I first featured Polish brand FRØPT in 2019, when their inspiring custom kitchen fronts caught my eye. Founded by Magda Milejska and Kasia Kurowska-Loedl with the goal of helping people in Europe live better designed and more sustainable lives, FRØPT offer furniture fronts adapted to the IKEA Metod and Pax systems with personalised solutions in natural materials. When it came to designing their new Warsaw-based studio, Magda and Kasia took a slow and considered approach to ensure the workspace would be comfortable and inspire creativity, while also showcasing their beautiful collections.
Wanting to be as sustainable as possible, FRØPT has an on-demand business model that means that they only produce what is needed, with no warehouses holding product that is waiting to be sold. A starting point for the studio design was a hunt for objects and solutions that would provide a considered space and reflect the brand’s philosophy around sustainability. Slow and conscious, the design process included experimenting with noble materials, to ensure all expectations were met. This organic approach allowed for the ability to build structures, furniture and objects that form a dialogue with the space. It also lead to the decision to create an entire kitchen, where all pieces revolve around the theme of the kitchen. A space for work, creative stimulation and inspiration, it also satisfies the founders’ curiosity and needs for exploration.
FRØPT have also introduced a new product, the Norwegian Wood Shelving Concept. An extension of the Norwegian Wood collection of fronts which are crafted from solid wood and natural veneer, the shelf celebrates natural materials and simplicity of design that draws from Japanese aesthetics.
Designed to help declutter and organise the home, the shelving concept also encourages a considered approach to selecting objects to display. The Norwegian Wood Single Shelf and Shelving Unit are pieces of furniture that give you the opportunity to consciously shape your surroundings and create a harmonious space to live in. Both will be available for sale in August, in a choice of five natural veneer colours.