Metal Kitchen Cabinets
Where to shop for steel kitchen cabinets made new today? I buy the question fairly often, so decided to update my research on companies making steel cabinets that, importantly, want to figure with the residential (rather than the commercial) market. thus far I even have identified 2.5 companies that cater to residential buyers with steel kitchen cabinets that resemble vintage metal kitchen cabinets, plus there’s one company that’s making them during a curvy Euro retro-modern or industrial style.
1. Moya Living — steel kitchen cabinets and doors
First up: Moya Living. In 2013, when reader Melita wanted new steel kitchen cabinets, she visited a maker of steel laboratory cabinets, Genie Scientific. Shortly after, Genie Scientific founder and owner Moya O’Neill created an entirely new division and brand, Moya Living, to specialize in the residential kitchen market.
These cabinets have steel boxes and doors. Longtime readers will recall that Viking Range made a run at this market beginning in 2008 with their revival of the St. Charles steel kitchen cabinets brand — but the trouble was short-lived. Alas, I feel that Viking Range/St. Charles was very sadly before their time — launching before the huge mid-century modern home and decor revival really took hold, and even as the good Recession descended upon America.
I follow Moya Living’s Facebook page, and it’s just like the company is functioning hard to succeed with this slice of the market, including mid-century modern homeowners. they’re opening up a showroom in Orange County this summer. And earlier this year, they displayed at the Palm Spring Modernism Weekend.
In the photos above: While Melita got inset doors (back in 2013, straight from the laboratory line), I see that Moya Living is also making full overlay doors for kitchens today. Full overlay doors were more common in the mid-century kitchen because the market evolved. the corporate manufactures its cabinetry in California.
2. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
Brown Jordan and Danvers are sister companies that both market chrome steel outdoor kitchens — which can also be used indoors. I called their marketing department to form sure these might be specified for indoor kitchens, and that they emailed right back:
Yes, of course, you’ll use our cabinets indoors. we’ve two brands, Denver and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, all supported indoor, frameless wood cabinetry – only we manufacture ours from 100% chrome steel to be reception outdoors. We manufacture dozens of designs in 100s of sizes, with cabinetry to suit any outdoor appliance – grills, side burners, refrigerators, etc. additionally, 85-90% of what we sell is powder-coated therefore the look features a more indoor feel.
Manufacturing is in Connecticut.
Brown Jordan’s new “Elements” line of chrome steel kitchen cabinets — these are examples shown powder-coated
Interestingly, the corporate said they’re actually within the process of expanding their line:
We are currently launching Elements under the Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens brand, further erasing lines between indoor and outdoor kitchen cabinetry and even furniture
Links for information and to contact Brown Jordan and Danvers chrome steel kitchen cabinets:
Brown Jordan chrome steel Kitchen Cabinets
Danvers chrome steel Kitchen Cabinets
3. Toro Kitchen Cabinets
I wrote about Toro Kitchen Cabinet’s launch in 2018. This new company markets kitchen cabinets with a wood box and powder-coated steel doors. The doors aren’t quite a full overlay — but if you paint the box an equivalent color, I feel you’ll get essentially an equivalent look of vintage. Note: I called this my “.5 steel kitchen” due to the wood box 🙂
Links for information and to contact Toro Kitchen Cabinets:
See my original story, which incorporates information from co-founder Heather Tyng.
4. Contur steel kitchen cabinets — curved euro-style doors
Contour Cabinets recently reached bent me and provided many information and photos about their cabinets. This company started as a maker of steel garage door cabinets. They then expanded into the kitchen and outdoor markets.
Their cabinets have a curved “European Inspired” front — so, they don’t meet the “authentic vintage-look” test. That said, if you would like to travel retro-modern or industrial together with your kitchen, the corporate does want to figure with individual residential customers. Based in Quebec, they ship into the U.S. tax- and duty-free. And, hey, they even show some prices on their website!
Links for information and to contact Contur Cabinets:
My list doesn’t include European manufacturers
On steel and other metal kitchen cabinets made in Europe: Over the years several readers have sent in recommendations on companies in Europe that make steel or metal kitchen cabinets. they appear to be more popular there — especially in Italy, as I recall — than within the U.S. I’m not including them on my list because I tend to believe shipping is going to be a killer. That said, if you’re a high-end buyer, these brands could also be worth researching and finding out. There also could be high-end clique design companies within the U.S. that represent these products who can work with residential customers 1:1 on their designs.