What is your personal favourite design?
It all started in the backyard behind Vestergade 47 in Aarhus in 1982. Carsten Michelsen stood by the saw in the old workshop and turned a door over in his hands – cut out of a piece of wood. It was solid and square in shape. Attracted by its simplicity, he realised he was holding both an uncomplicated building block, a timeless design and a solid piece of craftsmanship that could last an entire lifetime. Behind the work in the shop was a vision of creating a kitchen classic that, in line with the iconic Danish furniture designs of the 1950s, could last over generations – both in terms of quality craftsmanship, materials and design idiom. One day in 1993 Carsten Michelsen came into the shop on Holbækvej in Roskilde, and since then Dorthe Dietz has been a dealer of the custom-built kitchens from Multiform. Dorthe’s own favourite design is the classic and original Form 1 custom-built kitchen, because she loves how good quality and durable design go hand in hand. Created with respect for the aesthetics of the original 1982 design, the Form 1 series is now available in a number of new wood types – for example walnut, smoked oak and black oak, all of them hand-varnished using a water-based varnish by Multiform’s experienced craftspeople.