Working at home in the best of moods
It’s high time to start thinking about high quality furniture concepts for your own four walls.
The new Homeoffice ideas book from Hettich shows how this can be done: with practical and easily implemented solutions that not only look good but also leave no margin of doubt in terms of function.
Office furniture manufacturers and designers need to adapt to changing market needs.
Very popular to date, open-plan offices are facing unimagined competition.
Because working from a home based office has been booming since the Corona pandemic, and this option will remain an integral part of the working world in the future.
Living and working – the best of both worlds
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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]
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]
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]
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]
Split is the system of division and storage compartments that allows the freest and most personalised organisation of drawer interiors. It is characterised by versatility, user-friendliness and a wide choice of sizes and colours.
Split has elegant and streamlined aesthetics. Its 3 mm wall thickness makes Split the slimmest divider system ever.
With its high aesthetic appeal, Split facilitates the perfect optimisation of space and is compatible with Salice Lineabox drawers and all other kind of wood-based and metal drawers.
Split is available in multiple finishes and with over 300 possible combinations, it perfectly integrates with different settings and applications, such as living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
Salice holds a well-established position worldwide by virtue of its … [READ MORE]
Open storage space with bespoke designs: Kesseböhmer develops flexible, modular, steel shelving units
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 create a modular shelving unit that offers furniture and kitchen manufacturers every opportunity to stand out from the crowd.
The unit centres around a basic frame system made of high-quality steel. Kesseböhmer relies on its exceptional expertise in metal processing and metalwork to manufacture units that meet all customer requirements in terms of their range … [READ MORE]
Pecasa is peka’s latest shelf system.
It is made up of a few simple components that can be combined in an infinite variety of ways: shelves, cabinets, desks or clothes rails can be attached to the central wall profile and repositioned however the user wants. Its flexibility makes Pecasa the ideal solution for almost any application – from living areas and home offices to dressing rooms and hallways, or even shops.
Smart living for greater comfort: this short phrase tells you all you need to know about peka’s latest shelf system. Though peka hails from Mosen in the Swiss canton of Lucerne, it consciously uses the English term “smart furniture” to describe Pecasa – and for good reason, … [READ MORE]
SALICE Shelf, Runner for Pull-Out Shelf now with Lock-Open Function
SALICE Shelf, the bottom-fixed runner for pull-out shelves, is now available with a lock-open function. Thus a simple magnetic accessory significantly increases the functionality of the runner.
It is now possible for the shelf to be held at its maximum opening position in order to use it as an additional fixed work surface which can accommodate small domestic appliances such as kettles or food mixers.
It is then sufficient to apply a simple and firm pressure on the frontal to release the shelf and allow the runners to bring it back to its closed position.
The lock-open device can be used together with Shelf runners, both with Smove decelerated closing … [READ MORE]
SALICE’S AIR HINGE WINS THE IF DESIGN AWARD 2018
Yet another accolade for the revolutionary Air concealed hinge. Adding to the numerous awards already bestowed, both in Italy and internationally, Air has won an iF Design Award 2018, in the “Home Furniture” category for its combination of the highest technical merit with sophisticated design, ingeniously accommodated in the mere 10mm of space required by this truly revolutionary hinge.
As the awards proliferate, the international recognition of Air as a highly innovative and functional product grows apace. This hinge incorporates an integrated soft close mechanism for decelerated closing and with its compactness and small size is able to integrate perfectly with the cabinet.
Air is suitable for a host of applications … [READ MORE]
New generation of user friendly functions
As a pioneer of Push to open Silent technology, Hettich has added numerous new features to the second product generation. As a result, Push to open Silent provides the same convenience as electromechanical opening systems
Drawers opens entirely mechanically in response to a light press on the front panel – on shutting, they unnoticeably load the opening mechanism and close in a gently cushioned movement. Even small, lightweight drawers hitherto lacking momentum close reliably and gently. Using special runners and Push to open Silent units, Hettich has managed to develop an end to end solution for all drawer formats. The particular practical convenience is evident in many facets, such as in the retriggering guard: … [READ MORE]
Pecasa is peka’s latest shelf system: it consists of a few simple, but highly versatile components that can be combined in an infinite variety of ways. The system is built around a central column to which shelves and storage boxes can be attached in any configuration the user wants. Its stylish design and outstanding flexibility make Pecasa a winning solution for living areas, offices, bedrooms, dressing rooms and public spaces.
Pecasa opens up a world of possibilities for furnishing rooms: users can choose whether to kit out the central column with steel shelves, storage boxes or shelf supports, and if they opt for shelf supports, they can ask their joiner to fit them with wooden or glass inlays, depending … [READ MORE]
Organising system and timeless design object:
Tavinea “Organised by GRASS”
With Tavinea, GRASS has included a comprehensive interior fit-out system for drawers in its range, which also appeals with its attractive design. For interzum 2017 the existing system, Tavinea 91, will be supplemented by an additional system: the straightforward and rugged Tavinea Sorto frame system for drawers, which can be perfectly supplemented with Tavinea Optima, a sub-dividing system for Nova Pro, and Vionaro pot drawers.
Contemporary design unfolds its effects in many dimensions. A product can win us over at the first glance, the first touch, with a sound, taste or fragrance. Products that are proven to appeal to more than one of our human senses are regarded … [READ MORE]
Review of interzum 2017
New brand and new products thrill international visitors
interzum 2017 made history: Never before have so many visitors wanted to obtain information about the innovations in the furniture supplier industry. Never before have so many exhibitors been seen at the exhibition centre in Cologne. The leading global trade fair was also the perfect platform for Vauth-Sagel to introduce their new brand identity in addition to ground-breaking products and digital services. At the Vauth-Sagel stand in hall 7.1 the crowds were correspondingly large. “interzum 2017 was more international than ever before and well frequented on all the days,” summarises Claus Sagel, the Managing Director of Vauth-Sagel.
There were no breaks for the employees on all … [READ MORE]
Blum rounds off its comprehensive range of hinges
New hinges with integrated soft-close Blumotion allow manufacturers to make special furniture – be it larder units, furniture with thin fronts, glass or mirror cabinets. For dark cabinets, Blum now also offers Clip top Blumotion in onyx black. In other words, Blum offers the right fittings solutions for countless applications.
The new Clip top Blumotion 155° wide-angle hinge by Blum is the same size but offers even more convenience. Tried and tested soft-close Blumotion has been completely integrated into the hinge, ensuring that cabinet doors close softly and effortlessly. The cover caps for the hinge boss and arm have been designed for symmetrical use and complete the range. The hinge boasts the … [READ MORE]
For combination with different motion technologies by Blum
- Blum is an innovative partner offering motion technologies for different convenience levels
- Blumotion S can be combined with 3 different Blum motion technologies
- Slim product range because it can be used for Legrabox or Movento
Blum offers four motion technologies and consequently the right solution for every level of user convenience. The range, however, remains slim – thanks to the new Blumotion S runner which is compatible with two different product categories.
The different motion technologies offered by the Austrian fittings manufacturer give cabinet makers and industrial manufacturers plenty of scope for design and differentiation. Yet Blum is keen to ensure that its range is manageable. Consequently, the company now offers a … [READ MORE]
Platforms greatly extended across all segments
Letting its customers exploit the market even better while keeping production lean, Hettich has greatly extended its drawer and runner platforms across all segments for Interzum 2017. On display were new differentiation options and user friendly functions for the three AvanTech, ArciTech and InnoTech drawer systems as well as for the Quadro runner platform.
Platform concepts for profitable growth
With the platform concepts from Hettich, furniture manufacturers are not tied to any specific furniture segment by choosing a particular drawer system or drawer runner. With InnoTech drawers and Quadro runners cover a broad swath of the market with solutions for differentiating looks and functions. The ArciTech drawer system also extends these … [READ MORE]
Impressive visions and innovations
With a successful appearance at the interzum in Cologne, Häfele convinced the specialist world and received an incredibly positive response to the forward-looking topics and new products that were exhibited. The team on the booth enjoyed a full house with international flair right from the start. Häfele rode the wave generated by the record number of exhibitors and visitors, harmonised visions and innovations, and gave people a great deal to think about. The hardware technology specialist thought ahead in its motto of “More life per square metre”, and turned furniture technology into something that could be experienced in its entirety on the trade fair booth. However, the specialist visitors also focussed on the contributions for smart … [READ MORE]
The Häfele connector range – comprehensive furniture expertise
Häfele has the comprehensive product range and know-how about connecting fittings in furniture which has built up over decades. With innovative products which have been developed and produced in-house, the company revolutionises the rational manufacturing of all types of furnishings. Minifix, Maxifix and Rafix are three of the most well-known RTA connectors for the furniture industry. Billions of these fittings set standards, and hold furniture together all over the world. Nothing should interfere with the joy of a beautiful, high-quality furniture item – certainly not the sight of its interior, which 5 mm series drilled holes (for example) are only too happy to reveal.
More and more manufacturers of modern kitchens and … [READ MORE]
Electronic furniture locking systems from Hettich
When objects need to be kept safe and secure, Hettich offers numerous solutions for locking and unlocking furniture electronically: by transponder or card, keypad or smart phone. These electronic locking systems can be used in any application for hinged doors, glass cabinets, flap doors, drawers and sliding doors.
The Hettlock RFID electronic furniture locking system can be used in all sorts of applications: drawers and medicine cabinets in hospitals, glass display cabinets in shops, office furniture in businesses, lockers in sports facilities, key cabinets in companies, private letter boxes and safes in hotels are just some of the examples.
RFID locks working with 125 kHz or 13.56 MHz can be opened or … [READ MORE]
Top design, convenience and easiness
With Moovit, Häfele has been providing an innovative drawer side system for a wide range of applications for many years now, one that has become an all-rounder worldwide. Based on a new design, the familiar Moovit will now become Moovit MX, offering even greater user convenience and even greater installation efficiency. This conversion will not present the slightest hitch for the furniture fabricator, since in terms of processing everything will remain just as before. Like its predecessor, the high-grade drawer system features modularity, and with its extended range of accessories opens up a host of design possibilities in the kitchen, living room, office and bathroom, or for the laboratory and store fixtures.
The new generation … [READ MORE]
SmarTray pencil tray system
Modular and compact, the talented SmarTray organiser from Hettich is just as much at home below the desk top as it is in any cabinet. In the lockable version made of steel, SmarTray is the ideal place to keep valuables or confidential matter. SmarTray in plastic is practical for items that need to be in easy reach.
SmarTray impresses with its high quality material and finish as well as user friendly features, such as Push to open or self closing with Silent System. Numerous design options in terms of housing colours and heights as well as a choice of steel or plastic make it suitable for all sorts of different uses. Taking up little space, the … [READ MORE]
AvanTech with perfectly designed interior organisation system
The AvanTech drawer system from Hettich thrills with award winning design in its most purist of forms. Without visible plastic parts or screws, it sets a design benchmark behind the front panel. For the AvanTech drawer’s unique aesthetic appeal to unfurl its full impact in everyday use, Hettich offers an attractive range of interior organisation elements. Balanced with drawer interior and guaranteed to provide a tidy look, it makes a pleasure of keeping everything neatly in its place.
OrgaTray 260 for drawers and OrgaStore 260 for pot-and-pan drawers include numerous organisational elements that can be combined with magnets for practical flexibility. There are so many different configurations catering to any need and application, … [READ MORE]
Häfele: Officys table base system – individuality through diversity
Top functionality, contemporary design and modern materials – the new Officys table base system from Häfele has all of this and much more. It can be configured individually thanks to its modular design, and can be assembled in no time. The versatile and creative system provides an attractive modular kit for the individual setting up of workplaces in modern offices.
The new table base for computer screen workstations features continuous, electric height adjustment, enabling work to be carried out either sitting or standing. With a 25 mm thick table top, the mere push of a button lifts or lowers the unit for heights between 620 and 1280 mm. Furthermore, the … [READ MORE]
Systems from Hettich meet the demands of market and production alike
High market coverage from a differentiated furniture range, in harmony with lean production – not a problem with drawer and runner systems from Hettich. The new AvanTech premium drawer system and wooden drawers can be fitted on identical Actro 5D runners. The capability of using them in combination with ArciTech drawer system while leaving the carcase drilling pattern unchanged exponentiates the design options.
Personal style is a key criterion for furniture buyers: the outer appearance and interior of a piece of furniture needs to go with their personal home environment. For furniture manufacturers, this means realigning their carcases to satisfy many different tastes and segments – or take … [READ MORE]
The premium platform concept drawer system
The ArciTech drawer system has been developed to let kitchen and furniture manufacturers put together perfect drawers for different furniture lines and personal needs while keeping their own production efficient. With excellent running performance, a high level of stability and low opening forces, the innovative drawer system satisfies the exacting demands placed on furniture from the premium segment.
The Actro runner’s running performance is truly impressive: unequalled smooth gliding action, stability and Silent System come together to create a perfect system. The unique prism principle sets standards. With runners in three loading categories of 40, 60 and, previously unmatched on the market, 80 kg, as well as no need for different carcase and front … [READ MORE]
Push to open Silent for ArciTech drawers
Engineered by Hettich, ArciTech and the new Push to open Silent function culminate in a system drawer that combines a mechanical Push to open mechanism with the convenience and luxurious feel of Silent System. In particular, the system impresses with narrow gaps between drawer fronts and optimum adjustment for various applications. The result: classy handleless design and high user convenience from using standard ArciTech drawer elements for cost-effective production.
Push to open Silent – convenient opening function
Working on an all-mechanical basis, Push to open Silent manages to do what has previously only been possible with electromechanical systems: It brings together handleless design with a high level of drawer opening and … [READ MORE]
AvanTech drawer system from Hettich
The drawer system that continues the most exacting design aspirations on the inside of furniture: AvanTech cuts a fine figure with perfect sleek lines, sharply rounded edges and no cover caps or holes whatsoever in the high quality 13 mm aluminium drawer side profiles. With the Actro 5D drawer runner, AvanTech makes perfection something you can see, feel and hear.
The quiet, quality sounding acoustics as well as a noticeably firm fit on the new Actro 5D runner underscore the AvanTech drawer system’s perfect performance. Actro 5D also permits outstanding front panel alignment with very narrow reveals which can be adjusted to the accuracy of one tenth of a millimetre.
Precision furniture design
In the … [READ MORE]
Systema Top 2000 from Hettich
Systema Top 2000, the market’s leading organisation system is constantly being geared to the needs of the market. The platform concept provides an easy way of meeting the demands for quality and convenience as well as the wish for individuality in the contract business. From practical to classy – there are hardly any limits to individualising furniture.
Besides the practical all metal drawers, Hettich now offers the SysTech drawer side profile system across the board for all office furniture. The particularly clean lines of the drawer side profile meet the demand for better design, convenience and perceived value and provide noticeably more quality inside the pedestal. Consequently, the drawer system is only ever available … [READ MORE]
LegaDrive Systems from Hettich
An attractive office environment with flexible and ergonomic workplaces is one of the keys to a company’s competitiveness. This is where power adjustable desks that give users the choice of working either sitting down or standing up play a crucial part. The LegaDrive Systems column system from Hettich leaves no margin of doubt with design flexibility in furniture making and the greatest possible stability for the user.
Having the flexibility of working either sitting down or standing up is good for your health and boosts work productivity. Desks with a power assisted height adjustment capability that can easily be set to any chosen height at the press of a button are ideal.
LegaDrive Systems comes with … [READ MORE]
InnoTech drawer system with platform concept
The InnoTech platform concept provides maximum flexibility for drawers and extensions because the same side profile is always used for all options. This makes it possible to satisfy specific customer preferences, opening up previously untapped sales potential.
Whether railing, TopSide below the railing or DesignSide, the diversity is boundless. InnoTech DesignSide permits the use of glass or other materials for closing off the sides of pot-and-pan drawers without incorporating a railing. Unlike other systems on the market, the same drawer profiles can be used for drawers and extensions. The drawer front, including the drill holes, stays exactly as it is. This means the InnoTech drawer system also scores in terms of economic efficiency … [READ MORE]
InnoTech Atira drawer system
The InnoTech Atira drawer system by Hettich is full of character: Straight lines, clean contours, different colours and a variety of additional elements complemented by versatile interior organisation solutions form the perfect mix for more individuality. InnoTech Atira combines attractive options for differentiating with high cost efficiency by means of a platform concept.
The linear design of InnoTech Atira fits into every home and offers a variety of differentiation options for drawers and extensions. Various side elements such as railing, TopSide under the railing or DesignSide, colours, rear panel widths and guides offer individual planning solutions that can be realized flexibly and simply. A simple upgrade from railing to TopSide or DesignSide is also possible. Drilling … [READ MORE]
SysLine S from Hettich
Integrated in the top panel and therefore invisible from the outside SysLine S facilitates design aspects as well as an optimum use of storage space. SysLine S has become established in high quality sliding door cabinets with inset doors.
The top-running sliding door fitting for inset doors impresses with its smoothly floating action and luxurious ease of movement. Particularly quiet, smooth running action helps to cut noise levels in the office. This can be optimised further still with the optional “Silent System” for soft, automatic closure. As the soft-closing mechanism is fully integrated in the runner profile, absolutely no storage space is lost. There are no profiles in the bottom panel either. This helps to provide … [READ MORE]
Standard Blum components can be assembled as usual
Austrian fittings specialist Blum now offers a locking system to extend the applications of its box and runner systems. The addition to its product range is a system-independent solution for locking drawers and pull-outs. For manufacturers, it means quick and simple procurement from a single source.
- Cabloxx, single locking system for all box and runner systems by Blum
- Can be adapted to cabinet dimensions
- Can be combined with different motion technologies
Some drawers and pull-outs simply have to be locked in home offices, shops and labs, as do cabinets with cleaning agents in kitchens and medicine cupboards in bathrooms. Austrian fittings specialist Blum has developed a new locking system by the … [READ MORE]
SlideLine 55 Plus
The SlideLine 55 Plus sliding door fitting from Hettich provides design flexibility as well as practical added value for the user.
The SlideLine 55 Plus sliding-door system can be used in any application for dining-rooms, living-rooms and bedrooms as well as in hotels, shops and offices. Whether as sideboards, filing cabinets or wardrobes: sliding-door units clearly have the edge in terms of sleek lines, new materials and individually tailored design options.
Convenience is provided by the fully integrated soft-closing function because it closes the doors quietly and gently without compromising on storage space as no additional component is required. Noticeable added value not only comes from rollers that ensure smooth, quiet running action but also from the … [READ MORE]
Interior accessories for ArciTech
A well planned kitchen ensures short distances and smooth work flows. To continue meeting practical needs as the years go by, kitchen unit interiors need to be right as well. As such, drawers and pot-and-pan drawers define the front of today’s kitchens. This makes badly organised and poorly accessible cabinets with shelves and hinged doors a thing of the past. The cleverly designed interior organisation elements for the ArciTech drawer system also free up space and help to keep everything neat and tidy.
ArciTech interior organisation elements give kitchen manufacturers what it takes to meet the vast range of consumer preferences. From the easy to clean, versatile cutlery tray in plastic to the high quality material … [READ MORE]
InLine XL from Hettich
InLine XL is the premium sliding door system for flush fitted fronts. InLine XL provides maximum design flexibility, particularly in the use of handles. As InLine XL lets sliding doors open from the door’s outermost edge, it provides the option of creating handleless fronts.
InLine XL can be used in many different applications: for wood or aluminium-frame doors up to 2,600 mm high, door widths from 750 to 2,000 mm and door thicknesses from 16 to 25 mm. The fitting is designed for doors weighing as much as 60 kg. An added touch of luxury and convenience comes from Silent System that gently and quietly slows doors down in the opening and closing direction.
When open, … [READ MORE]