Hack an Ikea kitchen with Hølte

Launched in 2017, HØLTE designs hand-finished fronts and worktops for IKEA cabinet carcasses, bringing a high-quality yet accessible designer finish to any IKEA kitchen.

Now, following its early success, the company opens its new studio on Broadway Market, beside Regent's Canal in Hackney, today 4 July 2019.

As well as a showcase for HØLTE’s designs, there's space for the designers to meet clients face-to-face, a well-stocked sample library with both the HØLTE range and a selection of complementary tiles, flooring and paint from other companies.

There's also lighting by London studio Hand & Eye (with 10% off for HØLTE clients), and innovative hobs and integrated extractor hoods from the German cooking-system pioneer BORA.

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Like many great ideas, HØLTE is the result of a combination of determination and serendipity. Founders, Tom and Fi Ginnett had 20 years of experience in architecture and fashion respectively when, unable to find what they wanted on the existing market, they decided to design their own kitchen.

This personal project became a service for friends; that service became a business (the bespoke kitchen design company Witlof) and a year later, that business gave birth to HØLTE.

Set up to give people a way of elevating the standard IKEA kitchen, HØLTE's fronts provide a bespoke feel at an off-the-peg price point.

HØLTE’S growing range of cabinet fronts, handles and worktops are finished by hand in the company’s Hertford workshop. Since its start in 2017, HØLTE has rapidly earned a reputation for simple, timeless design; long-lasting, high-quality and environmentally conscious materials; and transparent pricing.

With its new studio, HØLTE studio will also host a calendar of events, many of which – in keeping with Fi & Tom’s own passions – will be focused on food.

These will include wine-tasting evenings and supper clubs for local residents, clients and collaborators alike, as well as design workshops to bring people planning a project together with architects, interior designers and HØLTE’s own design team.

HØLTE,Unit G05, 16-29 Andrews Road, E8 4QF

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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.