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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