Reform Atelier Collection
July 22, 2023
The design-driven Danish kitchen brand Reform has launched a series of handles, the Atelier Collection. The handles are designed by four artists and designers adding an all-new artistic and personal dimension to the classic kitchen designs.
The handles in the new collection are available in metal, wood, glass and ceramics. By means of these materials and a long creative process, Alberte Tranberg, Maria Bruun, Nina Nørgaard and Yukari Hotta have transformed an everyday object into something highly personal, exploring the tension between craft and industrial manufacturing.
Maria Bruun — wood
Designer Maria Bruun presents two handles in her Atelier Collection — a classic bent handle and a knob — both in a contrast version in natural oak with a dowel in smoked oak, as well as a tone-in-tone in smoked oak. The wooden handles sit comfortably in your hand and bring a sense of craft to a simple, straightforward kitchen, such as Shaker. The series invites you to mix and match the handles and knobs across size, material and areas of use.
Yukari Hotta — ceramics
The ceramicist Yukari Hotta started the creation of her handles from a collection of round rocks gathered along the Danish coast, as she wanted to convey the feel of raw clay in an industrially made object. Hotta uses the kiln to bring out colors like purple, terracotta, yellow, pink and anthracite in her unglazed objects. These shades and textures are found in her handles too, available in a range of sizes that can easily be combined or mixed.
Nina Nørgaard — glass
Nina Nørgaard is at the forefront of Scandinavian glassblowers. For her Atelier Collection project, she wanted to transform her usual format into something industrially multipliable without losing a human touch. A range of free-hand sculpted shapes have been transformed into cast objects that are functional, almost ergonomic. Her knobs introduce color as a variable, producing a result never one the same.
Alberte Tranberg — metal
The Danish artist and metal fabricator Alberte Tranberg brings character and an edge to the table. Her handles reflect going about things the ‘wrong’ way, intentionally. Typically, the round profile would continue its circuit throughout the 90-degree angle, but Tranberg let it flatten, creating organic, almost boney features. At first, the result seems strangely simple and recognizable. As you get closer, the details unfold. In addition to the Atelier Collection, a classic handle and knob are also available in two sizes and three different finishes — brass, stainless steel and dark metal. Handles are not available for loose sale.