German Design Award and iF Design Award for flap lift and fastening system
The design of Blum products convinces internationally and is repeatedly honored. The Austrian hardware specialist has recently received the German Design Award for two products: for its new Expando T fastening system and for the Aventos HK top flap system. For the latter there was also the iF Design Award.
Excellent product design by Blum
Design plays a major role in the development of modern furniture fittings. On the one hand, sophisticated solutions support current furniture trends. On the other hand, they themselves impress through their form and function.
Currently, the Austrian furniture fittings manufacturer Blum can look forward to a particularly coveted award – and for two products at once: the innovative German Design Award 2019, the innovative fastening system for thin fronts in extraordinary materials, as well as the Aventos HK top flap system in a straightforward design and small size. Blum also secured the iF Design Award for the new flap system.
Make design quality visible
The German Design Award is presented by the German Design Council based in Frankfurt a. Main. The non-profit foundation is committed to the social recognition of good product design and honors innovative products and projects, their manufacturers and designers, which are ground breaking in the German and international design landscape. The iF Design Award has been awarded since 1954 by the iF Industrie Forum Design e. V. based in Hannover for outstanding industrial design in order to build bridges between culture and business.
Julius Blum GmbH is a global family business specializing in the manufacture and sale of furniture fittings. The main product groups are flap systems, hinge and pull-out systems for furniture, mainly in kitchens. For added convenience, manufacturers can combine Blum hardware with mechanical and electrical motion technologies.
Numerous e-services support customers and partners along the value chain. The company has eight plants in Vorarlberg (Austria), production sites in Poland, Brazil and the USA, as well as 30 subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide. The delivery is made to industrial furniture manufacturers and hardware dealers to craftsmen in over 120 countries.
Blum employs 7,600 people worldwide, including 5,800 in Vorarlberg. Sales in the fiscal year 2017/2018 amounted to 1,839.42 million euros (as of 1 July 2018).
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