High-quality and individual in shop and kitchen
Individuality is the freedom to choose. The growing megatrend of individualization increases the customer’s desire for personal freedom of design, be it in trendy shop design or in kitchen and living room furniture. The versatile drawer platform AvanTech YOU from Hettich captures this spirit of the times.
The inventor of the drawer platform has now added an attractive design variant to its current system: each drawer can be given its own LED light signature with the “AvanTech YOU Illumination” feature.
The AvanTech YOU drawer system makes it very easy to implement individual customer designs in terms of colour, format and material. All components within the platform can be combined with each other, … [READ MORE]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]