Artful Living features Andrew Zimmern’s new Puustelli kitchen
Artful Living Editor-in-Chief Kate Nelson visits Chef Andrew Zimmern in his newly renovated home in Minneapolis. Perhaps best known for his Bizarre Foods and Magnolia Network “Family Dinner” TV shows, Chef Zimmern opens up about his “less is more” life philosophy while sharing pieces of his kitchen “must haves” list that he’s documented over the years – including sustainably made cabinetry that fits all the tools of a top chef:
“For cabinetry, he opted for sleek Scandinavian brand Puustelli for its sustainability and customization, which was key since storage became scarce as kitchen walls came down. “We’re really thrilled with the Puustelli organization system,” he raves. “It’s amazing how it fits all of our stuff.”
Midwest Home Magazine showcases Puustelli USA kitchen
We often don’t associate the word “elegant” with “accessible” but this 3,000 square foot rambler style home in Golden Valley, Minnesota proves that accessible design can indeed be elegant. Midwest Home Magazine recently interviewed the home owners and Anna Juola, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Puustelli USA, to share more about the key features in this ADA compliant and wheelchair-friendly kitchen.
“The two connected with Puustelli USA, a Finnish company specializing in eco-luxury cabinets, to design and remodel their new home. After first swapping carpet out for hardwood floors, stripping off wallpaper, and freshening up walls with new paint, the team was finally ready to tackle the kitchen. The goal was to make the space as convenient as possible for the couple without sacrificing any style.
“I have a background in industrial and product design, and I really hate when accessible design looks like accessible design,” Jill says. “There are so many cool products for people with disabilities, but they tend to look so tacky. Puustelli knew that and made it a point right out of the gate—they said, ‘This needs to be a place where, if you ever sell it, people look at it and think it’s just an awesome space and usable for anyone, not specifically designed for someone with a disability.’””
Puustelli USA Featured in Architectural Digest
Puustelli is featured in the Showroom section of the Octboer 2020 issue of Architectural Digest, a national publication, for their work on Andrew Zimmern’s home redesign that “includes a drool-worthy new kitchen with Puustelli custom cabinetry..”
New! Puustelli launches water-resistant bathroom cabinetry line
Puustelli announces the launch of a unique biocomposite furniture system that eliminates moisture problems usually seen in bathroom furniture. Most bathroom fittings typically have a medium-density fibreboard (MDF) or particleboard frame, both of which have poor moisture resistance. The Puustelli bathroom biocomposite frame can fully withstand water and comes with a 30-year guarantee. This product innovation, originally developed in Finland, is now also available in North America exclusively through Puustelli USA.
“We’re really excited to add these new water-resistant bathroom products to our range of cabinetry offerings,” said Anna Juola, Co-Founder of Puustelli USA. “We’ve had several requests for the design and installation of cabinetry in spaces beyond the kitchen, including bathrooms. At Puustelli, our products represent more than just sleek European style – the safety of our materials and the functionality of our cabinetry is the most important thing we can offer our clients.”
The ecological cabinetry solution
The Puustelli bathroom furniture frames feature a biocomposite structure made by injection moulding. The biocomposite is a mixture of polypropylene and chemical pulp fibre, which makes the frame water-resistant, non-toxic, ecological and dust-resistant.
Once a traditional frame made from conventional furniture board has absorbed moisture, it can no longer be repaired and must be disposed of and replaced. The Puustelli biocomposite frame however, is a fully reusable and made of recyclable material. Any waste raw material originating in the manufacturing process of the Puustelli biocomposite frame can be efficiently reused.
No toxic glues or fumes
The Puustelli biocomposite frame contains no formaldehyde. This is an important distinction because panel materials typically used in bathroom fittings contain formaldehyde. If the panel structure of traditional fittings is even slightly damaged, dangerous formaldehyde vapors are released into the indoor air and the impact of moisture only multiplies the harmful effects.
Smart design characteristics
Unlike traditional frame materials, the Puustelli bioframe doesn’t tire of modification or being moved. The precise dimensional accuracy, fittings, and materials make it possible for the frame to be relocated without the screw fastenings becoming fatigued.
The bioframes of the washbasin cupboards have been designed for careful use of space, making the frame perfect for use in both large and small spaces. Plumbing has also been taken into account so that if necessary, can easily be accessed at a later time.
Inquire about Puustelli bathroom cabinetry
If you’re looking for bathroom cabinetry and would like to know more about the Puustelli bathroom cabinetry line, contact us for more information!
FACC Minnesota profiles Puustelli USA
FROM STARTUP TO SCALEUP
The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota recently featured Puustelli USA in their June newsletter, sharing the following news with their members:
Puustelli USA opened its new showroom in the beautiful uptown location close to the lakes Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles in 2017. While we celebrate our 5th year in the USA, this year marks the 100-year anniversary for the Group back in Finland. We have now sold 400 kitchens locally which serves as a proof of concept. At this point we want to thank those numerous pioneers that have contributed to this success story so far. Opening a new market is probably never a linear line of growth and it hasn’t been that for Puustelli USA either. We just reconnected with a customer who said they are delighted daily when walking into their new kitchen they love! Starting something new is one of the most difficult things you can choose to do but stories like theirs keep us going.
Puustelli USA started as a general contractor providing turnkey remodeling projects. While it was a very important part of our path, this operation was scaled down in 2019 to make room for becoming a partner for Design Build companies wanting to incorporate Puustelli kitchens into their portfolio. As part of our strategy, we are now interviewing companies wanting to become regional Puustelli professionals and ambassadors. We want to be the best partner for those companies that share the same values and interested in providing sustainably built product with uncompromising design, functionality and quality.
We are very excited (or as a Finn would say, quite excited ;)) to turn the page to open our portfolio of next generation products and timeless design for partners to build their businesses on. We will be introducing our first Puustelli partners later this year and looking forward to expanding the local presence of Puustelli cabinetry.
New! Puustelli launches new FosbArt cabinetry line
We have exiting news to share! FOSB (Furniture OSB) is one of the trendiest interior design materials in the world. And now Puustelli and FosbArt have teamed up to create a new FosbArt door collection from this trendy material. The goal? To provide international award-winning design for people who value ecological, trendy and natural choices in their homes.
FosbART Products have been developed at Puustelli. Aft Several work stages at our production facilities, we engineer them into beautiful concepts. Brushing the suface brings out the even the subtlest nances protectd byt gentle non-toxic surface treatment. There’s a whole palette of color choices ranging from bright tones to pitch black.
No added formaldehyde, non-toxic ingredients, only water based finishes used in the production, and the color options are endless!
Puustelli USA Featured in Kitchen & Bath Design News
Puustelli is featured in the Showroom section of the June 2018 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News, a national publication.
Puustelli USA Featured in Southwest Journal
Puustelli has a feature article on pages 24-25 of the online issuu version of the February-March Southwest Journal. The article is titled “Kitchen Remodel Changes How the House is Used” and highlights a kitchen/main level remodel of a 1950s Edina rambler home.
Puustelli’s Finland Factory to Save Energy With New Solar Panels
The Puustelli factory will have 150 solar panels for energy saving. Starting February 2018, there will be enough daylight to start using this solar panel system. Many people may think that there’s not enough natural sunlight in Finland for the solar panel system to operate, but there actually is because of Finland’s notoriously long summer days. Compensation happens when it gets dark again. In Scandinavia, from mid-May until the end of July, we have the privilege of enjoying daylight days and nights before the darkness takes over again. These panels can gather energy with full power for approximately 900 hours in a year while not competing with wind power, which rotates turbines throughout all hours — even in the dark. With this solar system, the Puustelli factory will save 40K Kwh of energy, which is equivalent to the amount of energy that it takes to power two 3-bedroom houses for one year. This emphasis on energy savings is fitting for a factory who produces all their cabinetry with respect to their ecological values.
Puustelli USA Announces Partnership With Minneapolis-Based Developer CPM for MODI Apartments
Puustelli, the leading kitchen manufacturer in Finland, announces its partnership with Minneapolis-based developer CPM for MODI Apartments Project. Located on the corner of Franklin and Lyndale, this project will include 75 units, a rooftop deck, and common amenity spaces.
Puustelli USA Featured in The Journal
Author: Bryan Anderson
An architect creates a new space for dining within his bungalow’s existing footprint.
ProRemodeler highlights Puustelli USA
Sustainability is the driving force behind this versatile modular cabinet line.
Puustelli USA Announces Its First 114-Unit Multifamily New Construction Row Home Project In North America
Puustelli, the leading kitchen cabinetry manufacturer in Finland, announces its first multifamily project partnership in North America.
Scandinavian Kitchen Manufacturer Opens First North American Showroom
Scandinavian cabinetry manufacturer Puustelli recently made its debut in the North American market.
Don’t Miss: Puustelli USA Grand Opening
Scandinavian kitchen showroom Puustelli is opening the doors to its first North American outpost in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. Visit the space to experience the clean, functional designs all ecologically manufactured with the highest quality standards. Enjoy such daily events as Nordic cooking and baking demonstrations and discuss your remodeling needs with a project expert.
Puustelli Opens Showroom in Uptown
Puustelli, the leading kitchen cabinetry in Finland for nearly 100 years, opened a new Minneapolis showroom in Uptown near Lake Calhoun.The new 1,900-square-foot showroom holds five complete kitchen vignettes, including two large demonstration kitchens, plus a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and bathroom displays.
Puustelli USA to Unveil New Uptown Showroom July 31, 2017
Puustelli USA, a leading Scandinavian kitchen brand based in Finland offering full-service kitchen and whole home cabinetry solutions for the new home, remodeling, and DIY homeowner markets, announces it will open a Showroom at 1624 W. Lake Street in Minneapolis on July 31.
Puustelli USA’s Kitchen Design Showroom Featured in Mpls.St.Paul magazine.
Cabinet Fever: Puustelli has made the leap across the ocean from Finland into our backyard.
After dominating the cabinetry market in Finland (and Sweden, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Baltic States) for nearly 100 years, Puustelli made the leap across the ocean and into our backyard. The new showroom …
Puustelli USA Featured in Home & Garden Section of the Star Tribune
Couple buy their first home, a Richfield rambler, then win dream kitchen
Author: Kim Palmer
Puustelli USA Featured in Edina Magazine
Under One Roof: Edina remodel accommodates aging parents.
Author: Erik Tormoen
When Melissa Osustowicz, her brother Adam and their parents Karen and Richard decided to move back to Minnesota in 2005, they had already planted cocoa trees in Hawaii. Then Karen was battling cancer, and Richard was struggling with his heart. The dream of a …
Puustelli USA Announces Parade Home Model Partnership with Otogawa-Anschel Design + Build — Showcase Home #29
Puustelli, the leading kitchen manufacturer in Finland, announces its fist Artisan Dream Remodel Home Appearance on BATC Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase Tour 3/31/17–4/2/17.