Join us for a fun in-person bash as we celebrate a decade of eco-friendly kitchens
with good food, drinks and special guests!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7, 2023
10:00AM to 4:00PM
7777 Washington Avenue South, Edina 55439
It’s time to Celebrate!
Come join us at Puustelli Kitchens as we celebrate a decade of sustainable and eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry design.
Don’t miss this chance to be a part of our 10-year milestone celebration.
Join us at Puustelli Kitchens and let’s toast to a greener future in kitchen design!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00AM Doors Open! Coffee, Cake, Nordic treats and Bubbly served all day!
11:00AM First Raffle Drawing!
11:05AM Design Presentation: The Ecological Kitchen Story- How it Started and How it’s Going. Join the Puustelli Kitchens team and follow along on the R&D journey that started 14 years ago with a mission to create the most ecologically advanced kitchen cabinetry system in the world.
12:00PM Second Raffle Drawing!
12:05PM Design Presentation: Decorating Sustainably and Mindfully for Your Home – How to Incorporate Vintage Furniture. Get great tips on how to integrate or transform vintage pieces to create a mix of new and old in your own home from Christine Tanaka, interior designer and owner of Wabi Sabi, an upscale secondhand furnishings, decor and artwork store located in the Plymouth – Maple Grove area.
01:00PM Third Raffle Drawing
01:05PM Design Presentation: Holistic interior design – create a wellness oasis in your home. Hear from award-winning interior designer Sheree Vincent, owner of Fusion Designed on how to design and style spaces that help you feel your best every day, from materials to color choices and how to bring the healing qualities of nature inside in unexpected ways.
02:00PM Fourth Raffle Drawing!
02:05PM Design Presentation: Finding a new home with renovation potential. Learn how to spot a renovation friendly home and get interior design tips from Heather Fox of Fox Homes and Foxwell Studios who also stars in the Should I Stay or Go HGTV home renovation series.
03:00PM Fifth and Final Raffle Drawing!
3:05PM Design Presentation: Interior Decor Trends – What’s In and What’s Out? Be in the know and join us as Karl Peltier, interior designer with Habitation Furnishings and Design takes us through a visual guide of the interior design trends of today!
04:00PM Event Concludes
Meet our Guest Speakers
As Senior Designer for Habitation, Karl adds more than 15 years of experience to his degree in Interior Design. He draws on this experience and expertise to create exceptional spaces for both residential and commercial clients. Karl loves to use his knowledge of space planning and proper scale in every project he works on. He’s also done work in interior and exterior finishes where he used his keen eye for color to create custom venetian and polished plasters (plastering is a family trade that runs on both sides of his family going back generations).
Christine Tanaka is the owner of The Wabi Sabi Shop, a furniture consignment shop in the Plymouth-Maple Grove area that sells quality 2nd hand furnishings and one of kind home décor and artwork. Preventing furniture from ending up in landfills and keeping households’ goods in circulation is the driving force behind her business. Christine partners with other service providers, such as upholsterers and furniture painters, making it easier for her customers to incorporate more used goods into their homes. In addition to offering homeowners an alternative, sustainable way to decorate their homes, Christine is passionate about making good design accessible to more people. As an avid environmentalist, Christine belongs to several organizations that are moving the needle on creating a more sustainable world for us all.
Fusion Designed specializes in creating peaceful, clutter-free environments with a modern design aesthetic, and integrates unique accents that reflect your personality. Sheree Vincent, Principle, has been helping people design spaces of well-being for over 25 years. Sheree is a certified Feng Shui Master, a Certified Green AP and an award-winning interior designer. She is a trailblazer in holistic design, coining the phrase “Put the OM in your home” over 20 years ago. Sheree believes that today, more than ever, we have a desire and need for our homes to be personal sanctuaries. Working with an interior design professional brings you the expertise necessary for designing and incorporating health and well-being design strategies into homes.
Heather Fox, a licensed realtor, is the owner of multiple successful Minnesota business ventures that include Fox Homes, specializing in real estate and Foxwell Studios and Shoppe, providing curated home decor options for homeowners in the Twin Cities and beyond. A well-known design expert with multiple local and national TV appearances, Heather shares her passion for real estate, building, renovation and flipping homes with her husband Brad, who starred alongside Heather in the HGTV hit renovation show Should I Stay or Go. A self-professed lover of art, music and interior design, Heather is a graduate of St. Thomas and a mom to two boys that keep her life “full of love and laughs”.
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The Story of the Ecological Kitchen
Fourteen years ago, we set out to reinvent the kitchen cabinet, on a mission to create more environmentally friendly furniture. The focus was to create cabinetry that would become the most ecological, sustainable kitchen possible over its entire lifecycle.
Exactly ten years ago, based on years of research and development, we finally launched a new kitchen cabinetry line where any materials needlessly affecting the environment and indoor air quality have been removed.
We also changed the structure of the kitchen cabinet – instead of the traditional box, we created a biocomposite frame with pre-drilled holes for door, panel and shelf attachments. The biocomposite frame removes the need for a “fourth wall” and opens up a whole new world of kitchen design opportunities.
Ecological Kitchens in the Twin Cities
From mid-century modern to Nordic minimalist, our ecological principles apply to any style of kitchen design.
Throughout the Minneapolis region, you’ll find Puustelli kitchens that may look like regular kitchens from the outside, but with the same ecological principle found on the inside:
- premium, durable wood doors
- low-VOC materials
- no toxic substances
- reduced carbon footprint, weight and waste
- fully recyclable and reusable components
Why the Ecological Kitchen Matters
In the age of mass consumption, by improving the traditional kitchen cabinetry, we’ve been able to make a more responsible product and significantly reduce waste. Clean materials and a clean production process makes the Puustelli Miinus cabinetry a lasting, easy-to-care-for and timeless piece of furniture. We’ve also carefully calculated the carbon footprint of each material sourced, enabling us to off-set the cabinetry carbon footprint during manufacturing.
Because we’ve omitted the use of MDF and added formaldehyde, the cabinetry exceeds rigorous indoor air quality testing for formaldehyde and VOC off-gassing, contributing to a better indoor air quality for you.
The wood we use is sourced from PEFC and FSC forests. The Puustelli Miinus cabinetry allows you to design a kitchen that follows our ecological values: durability, modifiability, non-toxicity, easy maintenance, reusability and recyclability of materials.
The origins of Puustelli
There is one and only one kitchen brand that, based on thorough research and carbon footprint calculations, can be called an ecological kitchen. This kitchen has been developed in Finland by Puustelli and is called the “Miinus” kitchen. From shaker style doors to modern flat panel fronts, you can expect an unmatched level of quality and craftmanship developed in Finland where Puustelli Kitchens was originally established in 1977.
Puustelli has been Finland’s largest kitchen manufacturer and best-selling kitchen brand since 1983.
No substances containing heavy metals are used in our production and we don’t use glues that contain added formaldehyde in the assembly of cabinets and doors.
We treat all wood surfaces with solvent-free substances: water-based lacquers, stains and paints, and natural oil.
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