With Roots in both Nairobi and New York, their HQ needed to reflect the spirit of both.
To keep costs down, we kept the existing cabinet bodies and replaced the kitchen faces with dead matte, white oak. Different-sized black steel finger-pulls and a black-painted oak backsplash complete the look.
BECAUSE THIS PROJECT HAD A VERY STRICT BUDGET, WE GOT CREATIVE WITH SOME OF OUR SOLUTIONS. WE CREATED A BENCHING SYSTEM THAT WAS BUILT BY LOCAL CARPENTERS FROM BUTCHER BLOCK SOURCED FROM IKEA. EACH DESK IS MADE OF TWO BUTCHER BLOCK SLABS: THE FIRST IS THE TABLETOP, AND THE SECOND IS CUT AND HALF AND SECURED AT EACH SIDE WITH ANGLES TO ACT AS TWO LEGS. DIVIDERS WERE MADE FROM MATCHING BLOCK, WRAPPED IN FELT AND NAILED TO MASK THE SEAM BETWEEN TWO STATIONS.