Kitchen design and furniture
with a focus on honest sustainable manufacturing.
Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng founded the Ask og Eng studio early 2016, after having built several sustainable kitchens and furniture for them selves over a number of years. Kine’s background in environmental geography and climate change, means that when it comes to design and manufacturing, sustainability is of utmost importance to her – Kristoffer is a trained architect and the practical aesthetic mind behind the company.
When designing their first prototypes, functionality, sustainability and material efficiency were the key aspects of the creation process. Which is why they chose to work with bamboo as their material of choice.
Why bamboo? Bamboo is a very beautiful material and it is of really high quality and durability, but also it is a sustainable choice. Bamboo, which is actually a type of grass, grows significantly faster than trees – up to a meter per day. This means that the bamboo is ready to be harvested after 4-6 years – in comparison to trees that use about 50 years. During growth, bamboo absorbs more Co2 than is released during production, something that makes it Co2 neutral over the complete lifecycle. And it grows this fast without using any pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.
We use bamboo, which only works with certified plantations, in our furniture. Because of this we can be sure that the bamboo is not only sustainable, but also produced responsibly.