Designing a kitchen is like deciding on a tattoo: What if you change your mind down the line? Founders of Copenhagen shop Stilleben, Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou, were obsessed with the idea of creating an updatable kitchen “to survive many styles and color trends.”
They teamed up with architect Trine Hjorth and cabinetmaker Ditlev Rahbek of HjorthRahbek to come up with a series of no-nonsense kitchens—practical and solid, but also fun. The kitchens are made up of a basic core design with hand-painted cabinets. The rule? “You must be able to repaint the kitchen at any point in a different color,” the designers say (obsolescence be gone). Here’s a look at the Stilleben Kitchen model in their Frederiksborggade 22 showroom in Copenhagen.