Kvänum Launches '70s Inspired Kitchen Design During Stockholm’s Design Week 2011

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Kvänum, a world-renowned Scandinavian design and kitchen cabinet company with a showroom located in downtown San Francisco, kicks off Stockholm’s Design Week with a '70s inspired kitchen design.

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Kvänum '70s kitchen design with flowers.

Everything goes in cycles. Maybe people who remodeled their kitchen in the '70s were not very interested in the designs of their era, but younger generations have a nostalgic relationship with those styles.

High-end San Francisco kitchen design company Kvänum, presented it’s newest retro kitchen design during this year’s Stockholm’s Design Week. Inspired by '70s decor, the unit features details typical of the time including wall cabinets suspended from the ceiling, vintage glass knobs, and side panels that fold out into a working table.

“Everything goes in cycles,” says Natalia Nordstorm, owner of Kvänum, of the new design, “Maybe people who remodeled their kitchen in the '70s were not very interested in the designs of their era, but younger generations have a nostalgic relationship with those styles.”

Natalia Nordström reports that trends in kitchen design are moving away from the wide open models painted in hard clinical whites. Instead designers are experimenting with using tighter spaces and deeper colors like browns and greens- even leaving large natural wood surfaces. Nordström finds that many details from the '70s fit in nicely with the new trend in kitchen design and can be borrowed to add to contemporary design dialogue while still fitting nicely into any modern home.

Of course '70s inspired work is not all that Kvänum does, they specialize in traditional and modern Swedish cabinetry that epitmozes quality and functionality on all levels. San Franciscans interested in a kitchen remodel should consider following the lead of the Swedish Royal Family and get Kvänum’s visionary designers on the job.

For more information about Kvänum’s '70s inspired cabinetry or any of Kvänum’s interior design and cabinetry services, visit the San Francisco kitchen cabinet showroom located at 526 Washington Street or view their website at http://www.kvanum.com/. Call their San Francisco showroom at (415) 263-9893 to schedule an appointment for a free kitchen design consultation or to learn more. The new showroom hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday to Monday by appointment.

About Kvänum
For more than 80 years, Kvänum has created customized design solutions to discerning customers all over the world. Beautiful craftsmanship and high quality materials have made Kvänum the market leader in Scandinavia. Recently expanded to the United States and the San Francisco Bay Area, Kvänum employs skilled craftspeople that manufacture every kitchen, bathroom and storage solution at the company’s joinery factory on the plains of West Götaland, Sweden.

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