We Do Wood gives kitchen baton to Garde Hvalsøe

We Do Wood gives kitchen baton to Garde Hvalsøe – and is therefore a design collaboration on this particular front. We Do Wood was the first in Denmark who worked with bamboo kitchens, and has in recent years had a tremendous development in his profession.

We Do Wood / Garde Hvalsøe bamboo kitchen is, unlike the other Garde Hvalsøe kitchens, not made in special sizes or with the carpenter total drawers. We Do Wood-kitchens are standard with bamboo trays, as tradition has been with We Do Wood. It means a lot for the price, about 50% below Garde Hvalsøes average kitchen prices.

We have been looking forward to bidding We Do Wood formally welcome and we look forward to an exciting collaboration with this sustainable bamboo kitchen – with either bamboo or linoleum fronts fronts.

Press releases concerning the design collaboration between We Do Wood and Garde Hvalsøe.

It was bamboo kitchens which in its time was the beginning for We Do Wood, and with a chief designer who has been a cabinetmaker apprentice Garde Hvalsøe, was co obvious, since the new strategy prescribed an increased focus on furniture and design tasks.

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In 2012, we at Garde Hvalsøe signed a design collaboration with We Do Wood, who is internationally renowned for their innovative design and furniture, in the sustainable material bamboo. Sebastian Jørgensen chief designer at We Do Wood, has in its time been apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in our workshop, and over the years as an apprentice and journeyman built many kitchens and furniture Garde Hvalsøe auspices.

“We are proud of the new design collaboration with Garde Hvalsøe which continues the rapid development We Do Wood has experienced in recent years. The new kitchen from Garde Hvalsøe points both back to the early years of We Do Wood’s story, where Sebastian Jorgensen and Henrik Thygesen designed the first bamboo kitchens in Denmark.


In addition to an eat-in style table in your café kitchen, you may consider banquet seating at a café-style bar, countertop or kitchen island. Seating for these features often comes in the form of barstool or high café-style chairs, convenient for adding when you have a preponderance of guests, and removing when you need room for cooking, food preparation or cleaning.

Another common decoration in café-style kitchens is the under-sink curtain. Convenient for disguising pipes or storage areas underneath your sink, under-sink curtains give you an opportunity to add color and visual interest to your kitchen design. Floral or plaid patterns or solids in bold colors can liven up your in-home café tremendously — and in a pinch, the curtains can even be used as an impromptu dishrag. Other fabrics are also commonly deployed to great effect in café-style kitchens, with curtains, tablecloths and pillows featured to add the same type of functional and stylistic benefits.

Café kitchen decorating doesn’t have to be limited to accessories and fabrics, though — shelving is an aspect of the design that’s core to the kitchen’s appearance and function, but it can also contribute mightily to the decor approach. In café kitchens, shelving is often left open, a technique that allows cookware, glassware and dishes to be exposed. This serves a dual purpose — stylistic and decorative, because you’ll have the opportunity to show off your favorite pieces—and functional, because you’ll be able to reach up and grab them without the extra step of opening a door. As a related approach, many café kitchens will feature hanging ceramics, cookware or dishware — coffee cups hanging from a series of hooks, or pots and pans strategically arranged on a pegboard behind the sink are a common sight.

Whether you’re considering a full-on vintage style that strongly references a bygone era, or just looking to spruce up your overall design with some vintage flourishes, you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose.

When referencing vintage design or decorating, it can be helpful to first outline the distinctions between antique, vintage and retro styles — all of which are commonly cited by homeowners and designers when planning remodels or kitchen installs. In general, “antique” refers to items that are over 100 years old. “Vintage” refers to an item that is both strongly representative of an era of design, and usually well-over 20 years old. Finally, “retro” is almost always used to refer to an item or a design that references a fairly recent fashion or design trend — a good example would be acid-washed jeans — they’re worn as much for style as for the opportunity to playfully pay homage to a recent era of fashion and design.

In today’s design lingo, “vintage” generally refers to styles that originated between the 1930s and 1950s. In particular, the playful, optimistic and “retro futurist” designs of the post World War II era are popular vintage styles. Decorating a vintage kitchen with these referential styles can take many forms, from artwork to cooking accessories, all of them able to be paired with specifically vintage designs, or incorporated into different design styles.

One of the simplest ways to decorate a kitchen with vintage designs is with cookware and accessories. Mixers, coffee makers, toasters and other small appliances are all available in vintage styles, often featuring the space-age designs of the 1950s and 1960s in an array of bright and bold colors like yellow, green, orange and red.

Artwork can also be a great way to add a vintage appeal to your kitchen design. From impressionistic modern paintings and prints from the 1950s to vintage advertising or political posters from the World War II era, artwork can add great visual interest to any vintage kitchen design.

Another option for decorating vintage kitchens is wallpaper. Playful colors and designs are often incorporated, sometimes covering entire walls, and other times used as a flourish on a backsplash or as a lining for the back of a vintage cabinet. Polka dots and other popular wallpaper patterns from the postwar era can be a great addition to a vintage kitchen design.