uno form celebrates 40 years of square design

This year marks the 40th anniversary of what has become Denmark's most exclusive designer kitchen, designed by the visionary Arne Munch.

or 40 years design enthusiasts have been enchanted by uno form's simple, uncompromising design. And the uno form kitchen of today is still a reminder of the first models that Arne Munch created in 1968.


It is true that kitchen trends have changed a great deal during uno form's long history. For example, concepts such as cooking islands and the industrial look are more or less standard today, but Arne Munch's ingenious idea of a square and flexible kitchen module rises above volatile trends.


uno form, which means one form in Latin, is based on the idea of a standard square module of 60x60x60 cm that can be used independently of requirements and space considerations. In the world of uno form it's always hip to be square.


The kitchen that was created out of defiance
The first uno form kitchen saw the light of day in 1968, when Arne Munch put his ingenious touches on a totally new kitchen concept, whith an attractive, functional design that has revolutionised how kitchens are fashioned. From the basement of his home in Lyngby, Arne Munch created a kitchen that defied the inflexible, heavily crafted kitchens of the time. The traditional kitchen at that time did not allow for freedom or originality in the layout. This prompted Arne Munch to create a new type of kitchen, strongly inspired by the attractive Danish cabinet furniture of the time. It was against this background that the classic uno form kitchen with its characteristic slotted fronts was created. Since then, uno form has become a genuine Danish design classic.


Genuine handmade craftsmanship
Production of the first uno form kitchens took place in a small workshop close to Arne Munch's home in Lyngby. Demand grew quickly, however, and the production facility has had several changes of address. Today, all uno form kitchens are made at the factory in Farsø, where great emphasis is placed on the joinery. A great deal is still done manually. For example, all components are sanded and assembled by hand, as this is vital to the final finish and quality.