Garde Hvalsøe creates kitchen and inside options, designing areas for world-famous cooks like René Redzepi of Noma. Designer Thomas Lykke, who runs OEO Studio along with Anne-Marie Buemann, wanted a brand new kitchen in his Copenhagen flat. Like items of a puzzle, the 2 got here collectively to collaborate on the Lykke Mannequin, a modular made-to-order kitchen furnishings resolution that highlights the fantastic thing about wooden and traditional craftsmanship.
Like Garde Hvalsøe, Lykke admires the character and traits of wooden, an appreciation stemming from his childhood spent along with his grandfather, a cabinetmaker usually in his workshop. He shares:
Wooden is particular. You must perceive its nature, and you will need to keep in mind that the tree grew for twenty, fifty, typically lots of of years to supply the wooden for my cabinetmaker’s kitchen.
Designing the Lykke Mannequin got here from OEO Studio and Garde Hvalsøe’s earlier mission, “Cupboard of Love”, a showpiece the pair designed for the Wallpaper* Handmade X exhibition in 2019. The furnishings was designed for the enjoyment of enjoying vinyl data and listening to music. Lykke’s “Kitchen of Love” follows the identical craftsmanship and performance. A steel plinth creates contrasts with the stable wooden physique. Steel can also be utilized in slender vertical divisions in between cupboards. A marble tabletop seemingly floats above the wooden, because of its barely raised place and using a shadow-groove trim. Drawers with seen finger joints additional spotlight the fantastic thing about the wooden and pay homage to the normal craftsmanship of cabinetmaking.
Just like the one-of-a-kind objects Lykke has collected from world wide in his kitchen, the Lykke Mannequin is a treasured piece of furnishings that’s each suave and practical, for use and loved for years to return.
Pictures by Michael Rygaard.