ISSUE 32  |  Nordic Light

Kitchen of the Week: A State-of-the-Art Kitchen System from Finland

August 18, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Izabella Simmons

Emerging Finnish design company Kitzen specializes in kitchen systems that offer, as its founders like to say, “the ideal conditions for cooking.” And, we might add, for keeping clutter out of sight. Kitzen’s look is modern and seamless: Its fully made kitchens use top-of-the-line materials and appliances (by Miele and Gaggenau) and don’t skimp on the storage.

Kitzen customizes its systems, and every project starts with an experienced designer asking questions such as: What kind of life will this kitchen see? Here’s a glimpse of Kitzen’s latest options.


Above: The clean-lined Living with Less kitchen is offered in frameless white or black cabinetry, or a combination of the two, with all appliances hidden behind closed doors.


Above: The Softer Touch kitchen cabinetry combines wood with touches of white. It was designed with a family in mind: While cooking takes place, the children can tackle their homework around the large island.


Above: The Softer Touch has an integrated sink and gooseneck chrome faucet. Kitzen often works with Swedish faucet line Tapwell.


Above: The Blogger is a simple white kitchen punctuated with bold accents. Looking for a bright faucet? See Vola’s Color Splash.


Above: The sharp-angled Minimasculin kitchen is composed of stone, steel, and dark wood veneer.


Above: The Urban Classic kitchen features gray face-frame cabinetry paired with modern appliances and a marble backsplash.


Above: The kitchens are made from start to finish in a factory setting in Salo, Finland. Bathroom and closet designs are also available. Go to Kitzen to see more (but be warned that the site is in Finnish).

We’re increasingly sold on the concept of the fully loaded kitchen system:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 1, 2015.