Social media is a wonderful thing in so many ways, but one of the things that I love the most is how it connects people near and far. It is fantastic how I over the years have gotten to know people all over the world sharing the same passion for interior design, and even met many on interior design events in Norway and abroad. So even though I knew the power of social media, it was a bit surprising when it got me connected to a fellow entrepreneur and interior design lover who was actually living in the same town as me.
Let me introduce you to Kine Ask Stenersen, the co-founder of the company Ask & Eng, which she has founded together her husband Kristoffer Eng. The story how the two ended up founding this company is actually a bit interesting and it shows how creative they are. It all started when they had to renovate their kitchen, and as many of us, they would like a custom made kitchen but quickly realized that it would become too expensive. But instead of settling for an IKEA kitchen, they decided to fix this themselves. So with four hands, an attention to details and an environmental focus the couple ended up designing and building their own kitchen using the unusual, environmental friendly and fantastic looking material bamboo.
Seeing how great the end result and how fun the process was, the couple wanted to offer kitchens using bamboo to other people as well and then the company Ask & Eng was born. Since then the two have perfected how bamboo can be used in furniture, and have come up with techniques to change the color of the material and also expanded to other furniture as well. For example, a bathroom sink made entirely in bamboo. Pretty cool!
So if you are looking for a kitchen or furniture that has that extraordinary finish, check out what Ask & Eng can do for you. I just love that there are people like them who follow their passion, and end up creating something exceptional.
Ask & Eng also have a very inspiring Instagram account, where you can see beautiful pictures of their home but also from their bamboo projects.
Images: Ask & Eng