Craftsmanship

Cabinet making in a league of its own

Happiness is in the details

Our workshop in Kibæk is the heart of Multiform. Here is where our kitchens are created with precision and passion by 40 expert craftspeople. We have no kitchens in stock. Experienced cabinet makers and artisans build your new kitchen from scratch in traditional Danish carpenter style. We make it a matter of pride to create iconic, timeless kitchens that we can be proud of, and for us every single detail counts. We know that good design is about more than just clean lines and attractive surfaces. What’s just as important is what’s under the surface: which is why we hand-sort all wood and veneer. We build everything from scratch and still use dowels, mortise and tenons, dovetail joints and tongue and groove. Why? Because it lasts longer this way.

Every kitchen drawer is handcrafted according to traditional techniques

All of Multiform’s kitchen drawers are handmade according to classic carpentry principles in the workshop in Kibæk, with uncompromising quality and a love of craftsmanship and the materials. We have joined Multiform’s drawer expert Ole Lindgaard in the workshop, where everything is custom-made for the individual customer.

“It makes me proud to produce drawers in a hand-crafted quality, because I know that the customers can enjoy using them every day for many years.”

Ole Lindgaard,
Multiform’s drawer specialist

We handcraft all drawers in true cabinet-maker style.

The unique handicraft

Ole Lindgaard is Multiform’s drawer expert, and every single drawer that is hand-made in the workshop for the roughly 500 kitchens manufactured each year has passed through his hands.

He is on board, for example, when the customer’s kitchen needs to include a safe weighing over 500 kilo, which needs its own special cast plinth.

“We’ve also helped to build a solid wood kitchenette for the United Arab Emirates, which would be placed in a tent,” says Ole drily and points down to the factory floor, where the kitchen was tested out before being sent off for assembly.

He takes out a drawer which is a prototype that he has been playing around with. It belongs to a wardrobe that has been made for a customer. Besides the prototype, which has been made for shoes, there are several other drawers that have been specially developed for the grand wardrobe project, which includes 73 closet drawers.

“A rounded dovetail joint is so strong that the wood falls to pieces before the join does.”

Ole Lindgaard
Multiform’s drawer expert

Solid wood and joinery crafts are deep in the DNA of Multiform

Sorting through wood types and colours

In addition to being the ideas man, Ole also makes the trip to the warehouse and hand-picks the individual pieces of wood that will constitute a drawer. Maple, oak and walnut are the preferred materials.

“Most wood types are from Europe, while the walnut is simply most attractive and of better quality when it comes from the US. We can’t get the quality we would like in Europe,” remarks Ole. All the solid maple and oak wood comes from European forests and is cut up at a small, family-run sawmill in Austria.

In order for the maple wood to obtain the lightest colour and most uniform structure, it’s only harvested a few weeks of the year, after a lengthy period of frost.

“Historically maple has been the preferred material for kitchen drawers, because it’s one of the few wood types that doesn’t impart a taste to the food stored in the drawers. In the old days oak drawers could often smell a little musty, but that’s no longer a problem as we varnish them now,” he goes on.

“I always hand-sort the wood before I make a drawer. This is about the colour as well as how the individual piece of wood behaves.”

Ole Lindgaard,
Multiform’s drawer expert

See how we make the handcrafted drawers

Uncompromising quality

Each and every detail matters to us. A Multiform kitchen is hand-crafted in line with traditional principles and with an understanding for the best possible way to use each material. The result is uncompromising quality.

Our veneer specialists work with both classic quarter cut veneer and grainier flat cut veneer.

When crafting our design classic, Form 1, we create the beautiful, uniform look by fixing top-quality veneer on top of solid wood. It is a detail that demands the highest quality of craftsmanship and carefully selected quarter cut veneer.

As an extra service, Multiform stores an extra layer of veneer for at least a year in the event that damage should occur to a drawer, for instance. This ensures that we can recreate an entirely identical veneer on a new drawer if necessary.

“I choose the veneer based on the darkest shade on the left over towards the light. That’s my signature.”

Günther Wesemann,
Multiform’s veneer specialist

Our specialists only choose the veneer that precisely matches your kitchen. This gives the individual kitchen a special, personal touch – the artisan’s passion is built into your kitchen. You get a unique veneer look and an individual expression that is yours alone.

Veneer

See how our veneer specialists work with tangent-sawn veneer with wood grain of the uttermost quality running throughout.

Hand-crafted drawers

All wooden drawers are handmade by Multiform using true cabinetmaker’s skills and dovetail joints.

Varnish

Multiform’s varnishing specialists hand-varnish the surfaces using the strongest varnish available on the market.

Veneer

See how our veneer specialists work with tangent-sawn veneer with wood grain of the uttermost quality running throughout.

Hand-crafted drawers

All wooden drawers are handmade by Multiform using true cabinetmaker’s skills and dovetail joints.

Varnish

Multiform’s varnishing specialists hand-varnish the surfaces using the strongest varnish available on the market.