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]

SALICE: The New Function for the Shelf Runner

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]

BLUM: the 4 most important movement technologies

  • For comfortable opening and closing of furniture fronts, with or without handles
  • Mechanical or electrical, but also combinable
  • The right movement technology for every application
4 movement technologies and many possibilities

Blum products create a lot of comfort in a wide variety of furniture trends

The Austrian furniture fittings specialist Blum supports a multitude of furniture trends and design ideas with its 4 movement technologies Blumotion, Servo Drive, Tip-On Blumotion and Tip-On. Whether mechanically or electrically supported – for every application and handle situation Blum has the right movement technology.

Innovative furniture fittings from Blum ensure that the comfort in everyday life is not neglected, especially on large, wide fronts. The hinge, pull-out and flap systems of the Austrian hardware

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Hettich Quadro with synchronised Push to open mechanism

Intuitive user convenience for purist XXL furniture design
Quadro drawer runners with synchronised Push to open mechanism

Quadro drawer runners with Push to open gently open handleless wooden drawers as well as the Hettich InnoTech and InnoTech Atira drawer systems in response to a light press on the front panel. To permit activation of large drawers from anywhere on the front panel, the Quadro full extension runners are factory configured for installing synchronisation.

Anyone looking to push beyond the limits of today’s furniture design will find the answer in the synchronised Push to open mechanism: making it easy to feature exceptionally wide front panels that interconnect several drawers. The synchronisation system connects all runners, synchronously activating them across centre panels … [READ MORE]

GRASS VIONARO iD – THE MODULAR DESIGN DRAWER SIDE

The future of the drawer: the cubist Vionaro drawer system is extended by modular design elements

With Vionaro, GRASS has created a design solution for all applications in the living room, kitchen and bathroom. The slender drawer side of the complete drawer system measures only 13 millimetres in thickness; in 2014 it received the coveted Red Dot Award, and for interzum 2017, is extended by an additional feature: with Vionaro iD, GRASS is presenting a modular system that gives tomorrow’s drawer a unique appearance – and that opens the door to unlimited design opportunities.

For interzum 2017 GRASS has expanded the design options of Vionaro, adding a completely new dimension: vertical surface dividers. Vionaro iD – offering … [READ MORE]

Push to open Silent from Hettich

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]

Blumotion S – one runner, many possibilities

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]

Hettich demonstrates drawer expertise at Interzum

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]

Wooden drawer perfection

Quadro provides many ways to differentiate

The Quadro bottom mounted drawer runner brings a look of elegance and perfect performance to any wooden drawer. Complementing the line up with optional synchronisation for the Push to open function as well as a 4D front panel adjustment capability, Hettich notches up the Quadro range.

The Quadro 4D adjustment capability lets you adjust drawer fronts vertically, laterally and in depth and tilt all as standard. This also provides the perfect solution to realising large size drawer fronts with narrow gaps. The adjusting mechanisms are easily accessible and, with a different surface feel, easy to tell apart. This makes adjustment fast, straightforward and intuitive.

The Push to open function underpins purist, handleless furniture design … [READ MORE]

Precision that excites

Actro 5D drawer runner from Hettich

Hidden from view behind the drawer bottom panel, yet essential for breathtakingly good furniture design, that’s the Actro 5D drawer runner. With precision 5-way adjustment and outstanding stability. Narrow reveals and large format, perfectly aligned front panels produce amazing effects. Continuous wood decors unleash their effect to give a new surface dimension. New options for furniture designers to add filigree accents and create new clear lines.

Fantastic running performance
The smooth, quiet action of the excellent Actro 5D runner fascinates furniture buyers. The unique prism principle with synchronous control ensures a perfectly coordinated movement cycle that makes hardly a sound. The agreeably low opening forces and high performing, particularly gentle Silent System complement this … [READ MORE]