About Koivu

Contemporary design at the heart of your home

Your kitchen - it’s where memories are made

It’s where you cooked for your spouse during a long-ago date. Where you taught your baby the joys of eating (and throwing!) good food. It’s where you’ve put the world to rights with old friends over a glass of wine. And where you sat nursing a cuppa, late one night, counselling your heart-broken teen.

Your kitchen is the heart of your home; it’s where life happens.

Make sure yours reflects who you are.

What makes us different?

A Koivu kitchen will quickly become the hub of your house. Gorgeously tactile and built to fit, your new kitchen will feel somehow familiar – like a hand-crafted piece of furniture that’s been designed especially for you.

We’ve ploughed time and effort into finding the most beautiful, durable materials we can. We’re proud to use:

Finnish birch plywood from supplier Wisa - so strong it’s used in ship building and construction projects worldwide. Wisa birch plywood is completely waterproof and so hard-wearing you’ll never need to worry about your units swelling with damp or becoming fragile with age.

FENIX – billed as a ‘new material for interior design’, Italian-made nanotechnological FENIX creates an almost unbelievably perfect kitchen worksurface. Antibacterial, anti-fingerprint, soft to the touch and scratch-resistant to the point that any micro-scratches that do occur can repair themselves when heat is applied - you’ll struggle to do any damage to a FENIX worktop.

Formica – with a century-long history in laminate, Formica is a stylish, affordable alternative to natural stone worktops. Water repellent, anti-marking and anti-fingerprint – Formica stays looking great even in the face of regular wear and cleaning. And what’s more, there are 120 colours to choose from – so you’re bound to find one to suit.

Together with the skill and experience of our design team, these materials create a sleek contemporary look with clean lines and practical touches that delight their users in ways they never imagined.

And it’s not just about today. A Koivu kitchen will look beautiful for many years to come – the perfect place to create a lifetime of memories.

We care about our planet

Championing sustainability

We’re proud to say that all our Finnish plywood is farmed sustainably, benefitting from a constant replanting process. But we want to do more for the planet than that. That’s why, to make doubly sure we’re not impacting the environment, we make regular donations to a Woodland Trust scheme supporting the planting of new trees.

To date, we’ve donated:

Lowering VOCs for healthier homes

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals that are emitted as gases from many of the things we use everyday in our homes. Things like cleaning products, paints, carpets and furniture, particularly when these items are new. These chemicals have been found to have both short term and long-term health consequences, making it vital that we try to reduce our exposure to them.

The materials used by Koivu have been thoroughly tested against industry standards and we’re proud to say our kitchens produce the lowest VOC emissions on the market today.

Building for the long term

As we all start to cotton on to the environmental impact of consumerism, it’s vital that we create products that last, and continue to look beautiful and function well, long into the future. A Koivu kitchen will far outlive the average lifespan of a kitchen in the UK, and can even be moved or resold when, many years down the line, it is no longer wanted.

After all, recycling is great, but it’s better not to have to throw it away in the first place.

"The team at Koivu worked with me to design my perfect hand crafted kitchen. The design is not only beautiful and so, so cool but functionally meeting my exacting requirements to boot. Doug went out of his way to make sure that everything was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend Koivu."

Heather Hall

Behind the brand

Koivu is run by husband and wife team, Doug and Keren Sutherland - both passionate about providing beautiful, high quality kitchens at an affordable price.

But affordable doesn’t mean skimping on quality. Far from it. As a professional kitchen designer of over 20 years, Doug has worked for big brands and independents alike. He has seen kitchen companies cut corners on materials or use sub-par components to keep the price down. So, he decided to do things a little differently. He wanted to create kitchens using only the most beautiful materials. Kitchens that are truly designed around the people who will be living in and using them, with imagination as the only limit to design. And he wanted to provide a kitchen buying experience that is second to none.

THAT is what Koivu is about.

Get in touch to find out more about how a Koivu kitchen could work for you.