SURFACE by Norm Architects

Exclusive in its choice of material and design

SURFACE fronts in sawn cut smoked oak. Countertop in solid smoked oak. See more photos here.

SURFACE fronts in sawn cut natural oak with handles in black coated steel. Countertop in solid oak. See more photos here.

Norm Architects

Since 2008, Norm Architects has worked domestically as well as internationally with everything from residential architecture to interior and industrial design. Add to that an affinity for integrating photography, graphic design and art directing into their work.

Their kitchen design is simple, but exclusive in its timeless design. With no handles, it presents a countertop that covers the entire surface and adds to it an exquisite finish – like the best-designed furniture.

The materials, which have seldom been used in kitchens, present a clean but raw appearance. The kitchen comes in two variants: sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak. For a thoroughly personalized kitchen you can add your own mix of materials to create the your own visual expression.

The all-natural materials have been selected for their durability and reaction to wear. The pieces will patinate beautifully, and will continue to change, particularly in areas of constant wear.

Product information

Fronts and handles

SURFACE by Norm Architects comes in two variants: sawn smoked oak and sawn natural oak. The fronts come without handles and have a 13/64" × 13/64" edge on the back. It’s possible to buy handles in four different variants; burnished copper, brass, black coated steel, and stainless steel. We recommend handles for integrated appliances, but you can always choose handles as an alternative to a push system for all your fronts.

The fronts are veneered on the front and back, and the same wood is used on the solid edges. The doors are wax-coated.


Norm Architects recommends a 25/32" countertop in fiber concrete or solid, smoked oak. The price of your countertop depends on the size, cuts and whether you need a sink etc. Hence, we prefer a hand drawing and exact specifications of your needs before we give you a price.

Cover panels, inserts and toe kicks

Norm Architects recommends using cover panels and toe kicks in the same material as the kitchen fronts. The toe kicks is more elegant in black. Additions can be added to the smoked oak variant.


It is not possible to change the colors on the fronts. Instead, the elements can be combined for different expressions. A mix of cabinet fronts and doors made of different materials will create a unique expression.

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