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“It's not just an IKEA hack, it’s a next-level furniture upgrade with materials and quality that offer the same look and feel as bespoke cabinetry. But without the hefty price tag.”
Founded in 2019 by two expats in the UAE, and expanding across the globe, Fronteriors is a self-assembly concept that makes doors and other components for IKEA cabinetry.
The concept of making custom fronts for IKEA furniture, or #IKEAhacking, has existed widely across Europe and the US for some years, but when the Founders, both interior designers, were looking to use this concept in their own interior projects, no-one was shipping to the Middle East region. They spotted a gap.
With the establishment of Fronteriors, Kath and Linda were resolute in their intention to introduce materials and finishes that they'd not yet seen in this arena – more specifically the cane, linen textile and slatted doors which have become so popular for the brand.
With a made-to-order business model and their love and admiration for Scandinavian design, the duo place great emphasis on craftsmanship and quality, which applies to everything from the oak veneers and German quality MDF core to the the paints used and the calibre of the factories that they select to manufacture their products.
In response to the demand from their impressive global client base, Fronteriors appointed a second factory in Europe in 2022 and will continue to source manufacturing partners further afield. The intention with multiple manufacturers is to reduce the cost, transit time, distance and carbon footprint between production facilities and their customers. A small step in the path towards the global vision.