BLANCO: Small Format, Big Capacity

The BLANCO SELECT Compact 60/2 for low installation depths

Kitchen cupboard space is at a premium. Waste management systems are often housed in the base cabinet beneath the sink, but here they often have to compete with other installations for space. Base cabinets can get very crowded in buildings with a decentralised hot water supply via a low-pressure boiler, or if flow heaters or filtering systems are installed.

Blanco has designed a new waste system for precisely such eventualities. In a reduced 320 mm model, the Select Compact 60/2 makes the perfect solution for low installation depths, and thus ideally suited to Blanco’s new smart mixer taps. Despite its compact dimensions, the new Select solution offers a generous receptacle [READ MORE]

GRASS is Driving the Interior Design of the Future

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]

Hettich: The Megatrends of Living

Hettich ignites a fascination for tomorrow’s home

Ever smaller living spaces in towns and cities, new life concepts and work models or the increasing demand for customisable furniture: at the  interzum 2019, Hettich provided exciting answers to the noticeable changes taking place in life and home living as a result of megatrends. Under the Fascin[action] banner, Hettich is presenting exciting product solutions covering all aspects of what furniture buyers want: feel style, enjoy comfort, win storage.

All of the solutions on show at interzum are intended to provide people with inspiration to design their own furniture and even create entire room concepts. After the fair, visitors and customers can retrieve the ideas for living room, kitchen, bathroom and office

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Kesseböhmer FREEspace: The Latest Generation Of Flap Fittings

Small but mighty: Kesseböhmer presents the latest generation of flap fittings

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.

Small can be stronger, stronger can be simpler, simpler can be better and better can be more efficient. Kesseböhmer will be reinforcing these theories at Interzum … [READ MORE]

BLUM: The answer to merging living spaces

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]

REHAU: The Future Apartment

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]

SUGATSUNE: Interzum 2019

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]

Peka: Ingenious New Mechanism for Pull-Out Shelfs

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]

FRANKE: Real Cooks Cook with Steel

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]

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]

Hettich: The new Flap Fitting wins Red Dot Design Award

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 exclusive product solution was developed in cooperation with Hettich partner ambigence who specialises … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: As colourful as life

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: interzum 2019, more comfort, improved quality of life

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: New laminar jet technology for kitchen faucets

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.

Clean thing

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]

Kesseböhmer: The New Trend of Open Living Space Design

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]

Hettich: Drawers take the tall unit by storm

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 fills the gap in the portfolio

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: The sink for fans of the country-house look

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]

BLUM: New Excellent Solutions for the Current Furniture Trends

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.

Currently, the Austrian furniture fittings manufacturer Blum can look forward to a particularly coveted award – and … [READ MORE]

Hailo: Order through smart storage solutions

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]

Hettich Sensys for Glass: The Marriage of Functionality and Aesthetics

Sensys with integrated Silent System for glass applications

Furniture featuring glass elements bring elegance to any living room. With its narrow bonding surfaces, the Sensys hinge for glass applications creates a perfect purist look. Whether classy glass display cabinets or a modern material combination of wood and glass – the hinge perfectly blends into the furniture’s overall appearance.

Sensys for glass applications combines exquisite design and outstanding performance. The integrated Silent System and large automatic closing angle make sure the delicate glass doors close gently and reliably every time. The standard Sensys range is combined with the Sensys hinge for glass applications. For instance, the standard mounting plate can blend with a glass door for a material mix of a

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SALICE Pin: The Innovative Display Storage System

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: Induction + Extraction = Masterpiece

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.

The berbel engineers took all the time they needed to create an unparalleled product. The berbel Downline features all the outstanding characteristics of berbel’s tried and tested hoods.

Integrated … [READ MORE]

peka: One movement is enough

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]

Kesseböhmer: Supermarket Shelf at Home

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]