Danes Jakob and Michael Gamborg knew that Scandanavian design was the future of Australian kitchens when they settled in Sydney in the late 1980s. The Gamborg brothers had noticed a gap in the industry between what was being produced locally and the quality and attention to detail they were accustomed to in fashion-forward Copenhagen. So, with complementary skills and expertise they founded DK Design Kitchens in 1995, starting with a showroom in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Jakob takes responsibility for the showrooms, products and design; while Michael runs the business operations, site management, finance and administration.
It didn’t take long for the Gamborgs’ ‘Scandi design’ – modern materials, superior craftsmanship and functionality – to make its mark. The concept of what Sydneysiders desired in a kitchen evolved as the Gamborgs gained more and more of a foothold with their innovative design. Scandi design has since exploded in popularity, and the Gamborg brothers – through DK Design Kitchens – are the pioneers and patriarchs in that space.
Award Winning And Highly Recommended
They now have a state-of-the-art showroom in Collaroy, and in 2020 were awarded the ‘Australian Achiever Highly Recommended’ status. This came on the back of an analysis of their customer and trade references, in which they secured an overall score of 97.25 per cent across eight customer service values. In fact, across the 13 times DK Design Kitchens has entered the Australian Achiever Awards, it boasts an average overall score of 95 per cent!
Meet our Team
After founding DK Design Kitchens, I invited my brother Michael Gamborg to join me as business partner. With over 50 years of combined experience, the two of us form one of the most experienced and influential teams within the Australian joinery manufacturing and design industry.
The latest in European and Scandinavian Design –
Jakob and Michael, with more than 60 years’ combined experience, regularly head to Denmark to stay abreast of the latest trends and styles, and every two years make the pilgrimage to the world’s biggest kitchen expo – Milan’s EuroCucina – to ensure they’re always pushing the limits on what is possible within the Australian joinery, manufacturing and design industry.
As Jakob says, “Statistically, people will only ever invest in two kitchens in their lifetime, so you want to choose the right company to guarantee you the result that you’re looking for… That’s us!”