April 27, 2020

English Design Firm Witlof Adds Hack System Hølte to Its Portfolio

The Hølte system by Witlof. Photography by Sara Hibbert.

When they couldn’t find what they wanted, Fiona and Tom Ginnett created it. The fashion designer and architect founded Witlof, a design-build firm specializing in custom kitchens. Then, spurred by egalitarian design, the couple launched Hølte, a system of surface and hardware hacks customized for IKEA cabinetry. Once clients submit their plans and choose options, the items are made to order in the company’s Hertfordshire, England, workshop, and delivered installation-ready. Tops include matte quartz, steel-gray granite, and stainless steel–bonded birch. Fronts range from hand-finished veneers with hardwood edging to high-pressure laminate over plywood. Hardware includes the integrated pull Half Moon, backed by plywood or steel, and the Buckle Brass handle, inspired by vintage filing cabinets.

The Half Moon pull. Photography by Sara Hibbert.
The Buckle Brass handlePhotography by Sara Hibbert.
The Half Moon pullPhotography by Sara Hibbert.

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