berbel: The kitchen as the centre of every living situation

Exhaust air or recirculated air is a question of good planning

It starts with the floor plan. Anyone who builds, moves into or remodels an apartment or house has a project that requires a lot of decisions.

The kitchen is the multifunctional centre of every living situation, so planning it requires a good sense of detail.

The arrangement of the kitchen furniture should correspond to the daily work processes and the kitchen technology used should meet the cooking demands of the residents.

As the kitchen often opens up to the living area, the extractor hood in particular must be selected very precisely.

berbel extractors offer freedom in planning

Clean air in the kitchen and in the adjoining living areas is … [READ MORE]

Hettich: Stability and luxuriously smooth running action for large wooden drawers

The new generation Actro 5D drawer runner

Generously sized drawers and narrow reveals are the mark of today’s high-end furniture lines.

This calls for high performing drawer runners which, even when heavily laden, reliably demonstrate strength and stamina: Hettich’s new Actro 5D runner for wooden drawers ensures perfectly aligned front panels with a look of absolute precision.

Large, handleless fronts coalesce into one homogeneous surface on which the uninterrupted wood decor is left to unfurl its full visual impact.

Top performance for large format furniture design

Additional convenient features also mean that Actro 5D significantly broadens creative flexibility for handleless furniture design: fitted with Push to open Silent, wooden drawers open with effortless ease in response to a … [READ MORE]

hansgrohe: New kitchen faucet is elegant and timeless

Minimalist in Every Respect

hansgrohe presents Talis M54, a new kitchen faucet featuring a minimalist look and an exclusive matte black finish.

Talis M54 by hansgrohe is impressive in form and function. Its elegant and timeless design, combined with the highest product quality, lends an individual touch to any kitchen interior.

With its sleek silhouette, clean design language and a color concept that exudes sophisticated timelessness, the Talis M54 is a refined expression of the latest design standards.

With its three iconic shapes and choice of finishes, the faucet was not created for a specific type of kitchen — it blends seamlessly into any individually designed and customized kitchen environment.

Its design exudes an understated industrial chic, while its stylish … [READ MORE]

GERA Leuchten: It was not a part of the plan to work at the dining table

GERA lights: put the home office in the right light

In the Corona period, home offices are part of everyday work for many employees. Thanks to digitization and networking, many tasks can be carried out in the home office or from the kitchen table.

This development will certainly continue even after the current time, which people spend more in their own four walls, because flexible working was a trend even before this special situation.

This also means that more attention should be paid to the design of the home office.

Ergonomics of workplace design

While great advances have been made in the office, at the official workplace, in terms of ergonomics and comfortable, health-promoting workplace design in recent decades, the … [READ MORE]

raumplus: Sliding doors and partition walls for discretion or prevention of infection

The necessary distance

For a long time, undivided areas were the epitome of generosity and openness – in both the private and the commercial sector. But preferences and general conditions are changing: those who can be reached all day thanks to digitalisation need a protected retreat.

And in public spaces, arguments such as discretion or prevention of infection create a need for action in terms of separate rooms. With sliding door and partition wall systems from raumplus, these can be flexibly furnished anywhere. And elegantly provide the necessary distance.

Keep your distance, please

»Keep your distance, please«, this motto has long been valid in many areas of public life: in banks, notary‘s offices or law firms, agencies or medical practices, … [READ MORE]

Hettich: Customisation is the new standard

The megatrend “customisation”

Increasingly, the “customisation” megatrend is placing an ever greater focus on the individual user with their very own personal preferences. How can these expectations be met in furniture design too?

This is where Hettich wants to give the industry fresh ideas and is presenting creative product solutions that cover all aspects of what furniture buyers want: feel style, enjoy comfort, win storage.

Hettich is one of the world’s leading fittings specialists. The manufacturer offers a broad range of solutions for customising furniture design and even implementing entire spatial concepts.

Using its creative design ideas, for example, Hettich will be demonstrating at Eurobois how parts of the home can be elegantly combined while providing practical functionality, or how … [READ MORE]

Kesseböhmer: SpaceFlexx has been chosen as the kitchen innovation of 2020

“Best of the best” in kitchen equipment

The “SpaceFlexx” developed by Kesseböhmer together with users scored twice in the “Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2020” audience award.

Both the jury of experts and consumers chose the clever solution against the mess of storage cans to be the “Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2020” and, as the best product in the kitchen equipment category, also helped it achieve the golden “Best of the Best” seal.

Organization system for the storage jars

“SpaceFlexx” sees itself as the first organization system that really masters the mess of storage cans.

The insert for the pull-out consists of a frame construction and flexible, powerful “nesttex”.

Not only can storage jars of different sizes … [READ MORE]

GRASS: Red Dot Design Award for the new flap system

Kinvaro T-Slim wins Red Dot Design Award 2020

Yet another award for GRASS: the drawer system Vionaro was only recently honoured with a Red Dot Award; this year, GRASS has won this prestigious award in the “Product Design” category for its new, completely innovative movement mechanism Kinvaro T-Slim.

The Red Dot Award focuses on values that are particularly important in product development terms and contribute to making a product stand out from the competition: innovation and high design quality.

The international jury awards its seal of quality approval only to products of outstanding design quality; accordingly, the competition for this award is fierce. Last year alone, around 6,500 products were submitted for consideration.

From this huge number … [READ MORE]

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]

hansgrohe: Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2020

Aquno Select M81 wins Gold

The hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet brought home gold in the KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020.

For the 14th time, the independent LifeCare initiative presented the internationally recognized awards for products that are especially consumer friendly.

In all, 28 products were honored as KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020, with ten products securing the top honor in their category, namely the Golden Award – Best of the Best, including the hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet.

Wellness for Fruit and Vegetables

hansgrohe presents the future of smart workflow in the kitchen – for aspiring chefs and food lovers for whom cooking is more than just preparing food.

With its new Aquno Select M81 kitchen … [READ MORE]

Vauth-Sagel: Focus on maximum flexibility and high design standards

New: Premea in a popular trendy colour

Personalisation is a hot topic – not least also in the furnishing industry.

The demand for pieces of furniture that can be customised according to the respective needs and requirements is as high as never before.

However, the functional features and aesthetics also have to be spot on. Vauth-Sagel takes precisely all of these aspects on board with its range of cabinet interior storage shelves and baskets.

The specialist for storage solutions will now also demonstrate this at the kbb Birmingham – for example with the popular design line Premea in a new shade called Lava Grey.

Customisable shelf and basket versions

All show and no substance? – Not with Vauth-Sagel’s extensive … [READ MORE]

SALICE: The Universal Hinge

A solution to most applications

The Salice universal hinge has been developed to provide a solution to most applications in the field of furniture doors.

The hinge can be used with a very wide range of door materials and thicknesses.

In addition to the classic cup for wooden doors, there is a plate-fixed version that is bonded to glass doors or mirrors.

And a third version with a screw-fixed plate for doors made of the special and thinner materials that are becoming increasingly popular, such as metal, ceramics, cements, quartz composites, HPL, HDF and MDF.

These plates are equipped with screws that have been developed specifically to obtain the highest holding strength in materials with a minimum thickness of 8 … [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]

REHAU: New impulses for individual room concepts

REHAU at HOLZ-HANDWERK 2020

Anyone who chooses a solution from a carpenter or interior designer is looking for advice, ideas or options for individualization – and finally for the precise, handcrafted implementation.

REHAU has adapted precisely to these requirements: The product portfolio ranges from surface materials to edgebands to modular systems.

When it comes to colors and decors, REHAU pays attention to the design network, so that everything also harmonizes with the material mix. This extensive range of products is accompanied by a wide range of services: sample cases or sample collections are already available to the carpenter for the consultation.

And finally, the online configurators from REHAU help with quick and smooth planning. At Holz-Handwerk 2020, visitors can … [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]

FRANKE: New classics eliminate steam and odors

Headroom hoods Mythos, Neo and Lago

Franke is expanding its portfolio of powerful headroom hoods with three attractive models: a Mythos variant and the new developments Neo and Lago.

In addition to three performance levels, all hoods also have an intensive level with 700 m³ / h for Mythos and Lago and 720 m³ / h for the Neo.

Mythos

The successful Mythos headroom hoods from Franke stand for minimalist aesthetics.

Thanks to the latest technology combined with clever filter systems, they effectively eliminate steam and odors – powerful and extremely quiet with excellent energy efficiency.

A real eye catcher is the new trendy matt-black structured look in honeycomb look.

Depending on the incidence of light, however, it creates noble … [READ MORE]

Hettich: New product releases for drawers, runners and sliding doors

Hettich’s premieres at Holz-Handwerk 2020

New product releases for drawers, runners and sliding doors provide the focus of Hettich’s show lineup at Holz-Handwerk 2020 in Nuremberg.

A particular highlight will be the presentation of AvanTech YOU: with this innovative drawer system based on the tried and proven platform concept, Hettich is now taking individually tailored customer furniture design to the next higher level.

On stand 304 in hall 10.1 at the trade fair for Machine Technology, Equipment and Supplies for the Wood Crafts, Hettich will also be showcasing its extended range of “eServices”.

These convenient and easy to use online tools will now make the work of carpenters and retailer even faster and more efficient.

Products and eServices
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Kesseböhmer: At imm cologne 2020, individuality and modularity reach a new level

tRACK – the new level: the limits are in your head

Pyramid corner solution, hanging canopy or wall-filling library. Freestanding and expansive as a room divider, deep and down-to-earth as a sideboard or upholstered as a bench.

For living room or bedroom, bathroom or hallway, loft or office, small or large kitchens. As changeable as a gecko, this piece of furniture cannot be fixed on anything.

Nevertheless, “tRACK” is distinctive and absolutely binding in its architecture. At imm cologne 2020, individuality and modularity reach a new level.

The product shows its almost inexhaustible potential of creative varieties.

Not opulently decorated, but filigree and reduced in color, it concentrates on defining spaces and putting their unmistakable seal on them.

The … [READ MORE]

berbel Downline: induction hob with integrated extractor

Innovative cooktop and extractor hood

With the Downline and the Downline Compact, berbel, the manufacturer of innovative ventilation technology from Rheine in Westphalia, offers technology in a double pack.

Downline combines a modern induction hob with an integrated, powerful extractor hood and the patented berbel principle for highly effective air purification.

Ingenious technology for more user-friendliness

The induction field of the berbel cooktop extractors has an intuitive control that is located in the middle of the front edge.

Four spacious cooking zones are controlled via this control panel using sensor buttons and offer the right size for every cooking and pan format.

The practical slider can be activated with a simple tap or a slight wiping movement to control … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: New stainless steel sink series CLASSIMO

A modern classic with clever details

Stainless steel is the classic sink material and has been tried and tested millions of times. The elegant material blends harmoniously into any kitchen design and is extremely durable.

For kitchens where functionality is paramount and ease of use should not be neglected, Blanco now has a new performance class of stainless steel sinks with the Classimo family.

It inspires with its timeless design, generous bowl volume and trumps with extra features that make every handle on the sink more comfortable. Classimo thus exceeds the common standards in its category.

The modern InFino drain system and the concealed C-overflow overflow are integrated in all models. In addition – another novelty in this sink category … [READ MORE]

REHAU: A meeting of looks and function

The RAUVOLET tambour door solutions

Tambour door cabinets are the epitome of the new generation of space savers. The cabinets are the basis for smart space concepts, including options for individuali-sation or branding with a company logo.

They combine functional advantages like mobility and easy operation with new design approaches.

RAUVOLET solutions by REHAU are available in a multitude of materials, mechanisms, surfaces, colours and decorative designs – for a comprehensive range of applications in the kitchen, bathroom, office or living room.

These tambour doors are a special eye-catcher wherever they are installed.

In terms of surface design, the portfolio ranges from polymer variants to genuine glass shutter systems all the way to sound-absorbing solutions for office applications. Since July … [READ MORE]

Kesseböhmer YouK: The art of open storage space

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 develop a ladder shelving unit. It was the focus at SICAM 2019 in Pordenone under the name of „YouK“.

The unit centres around a basic frame system made of high-quality steel.

Thanks to their special expertise in the field of metalwork and metal processing, Kesseböhmer are producing it in five different heights (between 550 and 2,210 mm), three depths (200, 320 and 520 mm) and two colours (alpine … [READ MORE]

Hettich: Intelligent furniture for interactive work

Team office with a high feel-good factor

Adaptable office equipment is required for the permanent change between concentration, communication and withdrawal. They create the right ambience for higher work efficiency, improved productivity and greater well-being for employees.

The hardware specialist Hettich offers the industry time and again stimulating ideas for intelligent technology in furniture and individual office design.

“An attractive office environment with flexible and ergonomic workplaces has become an important competitive factor for companies,” explains Ralf Müterthies, Head of Market Intelligence at Hettich.

“In doing so, important trends become clear: the office worlds are becoming more comfortable and their equipment is geared to the needs of the employees. Hettich presents creative concepts for modern office equipment that make … [READ MORE]