The future is where technology will be scaled back in favour of homely and puristic design. Kesseböhmer demonstrated how far this principle of the miniaturisation of furniture fittings technology can be driven at interzum 2019 in Cologne on its stand with new lifting fittings. The 60th anniversary of the leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design will thus signal the beginning of a future in which people will think in small dimensions whilst making the most of strength and storage space.
Pocket systems – simple solution to magic away fitted furniture
More and more people are merging their kitchen, dining and living space. The trend calls for smart solutions to conceal spaces that are not in use. Blum’s new pocket systems are the answer. Doors of up to 2500 mm in height close off the space and conceal fitted furniture. They disappear into pockets when the space is in use. No special construction needed.
Open plan concepts and ever smaller urban homes demand new furniture solutions. More and more people would like to conceal functional spaces such as fitted kitchens or home offices when they are not in use. Fittings specialist Blum has come up with a simple-to-use solution. Pocket … [READ MORE]
Beyond the surface of furniture
REHAU will put up a unique show at interzum 2019: Aptly named “Future Apartment,” the stand will deliver memorable experiences and technical insights, beyond mere kitchenettes and conventional apartment solutions. Thanks to their latest creations, REHAU will introduce functions-embedded surfaces and technologies adding new smart and emotional values to contemporary living. Concept and planning have been developed by multidisciplinary design studio Ippolito Fleitz Group.
Everyday culture is profoundly steeped in individualization, one of the current mega trends reported by the Zukunftsinstitut. Individualization affects our consumption patterns as much as our value systems: Choosing freely according to taste and opinion, and being able to design according to personal ideas shape the main cultural … [READ MORE]
New innovative furniture fittings
At the international trade fair Interzum 2019 in Cologne, the Japanese manufacturer SUGATSUNE will be presenting many new, innovative solutions for cabinets, flaps and interior design at its stand in Hall 7.1 D.058. For the furniture manufacturers, designers and interior designers, more than 1,000 innovative products can be seen on the stand.
The lid-stay AILERON
The special feature of the flap fitting Aileron by SUGATSUNE is that you do not need to attach anything to the cabinet side. The flap is fastened exclusively by hinges. This makes it possible to realize almost “infinitely long” flaps.
The Aileron lid stay is the perfect symbiosis of function and design. For the first time ever the concealed cabinet hinge … [READ MORE]
From pull-out shelf to work surface with a single click
Fancy whipping up a breakfast smoothie in your food processor? Great idea! But hang on a minute – do you really feel like dragging a heavy appliance out of its shelf and hunting around for a surface to put it on before you have even had a chance to wake up properly? No good place to put your laptop in your home office? Luckily, Swiss company peka-metall AG has the answer! The ingenious new Click Stop locking mechanism transforms any pull-out shelf into a fixed work surface with a single click.
Professional kitchen for the home
With Franke’s PureSteel worktops, the professional kitchen finds its way into one’s own four walls. The high-quality stainless steel plates are enormously robust and available in several attractive surface variants.
It is not without reason that stainless steel surfaces are standard in professional kitchens. The material is extremely hard-wearing, absolutely hygienic, easy to clean and insensitive to rapid temperature changes. In addition, stainless steel absorbs no odors and also against discoloration such as tomato sauce, red wine or tea, the material is resistant. In the private kitchen, the individual stainless steel worktop is therefore becoming increasingly popular.
Franke offers high-quality PureSteel worktops in thicknesses of 4, 6 and 8 millimeters and a length of up … [READ MORE]
Digital connection of modern living worlds
Häfele answers the exciting questions of our time at interzum 2019 in Cologne. With digital networking, innovative furniture technology and holistic solutions, the company is re-experiencing its own claim to “think ahead” at the exhibition stand in Hall 7.1, C 040. How easily the smart world of furniture industry and craft can be realized with the Häfele assortment and the many new products becomes visible.
“Smart furniture meets smart home” – what two years ago at Interzum was more of a dream of the future, is now made easy with the Häfele Connect technology and extremely simple. The company supplies the competence proof u.a. using the example of a smart component networked micro-apartment and … [READ MORE]
Lighting as a piece of furniture
Minimalism, lighting as a room design element, clear contours – at interzum 2019, GERA Leuchten continues to stay true to its philosophy: “We will be showing several interesting new products in Cologne,” says Hening Pölitz, owner and CEO of GERA Leuchten. “They are further developments of existing lighting systems used in a way that makes them look completely new.”
The company’s trade show stand will once again be dedicated to “Lighting that’s also a piece of furniture”, an apt description of the one element shared by all GERA Leuchten products. “We furnish homes – either with lighting, or with lighting furniture,” says GERA Leuchten product designer Thomas Ritt, explaining the company’s approach. … [READ MORE]
ViZard by ambigence: joint development achievement
Invisible working components for magical furniture design: the innovative ViZard by ambigence flap fitting completely disappears into the furniture side panel. Once again, a fitting from Hettich has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award 2019 for this outstanding design achievement.
Winning the award in the “Product Design 2019” category, the flap fitting clears the way for designing perfect, purist furniture. Innovatively integrated in the side panel, the system is completely hidden from view. Convenience you can feel but not see: this sets new standards in furniture construction.
Integratable flap fitting from Hettich wins Red Dot Design Award 2019
The BLANCO SITY XL 6 S made of Silgranit PuraDur, and the BLANCO VIU-S mixer tap
Add some fresh accents to your kitchen with on-trend colours – it’s fun with the Blanco Sity XL 6 S sink and the Blanco Viu-S mixer tap, which create a stunning look as a perfectly paired duo. The new Silgranit PuraDur premium sink captures the Zeitgeist with its modern design and appealing concept, which bring a real zest for life and a sense of individuality to the kitchen.
Everything about it is exceptional, as evident from the spacious drainer, which is divided into gently tiered zones and offers space both for items that need to be washed and an intuitive and secure place to … [READ MORE]
Hailo presents new classics and classic innovations at the interzum 2019
Hailo has been setting benchmarks for more comfort in the home for over 70 years. The red dot that makes all Hailo household products identifiable at first glance stands for quality “made in Germany” and guarantees that they will make your life easier. With its waste separation and storage systems, Hailo helps its customers to design the functional areas in their homes in an efficient, space saving and comfortable way.
Always a key issue for the Haiger-based company: smart product developments that are directly inspired by the needs of the users. Hailo will be taking a range of innovative new products along to this year’s interzum, the world’s leading … [READ MORE]
Franke kitchen faucets with splash-free laminar jet
Franke equips selected kitchen faucets with the practical laminar jet technology. The splash-free and whisper-quiet water jet ensures a plus in hygiene and comfort in kitchen work.
The innovative laminar jet technology eliminates air turbulence in the water jet – which in turn ensures a crystal-clear water jet with significantly lower spray behavior.
Especially with high spout kitchen faucets, cleaning dirty dishes or brushing fruit and vegetables becomes easy on the spout. Here the laminar jet shows its strengths, because the area around the sink remains hygienically clean and dry. In addition, the clear water jet is much quieter than an air-blasted jet.
So far, Franke has been fitting out a … [READ MORE]
Premiere for product and brand: initiated new trend with “Volume K by Kesseböhmer”
A system shelf celebrated its first international appearance at the imm 2019 in Cologne as part of a much acclaimed trade fair presentation characterized by design icons. “Volume K by Kesseböhmer” stands behind “tRACK” as a new brand and with it the traditional craftsmanship and the competence in metalworking.
Together with the German distribution partner, the Form exclusiv Design Wiemann, lived the appearance of the spirit of the noble and the luxurious. In this composition, the presentation of the brand and product represented a world premiere, which served as the backdrop for a new interior design trend and attracts more design-oriented retailers, architects and planners.… [READ MORE]
Versatile storage concepts for the kitchen
Win storage. That’s what kitchen buyers really want because in the kitchen every inch counts. Tall units provide a particularly large amount of storage space. Fitted with drawers, it can be used in a completely new way for added practical convenience. A solution kitchen buyers quickly get excited by.
Drawers make tall units so much more attractive. They become veritable storage wizards that can be customised to suit any particular need. The use of drawers in the kitchen has become established as a popular option. Applied to tall units, the added values are obvious. Drawers make efficient use of storage volume throughout the depth of the tall unit and give their contents mobility. Storage … [READ MORE]
Vauth-Sagel expands its comprehensive hygiene and sustainability range
Vauth-Sagel’s waste separation system VS Envi is a modular product range that adapts surprisingly easily to people’s individual habits, the size of the household and the local waste management regulations. With as much flexibility as is possible and a well-thought-out range of accessories, VS ENVI makes everyday life considerably easier.
VS ENVI Single now fills the last gap in the system: the new element is the first choice for areas where space is limited.
Vauth-Sagel’s success is based on the company’s credo of utilising space in the optimum way, making everyday tasks easier and the extending exacting design standards usually applied only to the kitchen units also to the interior … [READ MORE]
Blanco Faron XL 6 S in Silgranit PuraDur
Wood, tiles, stone and other natural materials create a cosy look in the kitchen. Well-designed details and high-tech features that offer maximum convenience are hugely popular when it comes to functional equipment to assist cooking. For those who love the modern country house look, Blanco has a particularly charming and contemporary Silgranit PuraDur sink among its range: Faron XL 6 S features a design that interprets distinctive elements of the country-house style in an elegant new way.
Classy double grooves on the drainer and tap ledge are reminiscent of traditional wall panelling, yet the sink’s straight lines also give it a modern look. The drainer and side mixer tap ledge are harmoniously … [READ MORE]
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.
Ordering systems from Hailo: Make room so that the beautiful things appear
The organization of storage space is one of the most demanding tasks in the design of housing. Individualisation, design, interior design – the beautiful sides of the home are only shown to their advantage if they are provided with practical and discreet storage systems. In short: Intelligent storage space is required for the apartment to shine to its full glory.
Hailo Einbautechnik has taken on this challenge since its foundation. Hailo’s organization systems are discreetly restrained, offer maximum working comfort and can easily disappear behind cabinets and drawers. Thus, they do not disturb the look of the furniture and allow the user free space to implement his … [READ MORE]
Sink and kitchen accessories as a shapely unit
Franke has developed the new Franke Box Center under the slogan “Organization perfected”. It is a clever organizing system that combines the sink and kitchen accessories into a compact, shapely unit. The special thing about it: The most important kitchen helpers, which are needed for the preparation of meals, are always at hand directly at the sink.
In a well-organized kitchen, each handle sits. Franke believes that the better the kitchen components are matched, the smoother the daily processes will be. The more comfort they offer, the more pleasant the kitchen work. The new Franke Box Center takes up this philosophy and perfects it in the sink area. So the most important … [READ MORE]
raumplus presents the Sliding TV Door
It is a sliding door and media center in one. The latest raumplus development elegantly combines interior design with entertainment. A flat-screen monitor incorporated into the door panel allows the closet door and room divider to be used as a TV or computer monitor. The versatile »Sliding TV Door« is premiered at the IMM 2019. Be sure to tune in!
Sophisticated undercover entertainment for a living room, bedroom, or teen’s room. All locations where the trend is clearly towards having multiple media options available, however kept discreetly out of sight instead of dominating the space.
High-performance, compact Bluetooth speakers take the place of a stereo system, while flat screen TVs blend into media … [READ MORE]
Personalisation and complete versatility.
SALICE Pin is the innovative and revolutionary display storage system. Available in three versions, Pin Wine, Pin Knife and Pin Shelf, Pin allows the most flexible and creative arrangement of bottles, knives and shelves.
The elegant, design-oriented and highly refined SALICE Pin has streamlined aesthetics and quick and intuitive assembly. This system is available in aluminium and titanium finishes, complementing all kinds of room settings, furniture and applications.
The Pin brackets can be moved easily and positioned anywhere with an ingenious fixing system that is extremely strong and stable.
SALICE Pin Knife enables kitchen knives of any shape and size to be arranged in the most functional and personal way.
Thanks to this arrangement, the knives … [READ MORE]
berbel Downline Hob Extraction System
Shortly after the introduction of the product innovation last year, the berbel induction hob with integrated extractor has developed from a newcomer to an award-winning best seller.
State-of-the-art induction technology and a powerful extraction system – a masterpiece by berbel. For several years now berbel, the specialist for state-of-the-art extraction technology, has been inspiring the world of kitchens with its Skyline ceiling lift hoods, as well as headroom, wall-mounted and island hoods and many other innovative products. This year berbel once again presents innovative top-of-the-range technology.
One movement of the hand – the entire cabinet contents in view
It would be nice if the contents of a high-ceiling cabinet could be grasped at a glance – and nevertheless fully exploit the cabinet volume. Now it’s going to be nice: peka is bringing a novelty onto the market with the Pleno Plus cupboard. All trays and their contents move out with one movement of the hand, and the content even finds space in the side door.
One movement of the hand is enough – the door of the Pleno Plus cupboard opens. All trays, including the top one, run out at the same time and present the entire content. Because the shelves run impressively smoothly on the … [READ MORE]
Opening a kitchen cabinet as the wow factor
Kesseböhmer is demonstrating exactly how opening a kitchen cabinet can have the wow factor. The name ‘Tandem’ refers to the intelligent two-part pull-out technology, which provides the user with not only a distinctive opening experience, but also a complete overview and convenient access to all supplies at the same time. As a ‘supermarket shelf at home’, the ‘Tandem’ can accommodate a week’s worth of shopping for a family of four.
A well-sectioned cabinet offers twice the organisation. The two parts of the ‘Tandem’ fitting for door shelves and shelving units coupled with single-handed operation were based on the refrigerator concept. What’s more, all elements of the ‘Tandem’ fit together in a constant, … [READ MORE]
With KWC ERA, Franke has a design line in its portfolio in which the kitchen sink and faucet combine to form a high-quality design unit – highly functional and precise. The design language is deliberately minimalist and filigree and is aimed at people who appreciate high-quality and innovative design.
With numerous innovations, KWC has driven the development of kitchen faucets since 1874 – especially with the invention of the first 1-hole kitchen faucet with retractable hose shower in 1957. But the ultimate goal has always been to perfect the products in the overall context of aesthetics and functionality and quality – as a new experience and a comprehensive experience. KWC has been part of the Franke Group since 2013. In … [READ MORE]
Split is the system of division and storage compartments that allows the freest and most personalised organisation of drawer interiors. It is characterised by versatility, user-friendliness and a wide choice of sizes and colours.
Split has elegant and streamlined aesthetics. Its 3 mm wall thickness makes Split the slimmest divider system ever.
With its high aesthetic appeal, Split facilitates the perfect optimisation of space and is compatible with Salice Lineabox drawers and all other kind of wood-based and metal drawers.
Split is available in multiple finishes and with over 300 possible combinations, it perfectly integrates with different settings and applications, such as living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Salice holds a well-established position worldwide by virtue of its … [READ MORE]
A small revolution in interior furniture
World première at Möbelmeile 2018: Rietberger Möbelwerke (RMW) and Vauth-Sagel presented the results of their collaboration. Together, the two companies have developed a fitting to facilitate easier access to low storage levels. The project excellently demonstrates how the system concept can be successfully implemented: due to its consistent modularity, the new optimisation of storage space can be used for all collections and sizes offered by Rietberger Möbelwerke. Trade specialists were extremely impressed by this innovation at the exhibition centre.
berbel shows profile – The new ceiling lift hood, finished with a narrow, matt black frame.
Berbel has always stood for sophisticated premium ventilation technology as well as surprising design ideas that establish the extractor hood as a design object in the kitchen. This year, the berbel design team will be surprised at area30 with a new edition of the skyline.
Put in the right light
In addition to its function as extractor hood, the designer piece Skyline Frame is also a varied and functional lighting object. Behind the four fronts of high-quality, gray smoked glass hides an individually adjustable effect lighting.
In the colder setting of the color temperature, the light course looks bluish cool – perfect for light … [READ MORE]
SICAM 2018: Häfele Loox lighting system: Design – Functionality – Inspiration
At the SICAM in Pordenone, Häfele was demonstrating how furniture and rooms can be transformed by intelligent use of light in the furniture, how they can be adapted to the current needs and wishes of the users, the time of day, your rhythm of work and even life itself, and how many different kitchens can be conjured up from one kitchen in the blink of an eye. Cleverly networked, pre-installed scenarios which can be called up at the push of a button are playing an increasingly important part.
With a targeted composition of furniture lighting, sound and functionality, the user becomes the designer of his living world, changes its
Shelving units are taking kitchen and home environments by storm. By offering an open storage space that is both straightforward and effortless to access, they contribute to a spacious and airy living space concept. What’s more, the choice of material also creates a contemporary industrial style. This trend has inspired Kesseböhmer to create a modular shelving unit that offers furniture and kitchen manufacturers every opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
The unit centres around a basic frame system made of high-quality steel. Kesseböhmer relies on its exceptional expertise in metal processing and metalwork to manufacture units that meet all customer requirements in terms of their range … [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]
Design meets individuality
Hettich is presenting surprising concepts with a focus on design and individuality from 16 to 19 October 2018 at “Sicam” in Pordenone, Italy’s most important trade fair for components. Integrated fittings and exceptional design inspiration extend an invitation to engage in dialogue on tomorrow’s furniture design.
Individuality as an eyecatcher
In a striking drawer presentation, Hettich will be showing that there’s the right solution for every wish: in terms of creative diversity, functions and cost efficiency. The options provided by design flexibility are in the spotlight at Sicam and emphasise the system’s many different facets. Providing clever and cost efficient solutions, the concept enables kitchen and furniture manufacturers to address the individuality of various target groups.
Latitude… [READ MORE]
Pecasa is peka’s latest shelf system.
It is made up of a few simple components that can be combined in an infinite variety of ways: shelves, cabinets, desks or clothes rails can be attached to the central wall profile and repositioned however the user wants. Its flexibility makes Pecasa the ideal solution for almost any application – from living areas and home offices to dressing rooms and hallways, or even shops.
Smart living for greater comfort: this short phrase tells you all you need to know about peka’s latest shelf system. Though peka hails from Mosen in the Swiss canton of Lucerne, it consciously uses the English term “smart furniture” to describe Pecasa – and for good reason, … [READ MORE]
Clever technology combined with shapely product design
The Franke Innovations for the Küchenmeile 2018 at a glance
In this year’s house4kitchen, Franke has first-class new products covering all product lines of Franke Kitchen Systems – from sinks and faucets to stainless steel worktops and a waste system to extractor hoods and a cooktop hood. All new developments score with their successful combination of outstanding design with high functionality, ease of use and modern technology. On the nearly 400 square meter, completely redesigned exhibition area, the shapely premium kitchen fittings and sinks from KWC are also presented.
The sink highlights
As a trade fair highlight, Franke presents the new Franke Box Center – this clever arrangement system combines the sink … [READ MORE]
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]
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.
Häfele takes a big trip with Loox
Light in furniture: On site with the training mobile
Häfele takes lighting know-how directly to its customers with the Loox mobile, building on decades of tradition. The first “mobile exhibition” went on tour in 1966, in order to present new hardware solutions to the many joiner/cabinet maker customers in Germany and abroad in a time-saving manner, directly on site. Training and exhibition buses are now used worldwide.
The demand for lighting in furniture has developed extremely well. Häfele has become the market leader with its Loox products and has made a name for itself with its lighting training for the industry. The two Loox minibuses, which were put into operation in the spring,