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Is This The Prettiest Ikea Hack Ever?

Or the tackiest one?

Danish company Reform turns standard Ikea furniture into custom pieces using kitchen fronts and countertops compatible with Ikea’s Metod modules. Its last hack: A golden kitchen for the headquarters of fashion designer Stine Goya in Copenhagen.

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Stine Goya [Photo: courtesy Reform]

Goya approached Reform with the idea of creating a space that would match the bright hues of her collections. Reform used brass for all fronts, and painted the walls a pale yellow to complement warm timber floors. Reform told me over email that the total cost for the project, including the Ikea furniture, was $20,000. Not bad for a kitchen that looks like it was dipped in a vat of liquid gold.

It’s surprisingly beautiful (and perfect for a country with such long, harsh winters).  But maybe I would get tired of the disco glitz after a while. So is this the prettiest Ikea furniture of the tackiest one? You tell me.

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Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce and a contributing writer at Fast Company.

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