Those who live “small” need comfort!
“More life per square metre” is a topic that Häfele has been working on for a long time: With “SKAIOpartment”, two prototypical model apartments for living in a minimal space have been created in Germany’s first wooden high-rise, “SKAIO”, on the site of the German Federal Horticultural Show in Heilbronn.
In cooperation with the Stadtsiedlung Heilbronn GmbH, the builder of SKAIO, the international specialist for hardware technology and electronic access control systems, demonstrates how forward-looking and clever Micro Living can be today. Following the multi-functional interior concept, “Functionality Cube”, the youth hostel room of the future, “Youth Lab”, and the micro-apartment, “MicroApart 20/30”, the two model apartments are another example of innovative … [READ MORE]
interzum 2019: Enthusiastic response to new GRASS display
What makes a movement mechanism a good movement mechanism? This question has motivated GRASS ever since the company was founded over 70 years ago. Time and again, GRASS has developed groundbreaking products that reflect its visionary engineering skills. GRASS once again launched various new products at the interzum 2019, including a movement
mechanism that unlocks completely new possibilities in terms of furniture design.
From the first-ever concealed hinges to the invention of the double wall drawer – the GRASS company history is characterised by countless groundbreaking products. The aim is always to look ahead, and to develop movement mechanisms that meet the most demanding requirements. The GRASS presentation at the interzum … [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.
peka’s product developers have been hard at work looking into ways of turning shelves into temporary work … [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Purist design for all fitted kitchen systems
It’s a well-known fact that Vauth-Sagel focuses above all on optimum functionality. However, where the new products the company will show at the SICAM 2017 are concerned, it has attached equal importance to the design aspect. With elegant details, Vauth-Sagel is turning the fitted kitchen into a showcase: Planero is the system manufacturer’s first steel shelving and adds quality and a high-spec look to unit interiors. All versions feature a push-to-open mechanism in response to the demand for kitchen furniture that offers a purist look on the outside.
“Above all, we pay attention to people,” Vauth-Sagel’s CEO Claus Sagel summarises the company’s approach. “We accommodate our customers and offer system solutions that … [READ MORE]
On the cutting edge
The InnoTech Atira drawer system by Hettich is full of character: Straight lines, clean contours, different colours and a variety of additional elements complemented by versatile interior organisation solutions form the perfect mix for more individuality. InnoTech Atira combines attractive options for differentiating with high cost efficiency by means of a platform concept.
The sleek design of InnoTech Atira fits into any home situation and offers a wide variety of options for differentiating drawers and pull-outs. Various side elements, such as railing, TopSide below the railing or DesignSide, colours, rear panel widths and runners provide individually tailored solutions that can be produced with flexibility and ease. A simple upgrade from railing to TopSide or DesignSide is … [READ MORE]
Legrabox and Tandembox provide even greater creative scope for design
- Comprehensive range with great scope for design and differentiation
- New colours and design options for Tandembox and Legrabox by Blum
- New technical optimisations make Tandembox into state-of-the-art box system
Hoechst, Austria – May 2017. Austrian manufacturer of fittings, Blum, offers a convincing overall package, for the company has just launched new colours and additional design options for both Tandembox and Legrabox, giving customers countless possibilities for design and individualisation. In addition, Tandembox has been optimised and given a further technical upgrade.
Manufacturers who use Blum’s Tandembox will be delighted that the pull-out system now offers even more scope for design and possibilities to stand out from competitors. … [READ MORE]
The future of the drawer: the cubist Vionaro drawer system is extended by modular design elements
With Vionaro, GRASS has created a design solution for all applications in the living room, kitchen and bathroom. The slender drawer side of the complete drawer system measures only 13 millimetres in thickness; in 2014 it received the coveted Red Dot Award, and for interzum 2017, is extended by an additional feature: with Vionaro iD, GRASS is presenting a modular system that gives tomorrow’s drawer a unique appearance – and that opens the door to unlimited design opportunities.
For interzum 2017 GRASS has expanded the design options of Vionaro, adding a completely new dimension: vertical surface dividers. Vionaro iD – offering … [READ MORE]
New generation of user friendly functions
As a pioneer of Push to open Silent technology, Hettich has added numerous new features to the second product generation. As a result, Push to open Silent provides the same convenience as electromechanical opening systems
Drawers opens entirely mechanically in response to a light press on the front panel – on shutting, they unnoticeably load the opening mechanism and close in a gently cushioned movement. Even small, lightweight drawers hitherto lacking momentum close reliably and gently. Using special runners and Push to open Silent units, Hettich has managed to develop an end to end solution for all drawer formats. The particular practical convenience is evident in many facets, such as in the retriggering guard: … [READ MORE]
Organising system and timeless design object:
Tavinea “Organised by GRASS”
With Tavinea, GRASS has included a comprehensive interior fit-out system for drawers in its range, which also appeals with its attractive design. For interzum 2017 the existing system, Tavinea 91, will be supplemented by an additional system: the straightforward and rugged Tavinea Sorto frame system for drawers, which can be perfectly supplemented with Tavinea Optima, a sub-dividing system for Nova Pro, and Vionaro pot drawers.
Contemporary design unfolds its effects in many dimensions. A product can win us over at the first glance, the first touch, with a sound, taste or fragrance. Products that are proven to appeal to more than one of our human senses are regarded … [READ MORE]
Blum rounds off its comprehensive range of hinges
New hinges with integrated soft-close Blumotion allow manufacturers to make special furniture – be it larder units, furniture with thin fronts, glass or mirror cabinets. For dark cabinets, Blum now also offers Clip top Blumotion in onyx black. In other words, Blum offers the right fittings solutions for countless applications.
The new Clip top Blumotion 155° wide-angle hinge by Blum is the same size but offers even more convenience. Tried and tested soft-close Blumotion has been completely integrated into the hinge, ensuring that cabinet doors close softly and effortlessly. The cover caps for the hinge boss and arm have been designed for symmetrical use and complete the range. The hinge boasts the … [READ MORE]
For combination with different motion technologies by Blum
- Blum is an innovative partner offering motion technologies for different convenience levels
- Blumotion S can be combined with 3 different Blum motion technologies
- Slim product range because it can be used for Legrabox or Movento
Blum offers four motion technologies and consequently the right solution for every level of user convenience. The range, however, remains slim – thanks to the new Blumotion S runner which is compatible with two different product categories.
The different motion technologies offered by the Austrian fittings manufacturer give cabinet makers and industrial manufacturers plenty of scope for design and differentiation. Yet Blum is keen to ensure that its range is manageable. Consequently, the company now offers a … [READ MORE]
Platforms greatly extended across all segments
Letting its customers exploit the market even better while keeping production lean, Hettich has greatly extended its drawer and runner platforms across all segments for Interzum 2017. On display were new differentiation options and user friendly functions for the three AvanTech, ArciTech and InnoTech drawer systems as well as for the Quadro runner platform.
Platform concepts for profitable growth
With the platform concepts from Hettich, furniture manufacturers are not tied to any specific furniture segment by choosing a particular drawer system or drawer runner. With InnoTech drawers and Quadro runners cover a broad swath of the market with solutions for differentiating looks and functions. The ArciTech drawer system also extends these … [READ MORE]
Impressive visions and innovations
With a successful appearance at the interzum in Cologne, Häfele convinced the specialist world and received an incredibly positive response to the forward-looking topics and new products that were exhibited. The team on the booth enjoyed a full house with international flair right from the start. Häfele rode the wave generated by the record number of exhibitors and visitors, harmonised visions and innovations, and gave people a great deal to think about. The hardware technology specialist thought ahead in its motto of “More life per square metre”, and turned furniture technology into something that could be experienced in its entirety on the trade fair booth. However, the specialist visitors also focussed on the contributions for smart … [READ MORE]
The Häfele connector range – comprehensive furniture expertise
Häfele has the comprehensive product range and know-how about connecting fittings in furniture which has built up over decades. With innovative products which have been developed and produced in-house, the company revolutionises the rational manufacturing of all types of furnishings. Minifix, Maxifix and Rafix are three of the most well-known RTA connectors for the furniture industry. Billions of these fittings set standards, and hold furniture together all over the world. Nothing should interfere with the joy of a beautiful, high-quality furniture item – certainly not the sight of its interior, which 5 mm series drilled holes (for example) are only too happy to reveal.
More and more manufacturers of modern kitchens and … [READ MORE]
Blum now offers a mechanical opening support system combined with soft close
Hoechst, Austria – May 2015. To provide enhanced opening ease for handle-less fronts, Blum not only offers an electric opening support system but also a mechanical solution: Tip-On. Tip-On is now available in combination with Blumotion for soft and effortless closing. Tip-On Blumotion brings supreme ease of use to handle-less furniture – in kitchens and throughout the home. The innovation is the winner of this year’s Red Dot Award 2015 for top quality design.
Tip-On Blumotion combines easy one-touch opening with soft closing. Handle-less pull-outs and drawers open with ease thanks to the mechanical opening support system and always have a feather-light glide. Tried and tested soft-close Blumotion… [READ MORE]
Making solutions excite.
Anybody wishing to fascinate people must be exceptional in everything they do. In products and services. In solutions that excite. Visitors to the Hettich exhibition stand at “interzum 2017” will experience this Fascin[action]: innovative and inspirational for tomorrow’s furniture.
Hettich is quick to identify trends and translates them into innovative fitting solutions that fascinate. Fascination is a personal matter and, depending on the individual, comes from intuitive functions that speak to the emotions as well as from rapidly available services or getting digital information. They give the customer convenience, added business value as well as the ability to stand apart.
For style scapers
Style scapers have an instinct for aesthetic appeal and design details. They … [READ MORE]
SlideLine M sliding door fitting from Hettich
The SlideLine M sliding door fitting from Hettich is a system for many applications. Merging into the background, it doesn’t interfere with the design of furniture and gives sliding door elements a look of elegance.
As a 1-track overlay option, SlideLine M is opening up more and more perspectives in shelf systems and living room storage units: doors that slide back and forth produce a fascinating interplay between open and closed segments in furniture. Projecting by just 8 mm, the profile keeps sliding doors close to the carcase, guaranteeing minimal gaps at either side. Two doors can cross each other in just one profile. Various profile sets in profile heights of 16, 18, … [READ MORE]
New functions for all sorts of purposes
The Sensys generation of hinges from Hettich combines front-to-back design with a feel of luxury that appeals to the emotions. Adding attractive new functions to its Sensys range, Hettich now addresses previously neglected needs and provides cost-effective options for making marks of distinction.
Sensys with integrated Silent System
In particular, the Sensys hinge scores from automatic Silent System furniture door closure from the unusually wide angle of 35 degrees. Furniture doors that reliably close in response to a turn of the hand as well as even, gentle closing action is guaranteed in the temperature range from +5 °C to +40 °C and found nowhere else on the market.
Sensys wide angle hinge
Providing … [READ MORE]
Quadro provides many ways to differentiate
The Quadro bottom mounted drawer runner brings a look of elegance and perfect performance to any wooden drawer. Complementing the line up with optional synchronisation for the Push to open function as well as a 4D front panel adjustment capability, Hettich notches up the Quadro range.
The Quadro 4D adjustment capability lets you adjust drawer fronts vertically, laterally and in depth and tilt all as standard. This also provides the perfect solution to realising large size drawer fronts with narrow gaps. The adjusting mechanisms are easily accessible and, with a different surface feel, easy to tell apart. This makes adjustment fast, straightforward and intuitive.
The Push to open function underpins purist, handleless furniture design … [READ MORE]
Well known manufacturers prefer solutions from Hettich
International interiors show “imm cologne 2017” and “Living-Kitchen” presented the trends that will be dominating the furniture and interiors sector. Hettich excites its customers with solutions – because they are the key to making some designs and functionalities at all possible.
interlübke fascinates with design and function
interlübke is seen as an icon of modern furniture design and is one of Germany’s most familiar brands with international prestige. “Our customers place the most exacting of demands on quality and design“, says Christoph Kümmel, head of Product Development & Marketing at interlübke. “Concealed under the drawer, the Actro 5D runner from Hettich lets us meet them in every respect.” Perfected technical details, like the … [READ MORE]
Easy operation and style are features that customers appreciate when buying furniture. Neither is always immediately visible from the outside of a kitchen, and the concealed movement systems can be a real experience in everyday use. The Grass range now features a new highlight for kitchens, bathrooms and living areas: Tipmatic Soft-close, a system that perfectly combines two popular comfort aspects.
From the outside, only a sleek surface is visible. Completely handle-free. Slight pressure is all that is needed to open the drawer. It is also gently closed with a familiar movement without any sudden braking. With these features, the new GRASS opening system provides access to a new dimension in comfort. Tipmatic Soft-close combines two familiar functions: the mechanical … [READ MORE]
Top design, convenience and easiness
With Moovit, Häfele has been providing an innovative drawer side system for a wide range of applications for many years now, one that has become an all-rounder worldwide. Based on a new design, the familiar Moovit will now become Moovit MX, offering even greater user convenience and even greater installation efficiency. This conversion will not present the slightest hitch for the furniture fabricator, since in terms of processing everything will remain just as before. Like its predecessor, the high-grade drawer system features modularity, and with its extended range of accessories opens up a host of design possibilities in the kitchen, living room, office and bathroom, or for the laboratory and store fixtures.
The new generation … [READ MORE]
Blum wins further awards for excellence in design
Three products receive the much sought-after German Design Award 2016
- Tip-On Blumotion, an inspiring combination of mechanical one-touch opening and soft and effortless closing
- Aventos HK-XS, the small stay lift with a slim construction
- Servo-Drive flex, the electric opening support system for handle-less fridge/freezers and dishwashers
Hoechst, Austria – 26 October 2015. Blum’s latest German design awards bear testimony to the fact that the fittings manufacturer from Hoechst not only attaches importance to the functionality of its high-tech fittings, but also sets great store by the design of its hinges, lift systems and pull-outs. Three Blum products have just won the “German Design Award 2016 – Special Mention” … [READ MORE]
SmarTray pencil tray system
Modular and compact, the talented SmarTray organiser from Hettich is just as much at home below the desk top as it is in any cabinet. In the lockable version made of steel, SmarTray is the ideal place to keep valuables or confidential matter. SmarTray in plastic is practical for items that need to be in easy reach.
SmarTray impresses with its high quality material and finish as well as user friendly features, such as Push to open or self closing with Silent System. Numerous design options in terms of housing colours and heights as well as a choice of steel or plastic make it suitable for all sorts of different uses. Taking up little space, the … [READ MORE]
AvanTech with perfectly designed interior organisation system
The AvanTech drawer system from Hettich thrills with award winning design in its most purist of forms. Without visible plastic parts or screws, it sets a design benchmark behind the front panel. For the AvanTech drawer’s unique aesthetic appeal to unfurl its full impact in everyday use, Hettich offers an attractive range of interior organisation elements. Balanced with drawer interior and guaranteed to provide a tidy look, it makes a pleasure of keeping everything neatly in its place.
OrgaTray 260 for drawers and OrgaStore 260 for pot-and-pan drawers include numerous organisational elements that can be combined with magnets for practical flexibility. There are so many different configurations catering to any need and application, … [READ MORE]
Designing furniture in line with the market and current trends
Changing trends are adding new vigour to the furniture market. And every emerging trend gives cabinet makers, fabricators and retailers new creative and sales boosting potential that can be exploited to the full with the ProDecor handle collection from Hettich.
To benefit from seasonal furniture and furnishing trends and the market opportunities they provide, industry and the trades need to respond with flexibility by gearing product design and production to the new styles as quickly as possible. Contemporary shapes, colours and surface finishes can be featured in a product portfolio very quickly and easily with furniture handles too.
Hettich is renowned for its strategic trend research. New impetus is … [READ MORE]