Always ahead in the style stakes, it was fellow Swedish brand, Superfront who were the first to offer stylish surface hacks for Ikea furniture.
So it should come as no surprise that due to the increasing need for smart, space-efficient storage suitable for smaller homes and unused, narrow spaces, the brand has now followed up with a design that's suitable for Ikea's 20 cm deep Bestå frame.
And instead of offering only 60 cm wide fronts for the Bestå frame – which is the front format that Ikea offers – Superfront has supplemented their range with 30 cm wide fronts which are sold in pairs to the 64 and 128 cm high cabinet frames.
'It turned out that these slim sideboards are not only practical – they look very stylish too,' says Mick Born, one of Superfront’s founders.
'We want customers to be able to reduce the turning radius when they open their sideboard. It contributes to the functionality of, for example, a narrow hallway. In addition, the narrower fronts provide an aesthetic balance in relation to the shallow frame,' adds co-founder Monica Born.
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The 20 cm deep Bestå sideboards can be created in the widths of 60 or 120 cm, and the heights: 38, 64 or 128 cm. As usual, you combine Superfront's patterns and colours freely on the fronts – and as always, you can choose to dress your Bestå cabinet with both sides and top in a lacquered finish, or choose a durable stone top in either Carrara marble or limestone.
All in all, there are a number of uses for a shallower sideboard format; from the narrow hallway, to the living room or the kitchen where there is not always space enough for a 40 or 60 cm deep piece of furniture.
The new technology also makes this format ideal as a TV cabinet, with enough space for both an Apple TV and other practical, but not always that decorative, tech gadgets.
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