• 2015

    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.

  • 2014

    The Ultimate Piano Bar is created--a functional Grand Piano that secretly conceals a full-service bar and cigar display.

  • 2012

    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.



  • 2010

    The Wine Cellar system is introduced, designed with the key elements of proper wine storage in mind.

  • 2009

    Studio Becker pioneers Carbon Fiber as a furniture finish.

  • 2006

    The Concealed Elevation System is introduced for easy access to small appliances, or to hide valuables.

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    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.

  • 2005

    Another first: The introduction of fine bone china, glass stemware and sterling silverware, organized in wooden drawer inserts.

  • 2003

    Studio Becker introduces the jewelry system and luxury luggage.

  • 1999

    Studio Becker is first to introduce the wardrobe carousel, making a closet corner usable space.

  • 1998

    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.

  • 1997

    Studio Becker is first to introduce aluminum as a door front material that resists fingerprints.

  • 1992

    Studio Becker is the first to introduce environmentally friendly products into the U.S. market, based on strict European emission and sustainability requirements.

  • 1986

    Roar Vaernes moves his family to San Francisco and establishes the current headquarters the following year.

  • 1981

    The franchise concept for luxury kitchen and bath showrooms is born, and the business grows into 20 showrooms across Scandinavia.
  • 1976

    Roar Vaernes takes over the family business and expands the showroom that becomes the largest retail kitchen and bath showroom in Scandinavia.

  • 1960

    Distribution of manufactured cabinetry for kitchens, wardrobes, and baths in the Norwegian market begins.

  • 1946

    Harald Vaernes Sr. starts a plumbing and bath business in his basement in Norway and shortly thereafter opens a retail showroom.


For years Studio Becker has been recognized for kitchen design and manufacturing. Building on our expertise, we have evolved into a multi-line manufacturer that can help you furnish an entire home with The Ultimate Home Collection.

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.