HÄFELE: The living of tomorrow

Digital Living – Smart connection

Smart networking, innovative furniture technology and holistic solutions – Häfele, the international specialist for fitting technology, lighting and electronic locking systems presents a firework of trend-setting innovations at the SICAM in Pordenone in Hall 2, Stand A10 / B11 – true to the motto “We make it easy”: All new Häfele developments should simplify life, enrich and make it more comfortable – especially for the partners from the furniture industry.

Some novelties, such as the Häfele Connect Mesh wireless network, have received the Interzum Award this year and, like the furniture handle Textile from the H19 collection, have been awarded the internationally renowned Red Dot Award.

Smart connected apartment
Loox5 is the further development of the innovative, efficient and intelligent Häfele lighting system for furniture. The use of high quality LEDs as well as the control, the dimming or the variation of the light color provide the logical solution for the requirements of the furniture industry. Picture: Häfele

Häfele make you experience two real staged living and living environments with digital innovations at the trade fair stand: a smart kitchen and a digitally networked micro-apartment. Sophisticated lighting and intelligent furniture fittings in the kitchen, bedroom and living area are presented, intuitively controlled via tablet or smartphone, wall switch or remote control – individually and according to personal preferences.

In the smart world, there is a multitude of different devices, systems and network platforms that do not speak a common language. Häfele Connect brings these components together and makes them all understand each other.

The “Häfele Connect Chip”, the heart of the Häfele Connect Mesh System and the Häfele Connect Hub, act as “interpreters”. Wireless networking of all Häfele luminaires, integration of external devices and platforms into the Häfele environment as well as the integration of Häfele components into smart third-party systems are thus easily possible.

More comfort in furniture construction – easier and more efficient
Häfele: As a world first, Häfele’s Free Space is an extremely small and at the same time extremely strong flap fitting for more storage space in the furniture. Photo: Häfele

Häfele et al. Show a multitude of clever new developments. for the Ixconnect furniture connectors, Free flaps, the DressCode wardrobe system and the Loox5 LED lighting system – ingenious technical innovations from our own development and production, tailor-made for the needs of the furniture industry and its customers.

Milestone in Digital Living: Loox5

Häfele is a pioneer in the lighting of furniture and enables the successful industrial implementation of light in furniture with the innovative Loox system. Loox5 is currently presenting the essence of four generations of LED light: even simpler, more powerful and more intelligent than its predecessors, Loox5 is the logical solution for the requirements of the furniture industry, for which linear lighting is indispensable in the LED sector.

Loox5 shines through the use of high quality Samsung LEDs with an exceptional quality of light. According to the motto “intelligently solved intelligent light”, the system is controlled, dimmed or varied in the light color according to individual wishes.

Ixconnect furniture connectors shorten the assembly time
Häfele Ixconnect claw connector CC 8/5/30. Picture: Häfele

A highlight of the trade fair is the latest generation of furniture connectors Häfele Ixconnect: they not only enable the complete tool-free construction of entire furniture carcasses and drawers, but can also be easily integrated into standardized production processes.

Häfele: The new Ixconnect claw connector CC 8/5/30 as well as the rear wall connector allow the complete tool-free design of drawers, for which they received the Interzum Award 2019 as a system. Picture: Häfele

The latest family members, the claw connector CC 8/5/30 and a rear panel connector for drawer backs received the Interzum Award this year for their study for a tool-free furniture knob.

When assembling a drawer, the furniture manufacturer can save up to half of all holes and reduce assembly time by up to 70%.

World premiere Free space – Extremely small, innovative and strong
Häfele Free space has been awarded with the Red Dot Award and the Interzum Award 2019. Picture: Häfele

Free space, the sensational novelty in the Free flap assortment sets a new standard as an extremely small and at the same time extremely strong flap fitting.

With its compact design, the Free Space creates more storage space in the furniture than any other common models in its class. Free space has received both the prestigious Red Dot Award and the Interzum Award this year.

Matrix drawer program – from the entry-level model to the system
The Häfele drawer system Matrix offers the optimum solution for every application. From the entry-level model to the high-end system solution, the whole range of possibilities is shown. Picture: Häfele

The Häfele Matrix extended drawer range with the Matrix Box P, Matrix Box Slim A and Matrix Box S product lines offers the optimum solution for every application.

The exhibits at the exhibition stand show the whole range of possibilities, from the functional entry-level model to the high-end system solution for ever new design variants, with different functionalities and special features.

DressCode – Perfect balance of function and design
Häfele DressCode is a sophisticated modular system for the perfect wardrobe equipment. Picture: Häfele

A comfortable system for the perfect cabinet equipment: The ingenious modular system for open systems and the cabinet equipment offers easily combinable elements in a uniform design, which are oriented to the individual needs of the users.

Assembly and assembly of Häfele DressCode are quick and, above all, tool-free. Also helpful is the new Häfele DressCode configurator. Picture: Häfele

Assembly and mounting work can be made quickly, intuitively and – most importantly – without tools. Insert – fold over – finished. The new DressCode configurator ensures comfortable support and error-free design and ordering. The digital tool also provides perfect planning assistance and sales support to the customer on site.

AXILO ™ – ergonomic and time-saving base adjustment system
Häfele AXILO ™ is an ergonomic and time-saving base adjustment system for kitchens and cabinets. Picture: Häfele

The base adjustment system for kitchens and cabinets – Axilo ™ – is the extended arm for the body leveling in the kitchen, so to speak. With the successful combination of adjustment tool and base adjustment foot, the alignment is highly effective and comfortable.

With Häfele AXILO ™, alignment is extremely comfortable and fast. The base adjustment system received the Red Dot Award 2019. Picture: Häfele

For its successful design and ease of use Axilo has received the internationally prestigious Red Dot Award 2019. “The intuitive pedestal adjustment system AXILO ™, with its simple and clever design, represents a noticeable relief for the workday”, so the statement of the jury.

Slido: Exhibition highlight power chain for sliding doors
Häfele Slido Power-Chain is a trade fair highlight for sliding doors for the electrification of fronts, e.g. for the uninterrupted lighting. Picture: Häfele

With the Slido Sliding Door Fitting Systems, Häfele offers a comprehensive range of in-house development and production for sliding doors made of wood, glass or aluminum frames. The outstanding trade fair novelty is the presentation of the Slido Power-Chain for sliding doors.

Häfele Slido Power-Chain. Photo: Häfele

It enables the electrification of the fronts and ensures a constant, uninterrupted lighting with good connections to the smart world of Häfele Connect.

Häfele digital and global – excellent service in 150 countries

With its concepts for the furniture world Häfele is an innovation driver in the digital transformation. In the process, tailored and target group-specific solutions are created, as well as elaborate products for the furniture industry and the skilled trades down to the smallest detail.

Häfele DressCode. Picture: Häfele

“We offer our international partners with know-how over the entire process chain outstanding service – from planning through production to logistics. We constantly ask ourselves what our customers will need tomorrow, how society and the markets are changing. That is the basis for all our innovations,” says Sibylle Thierer, Head of the Häfele Group.

About Häfele

Häfele is an internationally organized family owned and operated business with headquarters in Nagold, Germany.

The Häfele logistics center in Nagold. From here, the company supplies fitting technology all over the world. Photo: Häfele

It was founded in 1923 and today serves the furniture industry, architects, planners, cabinet makers/joiners as well as dealers in over 150 countries around the world with furniture fittings and architectural hardware as well as electronic access control systems.

Häfele develops and manufactures hardware fittings and electronic access control systems in five factories in Germany and Hungary. In the 2017 financial year the Häfele Group achieved exports of 80% with over 7800 employees in 37 subsidiaries and numerous additional dealerships around the world and revenue of 1.4 billion Euros.

Source and pictures: Häfele

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