Studio Tour: Ask og Eng

15.12.17

One of the things we love most about social media are the connections we have been able to make, the friendships that have been forged, the creative collaborations that have been made a possibility and the inspiration that we are fortunate to have access to on a daily basis. Instagram has been such an integral medium for us to be able to share our own projects and inspire others along the way, but to be inspired ourselves by incredible creative talent all over the globe. One such talent is the Norwegian duo Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng behind Ask og Eng. We connected over Instagram, immediately taken by their beautiful kitchens and overall design ethos, and before we knew it we were headed to Norway to capture their home and studio space on camera. Today, we are thrilled to bring you a full tour of their Drammen studio and showroom, where they design, present and create their bamboo kitchens and furniture.

Husband-and-wife team Kine and Kristoffer founded Ask og Eng in 2016, having designed and built their own sustainable kitchens and furniture over a number of years. Kine’s background in environmental geography and climate change combines with Kristoffer’s background in architecture, resulting in a beautiful brand in which clever design, functionality and sustainability play a key role. Jump into the tour to see where they work and just how beautiful their creations are >>

Ask og Eng’s primary material of choice is bamboo. A beautiful and versatile material, bamboo is also a very durable and above all, sustainable choice. Because it grows faster than trees (up to a meter per day) it can be harvested a lot faster. It is also Co2 neutral and does not require pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers. We didn’t know all of this before meeting Kine and Kristoffer and it has made me wonder why we don’t see bamboo more often in interior design?

A few things we loved from our visit to their showroom is the many ways bamboo can be applied to a design (the devil is in the details and we love a visible, layered bamboo edge), the various different wood stains available (we are currently working on a kitchen in which we will be suing their gorgeously warm ‘Grain’ finish) and the fact that Ask og Eng fronts can be applied to Ikea base elements, making them a beautiful and unique, but also affordable, option.

We adore the crispness of their studio space, located in a large industrial building which they share with other architects and creatives, but also houses their own warehouse where their creations are produced.

Concrete floors, white walls, black ceilings, exposed pipes, Nordic light flooding through large steel framed windows and their warm but minimalistic kitchens… YES to that combo, any day of the week.

It really was the greatest privilege to be able to shoot Kine and Kristoffer in their studio space (and home, coming soon!). Not only that, but we had such fun connecting in real life, sharing stories, experiences and even the final episode of Game of Thrones, huddled up on the couch together, under a blanket, after a long day behind the camera! Good times. Those were some really good times.

Hope you enjoyed this beautiful studio tour. We’ll be back on the blog in the new year after a break for the holidays with another finished interior design project we’ve been hoarding that we know you’ll love. It’s been a busy and significant year for Avenue, and one that we will be celebrating together in the studio next week over dinner and candlelight, reflecting on the projects, the growth, the ups and the downs. In being in it together.

Wishing you all a happy and beautiful Christmas,

Holly & Hedda

|| Photography: Avenue Design Studio

5 Responses to “Studio Tour: Ask og Eng”

  1. Marije says:

    Hi Holly!

    I just had to ask: did I see your lovely house on VTwonen tv show last night?
    I thought I recognized some elements!
    looked wonderful!

    warm regards, Marije

  2. Katharina says:

    Hi,

    Awesome blog, I’ve just found it via „Best of Interior“.

    BTW – What happened to your Instagram account?

    Thanks,
    Kathy

    • Holly says:

      Thank you, Kathy! I have just seen that the link to Instagram isn’t working via the blog. I’ll look into that, thanks for the head up! We are avenue.design.studio over on Instagram if you’d like to find us 🙂 Holly

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