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Experts in Luxury Design with European Kitchen Cabinets

LEICHT combines German engineering with design passion to bring thousands of dream kitchens to life every year.  Architectural Kitchens Inc. Leicht South Coast Plaza is the official distributor headquarters of LEICHT in the United States. We are renowned for exceptional quality, custom kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and more. With 52 locations nationwide and growing, and a 20-plus year track record in providing excellent customer service in the United States, we are confident in our ability to provide the best products and services to our clients. With nearly a century of excellence behind us, LEICHT stands as the premier choice for anyone searching for the finest in European kitchen cabinets and German kitchen design.

Shimon Garibi

Founder & CEO, National Designer LEICHT USA

Shimon’s passion for design started at an early age, in the carpentry workshops of his father and grandfather. Following his studies in modern design at the Technion Institute in Israel, he emerged as a prominent head designer, designing thousands of kitchens across the country. In 2009, alongside Oranit, he founded and established Leicht USA, launching over 20 showrooms in three years. Serving as the official headquarters, Leicht South Coast Plaza opened its doors in 2017. Shimon’s contemporary design influence is felt across 50 national Leicht showrooms. Beyond his business achievements, he enjoys mentoring and nurturing the careers of hundreds of aspiring designers.

Oranit Garibi

Co-Founder & COO, Leicht South Coast Plaza

Oranit, co-founder of Leicht South Coast Plaza and Leicht USA,  studied Human Resources at the College of Management in Tel Aviv, quickly establishing herself as a formidable force in recruiting and leadership training as an HR team relation manager.  Together with Shimon, she initiated the foundation of Leicht USA, taking on roles in business finance, marketing, and HR, maintaining a strong focus on business growth. When she is away from the dynamic pace of the Leicht showroom, Oranit finds joy in her family life and the comfort of her home's kitchen. The inviting smells of her cooking and baking are a testament to her culinary talents and deep love for kitchens.

Claire Kim

Senior Designer

As a proud Korean American, born in Germany, Claire’s designs mirror her unique background. Her distinctive style pushes the boundaries of conventional trends,  incorporating elements from various cultures. After completing a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, she went on to earn a master's degree in Interior Architecture from a collaborative program between UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona. With almost a decade of experience in kitchen, bath, and closet design, her projects show her talent for designing spaces that are aesthetically captivating and supremely functional, with an unwavering commitment to prioritizing the client's vision.

Veronica Decca

Senior Designer

Veronica, an interior design graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, has over ten years of experience in the field. Her enthusiasm for design is deeply rooted in her extensive work as a high-end residential designer across New York and Connecticut and enriched by a touch of inspiration from her Brazilian heritage. Veronica is passionate about transforming spaces, skillfully combining creativity with meticulous attention to detail. Each project is a collaborative effort, leveraging her expertise to turn her clients' visions into breathtaking realities.

Alison Chou

Associate Designer

Alison's initial attraction to the world of German design stems from her deep passion for creativity and design innovation. After earning her B.S. in Architectural Studies with honors from the University of Southern California School of Architecture, she became an esteemed associate designer with Leicht South Coast Plaza. Allison's love for design goes beyond her professional role; it is the way she interprets the world around her.

Cameron Lee

Project Coordinator

As our lead project coordinator, Cameron plays an integral role in our Leicht Architectural design projects. With over a decade of experience in construction in addition to a Business Degree and OSHA 30 certification, he can understand and coordinate all aspects of a kitchen design project, making sure our clients are satisfied every step of the way. He is deeply committed to quality, efficiency, and innovation.

Kenny Wang

Design Specialist

Kenny uses his impressive knowledge of construction and design to create masterful kitchen creations. His deep appreciation for German design precision and innovative and practical designs keep him at the forefront of premier design. Kenny earned his B.A. in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. After gaining valuable experience at esteemed design companies in New York, he relocated to California, where he became a part of the Leicht family.

Orkideh Tavassol


Orkideh holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Iran, obtained in 2015. With a passion for interior design, she emphasizes creating spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional, tailoring each project to meet her clients' unique needs and aspirations. After moving to the United States, Orkideh quickly joined Leicht family, where she continues to apply her expertise and creative insights to bring her clients' dream kitchen to life. She has meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of her designs.

Gilberto Antonio

Technical Designer and 3D Visualizer

Gilberto specializes in producing precise 3D renders of architectural kitchen design layouts.  His visualization tools enable clients to get an authentic experience of their envisioned kitchen spaces. Having collaborated with Leicht USA as a valued client during a residential project, Gilberto became an integral member of the Leicht team.

Meet the Dream Team

Our Clients Love Us

"The best quality, professional works, and service , nice people to work with. Highly recommended! I love my cabinets"

Bao T ,  Fountain Valley CA

"What a wonderful experience! A great team of passionate professionals to create your dream kitchen with quality European materials. Working with Shimon, Tanya, Kenny & Cameron was a great experience. Their tasteful design & attention to detail is what makes them stand out in their industry. I highly recommend Leicht!"

M. M , Irvine CA

"I recently had a kitchen by Leicht installed. I could not be happier. Shimon was wonderful to work with and he was very patient with our remodel. He is the ultimate professional and is quick to return calls and emails. The cabinets are beautiful and of the highest quality and worth the price. If you are looking for a modern kitchen look, go with Leicht. You won't be disappointed."

Barbara, Bakersfield CA


Leicht Legacy

Our prestigious heritage in the German kitchen industry dates back to 1928.  We take great pride in our rich history of innovation and product development. Over the years, LEICHT has consistently led the way in kitchen design, influencing the industry with our trendsetting creations. 

Today, our brand remains at the forefront, offering state-of-the-art kitchen solutions that are driven by a steadfast commitment to quality and innovation.

With nearly a century of excellence behind us, LEICHT unquestionably stands as the premier choice for those searching for the finest in German kitchen cabinet design.

The kitchen is the hardest working area in the home. Integrating all of the elements to provide an efficient use of space requires thorough planning to achieve the brilliant aesthetics felt in Leicht homes. Our team will guide you through each step of the process, from initial consultation to your final kitchen installation. Visit us and meet our highly specialized designers. Each one is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and expertise to our clients.


LEICHT's prestigious  in the German kitchen industry dates back to 1928.  We take great pride in our rich history of innovation and product development. 


Over the years, LEICHT has consistently led the way in kitchen design, influencing the industry with our trendsetting creations. 

Today, our brand remains at the forefront, offering state-of-the-art kitchen solutions that are driven by a steadfast commitment to quality and innovation.

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