berbel: Living in a limited space

The little kitchen

Mini-apartments and tiny houses are the topics that are discussed in the media today. A social phenomenon that is the result of demographic facts.

The number of single households is increasing steadily and many couples and young families limit themselves to smaller living quarters with high real estate and rental prices in the city centers.

Urban Living is also characterized by professional nomads who work in a city during the week and are with their families at the weekend.

Built-in hoods from berbel: the solution for small kitchens

This has an impact on the construction and furnishing sectors. Mini-apartments become micro-apartments, primarily in student cities. Small prefabricated houses are designed so that they can be placed on … [READ MORE]

GERA Leuchten: The different functional zones of an apartment merge

GERA lights: new products for 2020

The world is changing and with it the way people design their living space.

One of the most obvious developments is the increase in open floor plans.

The different functional zones of an apartment merge. Kitchen, living and dining room become one.

This opening also changes the kitchen architecture: wall units are disappearing, storage space, cooking and sink areas are increasingly being planned as islands.

Dump fans extracting downwards detach the extractor hood.

These changes in living space design also bring with them new requirements and possibilities for lighting: island experiences.

The island experience

If the hung furniture is painted during planning, the storage space becomes scarcer and with the wall cupboards space for … [READ MORE]

HÄFELE: New trendsetting fittings for furniture builders

Together with the furniture builders into the digital world

Häfele presents itself to its partners at Holz-Handwerk 2020 in Nuremberg as a pioneer and companion in the digital world and as a holistic furniture expert.

At booth 318 / 318a in hall 10.1, there will be numerous innovative digital service offers in addition to a firework of pioneering products for furniture construction.

The focus is on a new generation of configurators. It facilitates individual end customer advice with a special experience value, furniture planning, configuration and finally ensures a smooth order directly through the Häfele online shop.

Convince with new services and products

Häfele completes its support along the entire woodworking value chain.

Specialist advisors, the Häfele Academy and online … [READ MORE]

Schwinn: Lights up handles

Moving furniture parts under power

At ZOW 2020 in Bad Salzuflen, Schwinn fittings GmbH, Ober-Ramstadt, showed a way to illuminate handles on moving furniture parts.

With the aim of reducing the complexity of assembly, the company has registered two utility models: The development of the LED went hand in hand with that of a swivel arm to conduct electricity in pull-outs and drawers.

The “Schwinn Light System” expands the repertoire to individually design furniture fronts.

The innovation is based on the vision of enriching handles with a new dimension and giving rooms an atmosphere.

Up to now, decorative fittings only had an effect on their shape, material and surface, you can now also use your light to influence the … [READ MORE]

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

Häfele make you experience … [READ MORE]

HÄFELE: Micro Living in Germany’s First Wooden Skyscraper

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]

GERA Leuchten: Smart Solution for the Current Trend of Kitchen Gardening

Successful interzum 2019 for GERA Leuchten

As the leading trade fair, interzum is of enormous significance for furniture suppliers and manufacturers. And also in 2019, it lived up to its reputation as the central event of the industry: About 74,000 visitors from 152 countries were counted. Participating in the trade fair has been a great success for GERA Leuchten as well: The lighting specialist from St. Gangloff from Thuringia only showed new products on its minimalistic stand.

“We were able to welcome a total of about 250 visitors at our stand,” said Hening Pölitz, owner and managing director of GERA Leuchten. True to their motto “Furnishing with light”, the new light box and light bridge, in particular, were the … [READ MORE]

Häfele: New extremely small and extremely strong flap fitting

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]

GERA Leuchten: Minimalisation for maximum room design impact

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]

berbel: High-tech in an Elegant Frame

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]

Häfele: Design Your Life with Light

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

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Häfele Loox: Door opener for smart living

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,

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GERA Leuchten: iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

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]

GERA Leuchten: imm cologne 2018

„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]

“Focusing on light”: GERA Leuchten at the interzum 2017

The way people design their homes is subject to an ongoing change process. Currently, the borders between the functions of the different rooms in our homes are becoming increasingly blurred. The concentration of people in densely populated urban areas calls for furniture and room designs that are flexible and use space efficiently. GERA Leuchten is responding to these developments with the new products the company will launch at the interzum 2017.

“Focusing on light” is the motto of the company’s trade show display this year, and more generally, its product philosophy: “GERA Leuchten focuses on the light and not on the lamp,” says GERA Leuchten product manager and designer Thomas Ritt. “Light needs a source. It must be … [READ MORE]

Light and sound in furniture from a single source

Plug and play – it couldn’t be easier

Light and sound in furniture has become a major selling point. The third generation of the Loox LED lighting system from Häfele and its comprehensive range of sound and entertainment components allow both worlds to blend with each other. The Loox drivers act as the perfect interface in these products. The numerous new LED lights and sound system components are easy to connect using these. The modular system components are the perfect combination, and installation is child’s play and contactless using Plug and Play. They impress with their quality, flexibility and ease of operation.

Light in furniture and furnishings will strike a soothing balance with the ambient light in the room and … [READ MORE]