The Danish KVIK kitchens came to Bangkok on Friday evening 14 January when Khun Chalermkiat and Khun Alisara Suwanprinya, Scandi Kitchens Co., Ltd. opened their KVIK showroom om Rama 9 between the Rachadapisek and the MCOT intersection.
The opening reception was well attended by Thai designers, Thai architects, Thai real estate developers, Thai media and VIP’s – and only a few foreigners mixed in between. This attendance was the perfect mix for the owners who aim at the broad Thai market for the Danish design kitchen and not the farang niche market.
The exception was of course Carsten B. Andersen of Kvik in Denmark, Ole Frendesen who is about to opening his own Kvik showroom in Hua Hin and a few others related to the Danish brand.
The exact time of the opening was timed with an opening in Denmark, where the ringing of a bell in Bangkok was linked in real time TV to the ringing of a bell in Denmark. Prior to that, architect and designer Khun Kris Kiattisak – the MC of the evening – had interviewed Khun Chalermkiat and Carsten B. Andersen about what set Kvik kitchens apart. He followed up this with a long session where Chef from Siemens Khun Areekul L. was cooking som delicacies on one of the Kvik kitchens that were shared with the guest immediately.
When leaving, all guests received a book with photographs of Danish design architecture and other Danish design solutions taken by Khun Chalermkiat and Khun Kris themselves when they visited Denmark and the Kvik factory last summer. Anyone interested in Danish design can obtain their own copy by stopping by the shop on 59/2 Rama 9 – or by contacting Khun Chalermkiat on email firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is in Thai language.