small touches, yes, but well considered. reformcph.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.