Above: Puustelli-designed kitchen
When Puustelli, the leading kitchen manufacturer in Finland, began eyeing the U.S. market, it immediately targeted Minneapolis. The aesthetic is a natural here, and we’re one of the top 20 remodeling markets, says Bjorn Freudenthal, vice president of sales for Puustelli USA. “We wanted to demonstrate proof of the concept here, and then roll out to other markets in the U.S.”
With its commitment to sustainability, sleek styling, bio-composite frames, and fully customizable design, Puustelli hopes to fill a void in the marketplace—the price point between the high-end European cabinetmakers Poggenpohl and Vacucine and the starter kitchen of Ikea, Freudenthal says.
Several remodels using the Finnish cabinet system are already underway in the metro. You can see the cabinetry line at AlwaysMod in Golden Valley and schedule a design consultation with Puustelli USA designer. See puustelliusa.com and alwaysmod.com
By Chris Lee
Photos courtesy of Puustelli USA