The Art of Integration--with the click of a button an accent wall is transformed into a fully functional wetbar that can be concealed again within seconds.
The Ultimate Piano Bar is created--a functional Grand Piano that secretly conceals a full-service bar and cigar display.
The innovation continues as Studio Becker introduces salmon leather as a furniture finish.
Studio Becker introduces induction cookware in cast iron and stainless steel, with specialty wooden inserts for easy storage.
The Wine Cellar system is introduced, designed with the key elements of proper wine storage in mind.
Studio Becker pioneers Carbon Fiber as a furniture finish.
The Concealed Elevation System is introduced for easy access to small appliances, or to hide valuables.
Roar's sons, Eric and Harald Vaernes, join the family business and now serve as President and Vice President of the company, continuing the family legacy and world-wide expansion.
Another first: The introduction of fine bone china, glass stemware and sterling silverware, organized in wooden drawer inserts.
Studio Becker introduces the jewelry system and luxury luggage.
Studio Becker is first to introduce the wardrobe carousel, making a closet corner usable space.
The company starts production of hand-made, custom-built furniture, and expands capabilities to furnish custom millwork for an entire home with unlimited flexibility, and continues to introduce new features that are “firsts” to the industry: (1) Drawers that are 5cm/2” deeper than the industry norm for extra storage capability (2) A solid wood core, eliminating particle board.
Studio Becker is first to introduce aluminum as a door front material that resists fingerprints.
Studio Becker is the first to introduce environmentally friendly products into the U.S. market, based on strict European emission and sustainability requirements.
Roar Vaernes moves his family to San Francisco and establishes the current headquarters the following year.
The franchise concept for luxury kitchen and bath showrooms is born, and the business grows into 20 showrooms across Scandinavia.
Roar Vaernes takes over the family business and expands the showroom that becomes the largest retail kitchen and bath showroom in Scandinavia.
Distribution of manufactured cabinetry for kitchens, wardrobes, and baths in the Norwegian market begins.
Harald Vaernes Sr. starts a plumbing and bath business in his basement in Norway and shortly thereafter opens a retail showroom.
We capitalize on the strengths of several cultures by designing in Italy, manufacturing in Germany, and administrating in the United States. In addition, our multiple manufacturing facilities give us the flexibility to make handcrafted, custom cabinetry for single residential projects, while also having the capacity to produce cabinetry in volume for multi-unit projects.