SALICE Shelf, Runner for Pull-Out Shelf now with Lock-Open Function
SALICE Shelf, the bottom-fixed runner for pull-out shelves, is now available with a lock-open function. Thus a simple magnetic accessory significantly increases the functionality of the runner.
It is now possible for the shelf to be held at its maximum opening position in order to use it as an additional fixed work surface which can accommodate small domestic appliances such as kettles or food mixers.
It is then sufficient to apply a simple and firm pressure on the frontal to release the shelf and allow the runners to bring it back to its closed position.
The lock-open device can be used together with Shelf runners, both with Smove decelerated closing … [READ MORE]
Smart furniture and design expertise: REHAU at the SICAM 2018
From 16 to 19 October, Italian city Pordenone will once again become the center of the international furniture supplier industry. At SICAM companies present their contributions to the latest trends in interior design – as it is for Italy with a focus on design. REHAU contributes to SICAM’s ambitious program with its innovative portfolio and, in addition to its creative diversity, shows how furniture can be linked to the digital world.
Stand A12 / 8B11 in Hall 5 will be dominated this year by studies that showcase how forward-looking materials and smart technology go hand in hand. After all, how design solutions can be intelligently networked with digital elements in … [READ MORE]
Pull-out larders from Kesseböhmer are among the classics
Pull-out larders, as storage cabinets are classics. No wonder: a kitchen cabinet with this equipment uses the storage space optimally on a small footprint. It provides a clear view of the entire storage material from two or three sides and convenient access to all stored food and utensils at all times. Because the content moves when opening completely out to the front.
With his “Dispensa” Kesseböhmer makes the tried and tested principle from the pharmacy accessible to kitchen users. In different widths with a fixed or height-adjustable frame, the pull-out, which can be loaded with a total of up to 100 kilograms and may need only 0.15 m² of floor … [READ MORE]
Kitchen design rises to new heights
Kamat guiding hinge for extra high furniture fronts
Minimalist kitchen design captivates with large surface fronts and few reveals. With the new Kamat guiding hinge, Hettich gives kitchen manufacturers the option of using high furniture doors on refrigerators with fixed door connection.
The Hettich Kamat guiding hinge provides opening movement stability for extra high furniture fronts that cover the refrigerator and the storage space above it. It is used for built in refrigerators in combination with Hettich refrigerator hinges from the K02, K08 and K99 series.
The Hettich refrigerator hinges and the Hettich Kamat guiding hinge have the same kinematics and produce a well balanced symbiosis: the front is guided and reveal alignment remains … [READ MORE]
Vauth-Sagel consistently continues its strategy
Planero: Storage space design for those who love aesthetics. Purist design for every cabinet system
Achieving optimum functionality has been a top priority for Vauth-Sagel since its foundation. The company has strived for perfection in design for years. The results of this are products which give the furniture interiors a completely new feel with elegant details and convenient functions. Planero is the first shelf developed by the system manufacturer with a flat steel design, bringing high quality and high value to the spaces behind the front.
“People are our main priority”. This is how CEO, Claus Sagel, sums up Vauth-Sagel’s activities in a nutshell. “Our products combine functionality, design and comfort. Planero is a … [READ MORE]
SILENTIA+ HINGE. THE REVOLUTIONARY EVOLUTION
Consistent with the aesthetics of the first generation of Silentia, with identical dimensions and shape, Silentia+ incorporates new technological innovations that place this hinge at the forefront of decelerated closing systems.
The decelerating effect is derived from twin silicone-oil dampers, housed in the hinge cup, which guarantee exceptional consistency of deceleration in all operating conditions and optimum closing action with all kinds of door and in all applications.
Moreover, if you want to adjust the decelerating effect, Silentia+ is equipped with a discreet switch to adjust the deceleration mechanism. The switch enables the closing speed of any size or shape of door to be perfectly adjusted.
Silentia+ is available in a range of hinge applications … [READ MORE]
BLANCO again at the forefront of the Red Dot
Best of Best for ARTAGO
Great stage for the flushing specialists from Nordbaden: with a Best of Best at the Red Dot Design Award 2018 Blanco was able to further expand its extensive series of renowned design awards. The prizewinner is the Blanco Artago design sink made of Silgranit PuraDur, which is also available in an exclusive mix of materials with stainless steel.
At the gala in Essen, chief designer Brigitte Ziemann and her colleague Thomas Funke accepted the coveted prize in the fully booked Aalto Theater and celebrated this special success with other product managers. It was, by the way, this year’s only contribution to kitchen furniture and kitchen accessories … [READ MORE]
Franke expands two product families with new range hoods and colors
The kitchen specialist Franke has just added two new range hood models and four new colors to the portfolio. For example, a headlamp range hood installed flat on the wall and a flat-screen range hood complement the Smart product family. For this purpose, the popular Mythos headrest hood is now available in a total of eight colors. With this, Franke is consistently expanding the diversity of its product lines.
Smart is Franke’s fourth and newest product line and was added to the range in 2016. The line is aimed at a young audience and families who, despite a smaller budget, want to fulfil their kitchen dreams without sacrificing design, … [READ MORE]
Folding sliding door fitting for new design perspectives.
The 39 members of the Red Dot Award jury rated one
Record number of 6,300 products from 59 countries. With the
Folding sliding door fitting WingLine L proves a high Hettich
Design competence and is one of the best in the industry
Whether in the wardrobe, in the niche or in the kitchen attachment cupboard: WingLine L by Hettich is the folding sliding door system that convinces in a variety of applications. The new opening mechanism “Push / Pull to Move” ensures panoramic effects, design freedom and a high degree of user comfort. The coveted award with the Red Dot Award “Product Design 2018” is an internationally highly respected seal of … [READ MORE]
More choice: SCHOCK unveils new designer tap
What makes a design perfect? The right balance between form and function. These two factors are largely what determine our perception of everyday objects – such as kitchen taps. This new model sees SCHOCK add to its portfolio a mixer tap embodying the perfect combination of the company’s high aesthetic and ergonomic requirements: the Daja plays with the contrast between clean lines and soft rounded edges.
The model demonstrates the full creative brilliance of the innovative sink manufacturer from the Bavarian town of Regen. SCHOCK complements its wide range of quartz-composite sinks with a varied selection of mixer taps designed to enhance the stylishly individual sinks by the addition of an attractive accessory.… [READ MORE]
SALICE’S AIR HINGE WINS THE IF DESIGN AWARD 2018
Yet another accolade for the revolutionary Air concealed hinge. Adding to the numerous awards already bestowed, both in Italy and internationally, Air has won an iF Design Award 2018, in the “Home Furniture” category for its combination of the highest technical merit with sophisticated design, ingeniously accommodated in the mere 10mm of space required by this truly revolutionary hinge.
As the awards proliferate, the international recognition of Air as a highly innovative and functional product grows apace. This hinge incorporates an integrated soft close mechanism for decelerated closing and with its compactness and small size is able to integrate perfectly with the cabinet.
Air is suitable for a host of applications … [READ MORE]
berbel presents the new generation of the fan module Firstline
Kitchen designs often characterized by closed furniture elements, handleless fronts, fully integrated equipment technology and accentuating puristic gripping space profiles call for a range hood that does not compete with the clear appearance.
Also here berbel has the elegant and effective solution, the fan module Firstline. Powerful technology in a reduced appearance design, which completely withdraws in the kitchen interior. It is a pure understatement in stainless steel, hidden in the kitchen design.
Thanks to its virtually invisible and flush mounting method, the powerful berbel fan module Firstline offers optimum design freedom for every kitchen design.
The new generation of the Firstline scores with a particularly energy saving … [READ MORE]
GERA Leuchten receives prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2018
The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most coveted awards for design services. Since 1954, the iF International Forum Design has selected industrial products which set themselves apart from the competition. This year, GERA Leuchten received the internationally recognized seal of approval for its 2P3 lighting system.
The horizontal profile thus belongs to the exclusive product group, which was highlighted by a 63-strong international team of experts from 6,402 submissions. With the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 GERA Leuchten continues its strategic success story: The award is the 10th award for products of the company from Thuringia.
“With the 2P3 lighting system, we are systematically pursuing our unique product philosophy,” says Thomas … [READ MORE]
New design highlight for shop fitting: RAUVOLET becomes individual
Especially in times when space saving solutions are in demand, the installation of roller shutters can be a suitable measure for the interior design. With the RAUVOLET line, REHAU has the perfect product in its portfolio to flexibly and individually implement creative ideas for shop fitting.
From July 2018, digital printing of the shutters will be possible, with which RAUVOLET systems will become unique pieces. Also with RAUVISIO brilliant SR there is an extension of the collection. In 2017, the matte surface, which is extremely scratch-resistant and resistant due to its hard coat coating, was introduced. A year later, RAUVISIO brilliant SR is also available in high gloss.
An unimaginable variety:
… [READ MORE]
New Franke Copper Edition
With an elegantly matched copper edition Franke picks up on the trend towards precious metals in the kitchen: From now on, the kitchen specialist will have not only two sinks and matching faucets, but also the successful Mythos Cooker Hoods and a glass worktop in the trendy copper look.
With the Copper Edition Franke brings the stylish appearance of precious metals into the kitchen. The harmoniously balanced components exude a warm, comfortable elegance that underlines the industrial chic in the modern kitchen ambience, but also works in the rustic country kitchen and sets noble accents. This is how copper plays out its allrounder qualities and can be harmoniously combined with a wide variety of materials and … [READ MORE]
Distinctive designer profiles for Hettich drawer systems
With the platform concepts from Hettich, furniture manufacturers are not tied to any specific furniture segment by choosing a particular drawer system. Products offering great ways of differentiating are perfect for meeting differing consumer demands and expectations. Hettich’s new designer profiles for ArciTech and InnoTech Atira drawers provide a
particularly effective way of individualising furniture for those
wanting to stand out from the crowd.
The decorative, self adhesive designer profiles in attractive finishes create visual highlights with an individual touch: timeless stainless steel, chrome or aluminium looks give the drawer a particular aura of elegance and quality. Oak and walnut looks pick up on the trend towards more natural authenticity. Here, … [READ MORE]
Milan retrospect: The kitchen is vanishing
EuroCucina, which was once more held in 2018 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, is a key indicator for developments in the kitchen sector. Every two years the North Italian metropolis showcases the latest trends – and every time the previous visitor record is broken. This year more than 430,000 visitors flocked to Milan to see how kitchens are changing. This year it was clearer than ever before – the kitchen is still the heart of the home.
For this very reason it is becoming less visible than it has ever been. Living room elements are used instead of classic kitchen equipment. Anything vaguely reminiscent of work disappears at the touch of a … [READ MORE]
Hailo Einbautechnik Classic: three products, 100.000 times tested, sold millions of times
“Hailo makes life easier.” The recipe for success of the company can be summed up so concisely and simply. The formula unites the different divisions and was the driving force behind the first products with which Hailo started its success story over 70 years ago. Continuity and quality play a major role in this story – and together with other entrepreneurial virtues, the company from Haiger now holds several world records: Hailo is the inventor of the built-in waste separation system and has in the portfolio a product of this type, which is sold more than 12 million pieces worldwide.
The secret of world success
Hailo Tandem … [READ MORE]
Salone del Mobile and FuoriSalone 2018. Vauth-Sagel focuses on design
German brand manufacturer continues to develop its strategy
In the spring of 2017, the long-established company completely changed its look: Vauth-Sagel modernised its look with a new logo and a new corporate identity, emphasising its commitment to design. Vauth-Sagel is also implementing the same strategy at FuoriSalone in Milan, with an impressive display in the Brera Design District and products that represent the inner qualities of the furniture.
Impressive display bathed in the blue of the brand
Vauth-Sagel created a spectacular display at the interzum 2017 when its product range was displayed in the Global Village, a monochrome-blue group of houses. The space reserved for its products during FuoriSalone 2018 … [READ MORE]
Checking the fridge and store cupboard on the go via smartphone – Liebherr and Kesseböhmer team up to make life easier
It’s happened to everyone – they’re in the supermarket, but that carefully prepared shopping list is lying on the kitchen counter at home!
Or friends have been spontaneously invited for supper, but the host or hostess can’t remember whether they already have key ingredients back home in the cupboard. The ideal answer would be to take a quick remote look into their home fridge and store cupboard.
With a smartphone in their pocket and SmartDevice technology from Liebherr-Hausgeräte, the German home appliance manufacturer in Biberach, they can now do just that! The SmartDevice system lets users look into their … [READ MORE]
TIOMOS Hidden: the hinge becomes invisible
With the development of the Tiomos hinge system, GRASS has ushered in a new era in the history of furniture design. With the concealed Tiomos Hidden hinge, which was launched at interzum 2017, the company has added another component that makes it possible to move doors elegantly and almost invisibly.
“When we talk about minimalism, we assume that technology is becoming more and more intelligent and its functions more and more comfortable – but also less and less visible.” This is how Andreas Marosch, Head of Marketing at GRASS, describes the company’s approach. “Customers want to express their personality with personalised furniture design; the technical components should be designed so that they … [READ MORE]
Häfele: Gold for multi-dimensional bathroom mirror
“The fairest of them all”
The Häfele bathroom mirror enchants! Users in their own four walls as well as the guests in the hotel and the readers of the renowned industry magazine, Top Hotel.
Every year, Germany’s most widely-acclaimed hotel trade magazine honours the best products for the hotel industry and the achievements of the hotel supply industry with the Top Hotel Star Award competition, which is chosen by readers: Following the Gold 2017 award for the Häfele Smart Phone key in the “Flexibility” category and Silver 2013 for the Häfele hotel room door in the “Service” area, Häfele’s multi-dimensional mirror continues the success series in 2018 and shines with gold in the … [READ MORE]
RAUVOLET vetro-line brings the lightness of glass to the kitchen
New glass roller shutter system from REHAU now available
Filigree design, combined with ease of installation and optimum running characteristics – REHAU succeeds with its new glass roller shutter system RAUVOLET vetro-line, which is available now. The noble real glass slats, which finish flush with the lesene, and the reduced widths of the guide rails make the furniture roller shutter system a real eye-catcher.
Elegance through light reflection
RAUVOLET vetro-line provides a design experience and liveliness in the room with its 50 mm wide slats made of toughened safety glass. The noble real glass slats create a harmonious front, which is flush with the lesene. Due to the impressive appearance … [READ MORE]
Thin furniture fronts – Blum provides the right fitting.
Full range fastening system for doors, pull-outs and selected flaps.
Furniture with thin fronts is the latest trend. The Austrian manufacturer of fittings Blum was the first supplier to develop a full range fastening system for thin fronts for flaps, door and pull-out applications. The new solutions can help to build very special pieces of furniture.
Blum is the first hardware manufacturer to offer a universal fastening system for thin-framed applications – doors, drawer fronts and selected flaps. Different materials, such as chipboard, HPL or ceramic, in impressively thin versions from just 8 mm are currently very popular. Blum has now developed a suitable solution for this design trend: … [READ MORE]
Asia’s largest and most influential furniture production and woodworking trade fair, CIFM / interzum guangzhou 2018 was held from March 28 – 31, in Guangzhou, China.
Spanning 17 halls to cover an area of 150,000 square meters, about 1500 exhibiting companies from about 40 countries and regions gathered at this flagship event of the industry competed for the attention of some 80,000 visitors who walked through its doors.
Here are some quite interesting trends on the market of furniture fittings, which I spotted.
- More and more Asian producers are expanding to Europe and establish companies there to offer local service standards
- More and more innovations are coming from Asia and are accepted on the European and other markets as
… [READ MORE]
Vauth-Sagel at the kbb Birmingham 2018
Maximum accommodation: Vauth-Sagel’s new corner unit solution CORNERSTONE MAXX
Easy to fit, comfortable to use, functional – Vauth-Sagel sets new benchmark for corner units
At the kbb Birmingham 2018, Vauth-Sagel will be presenting its new corner unit solution CORNERSTONE MAXX, which has recently won the internationally renowned German Design Award 2018. “Vauth-Sagel makes it possible for everyone, all over the world, to add a high degree of comfort to their living spaces and thereby rediscover them.” Vauth-Sagel’s mission statement encapsulates the completely redesigned brand, the new digital services and the new products. The new CORNERSTONE MAXX embodies this mission in a particularly impressive way.
In Birmingham, the corner will be redefined: … [READ MORE]
International Hardware Fair 2018
Hettich was presenting its new products on the DIY boulevard in hall 5.1 from 4 to 7 March 2018. Hettich stand B091 not only to display numerous product highlights but also to show new presenters for the point of sale and catalogues.
New trends on table leg and furniture handle front
Copper and matt black are still as popular as ever when it comes adding statements to furniture in the form of handles or table legs. Besides table legs and furniture feet, Hettich is also presenting table legs for kitchen counters as well as skid solutions for benches and tables. For the point of sale, there are dedicated table leg presenters for additional and special display … [READ MORE]
Holz-Handwerk: Success together with Häfele as a partner
Experience the Future – Acquire Security
Häfele, the traditional top dog at the Holz-Handwerk in Nuremberg, is putting the emphasis on partnership at its appearance on booth 318 in hall 10.1, making it possible to experience the future with Smart Home and Micro Living, and presenting a multitude of new products which will make the transition to the digital world of furniture easier for joiners and interior designers and provide them with security for the future.
The innovations will be presented at live demonstrations and you can check them out for yourself on the spot. But what would all of this be without the company’s excellent range of services, about which … [READ MORE]
With a new name and new features, something that was already good has been made even better.
Vauth-Sagel has perfected its runner systems, thereby proving that the new corporate identity and the design affinity of the future generation of products are accompanied by complex technical innovations. A PAM (Power Assisted Movement) mechanism has been added to the pull out larder system VS TAL Larder. It offers unparalleled comfort.
In the new generation of VS Tal Larder, “PAM” refers to a synchronised pull out movement, a new hydraulic action soft-close system and a new type of soft-open damper mechanism. The new pull out larder system VS TAL Gate has been redesigned in such a way that the top runner rails are … [READ MORE]
Preview of Hettich’s line-up at Holz-Handwerk 2018
Alongside inspirational new products, visitors to Hettich’s stand at the Holz-Handwerk trade fair for woodworking and wood processing can discover ways of using Hettich services even more easily, efficiently and successfully.
“Fascin[action] – fascinated by solutions” is the underlying motto of our show presentation, says Uwe Kreidel, Managing Director of Hettich Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG. “Needless to say, we will also be showcasing our new product releases. Worthy of particular mention here is the ArciTech drawer system with designer profiles, the Push to open Silent opening function, the new WingLine L folding door system, Sensys in obsidian black and the SlideLine M sliding door fitting. We are also presenting … [READ MORE]
Intergastra highlight: International hotel assortment from Häfele
The Häfele Group for hardware technology and electronic access control systems has put together a globally available assortment for target group-oriented hotel room furnishing consisting of more than 200 products. The highlights of this product range will be on show on trade fair booth 4E51 in hall 4 at the Intergastra from 3 rd to 7 th February in Stuttgart under the motto “One Room, one Face – one Style”. The specialist for hardware technology and electronic access control systems is also emphasising its international 360° comprehensive project solutions with the presentation of a digital room design.
Häfele’s international hotel assortment paves the way for rooms designed in detail from a single … [READ MORE]
S1200 Folding And Hinge Door System
raumplus presented two product highlights at the imm cologne 2018, both perfect for confined spaces. The S1200 folding and hinge doors are the newest additions to the S1200 series and both incredible space-savers, making them the ideal solution for small rooms such as bathrooms or kitchens.
The S1200 folding door is made up of two connected door elements and scores with its super-discreet guide system. The large opening angle allows the storage space behind the door to be maximized to the full. When opened, the door elements concertina together, offering a space-saving alternative to classic hinge doors that pivot.
Two connection fittings (top and bottom) ensure that the folding door
moves smoothly. It is … [READ MORE]
Modern comeback of the farmhouse-style sink: BLANCO CRONOS XL 8
There is also a growing fascination for green living in the city. This is reflected, for instance, in current interior design trends, which radiate a feeling of individual freedom and yet are progressive and functional. The perfect match is the new stainless steel sink, Blanco Cronos, which was created with the aim of reinterpreting the tried and tested, and perfecting its quality. The silhouette of the Cronos bowl instantly brings to mind the traditional ceramic sink with apron front has always been a firm feature in a rural ambience.
The modern interpretation of the Cronos sink in stainless steel from the SteelArt exclusive segment is aimed at all those who … [READ MORE]
„GERA’s strength is generated through a clear identity, the
special and characteristic capacity to unite light and furniture.“
Hening Pölitz, Owner of GERA Leuchten
NEW: GERA light system 2P3
The success of the light system 2P3 lies in its variability. The horizontal profile is a bearing element in the double sense of the word. It is used as an under-unit or wall light; when used as a wall light, the top side acts as a shelf for utensils in the bathroom or kitchen. The GERA light shelf 2P3 can be obtained in various lengths and colours, and can be equipped with sockets and additional clip-on accessories.
In this way, it is possible to install an individually appropriate configuration in any … [READ MORE]
Power assisted systems for adjusting upholstered furniture
Hettich is an expert partner to the bed industry and has a wealth of experience in power assisted bed adjustment. Hettich is now applying this expertise to items of upholstered furniture because power assisted functions turn them into veritable havens of relaxation.
There are virtually no limits to the ways in which power assisted adjustment can feature in upholstered furniture. The Mosys adjustment system, for example, can be used to provide a stand up aid, making the sofa suitable for users of any generation. Installed in a longchair, Mosys offers levels of comfort of the type familiar from beds: back and foot sections can be infinitely adjusted. The AxosDrive adjustment system moves seat … [READ MORE]
SMART SENSE: Intelligent solution for optimal use of space
When imm Cologne takes place in January, the efficient use of living space will be a central topic. Particularly in large cities, living space is becoming scarcer and more expensive. This fact is the cause of one of the mega trends that also affects the work of REHAU. How can furnishings be designed to integrate them as cleverly as possible into the space? Together with furniture manufacturer Röhr-Bush, a micro-apartment has been designed for the initiative’s “Let’s be smart” special exhibition, which addresses the question of optimal use of space. REHAU contributes an intelligent control system to the innovative space concept.
The idea of SMART SENSE is as simple as … [READ MORE]
Intuitive user convenience for purist XXL furniture design
Quadro drawer runners with synchronised Push to open mechanism
Quadro drawer runners with Push to open gently open handleless wooden drawers as well as the Hettich InnoTech and InnoTech Atira drawer systems in response to a light press on the front panel. To permit activation of large drawers from anywhere on the front panel, the Quadro full extension runners are factory configured for installing synchronisation.
Anyone looking to push beyond the limits of today’s furniture design will find the answer in the synchronised Push to open mechanism: making it easy to feature exceptionally wide front panels that interconnect several drawers. The synchronisation system connects all runners, synchronously activating them across centre panels … [READ MORE]