BLANCO: food waste collection system

Silgranit sink BLANCO COLLECTIS 6 S with food waste storage

Collection system

Market-fresh ingredients, a good recipe idea, a passion for cooking: and your favourite dish is practically done. To make sure that the many stages in between, such as peeling and chopping the ingredients and getting rid of the scraps, do not detract in any way from the cooking pleasure, Blanco has now developed a sink that also deals with food waste. Blanco Collectis 6 S is the name of the clever organisational talent in Silgranit PuraDur that plays its strengths in direct combination with the waste systems Blanco Select and Blanco Flexon II.

The generously dimensioned functional sink with the central sorting bowl ensures that the organisation when
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Intelligent Home: Hailo makes the kitchen cabinet smarter

Magic: the new smart door opener from Hailo

Both hands are full and the cabinet door is closed? No problem for the new door opener Hailo Libero 2.0. You can easy activate the light sensor with the foot and the door will open automatically.

The smart system from Hailo is suitable for many waste separator bin systems as well as for many drawer systems and can be easily integrated in any existing kitchen. It is possible to control Hailo Libero 2.0 using remote control. To adjust the system users can use a free mobile app „Hailo Home“.

Hailo Libero 2.0, Photo: Hailo
The “intelligent home” is the most important trend in the interior furnishing business at the moment.

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Vauth-Sagel Envi Tool Box – Perfectly organised waste separation

Perfectly organised waste separation with additional features

Systematic waste separation is one of Vauth-Sagel’s core competencies. The company has developed a product portfolio for this purpose that offers the perfect solution in any setting. One of the range’s worldwide bestsellers is VS Envi Space, which can be combined with the practical organiser drawer VS Envi Drawer. A new addition is the layout version VS Envi Tool Box, which creates yet more storage space within the waste bin system.

The VS Envi Tool Box can be used either on its own or as an add-on to the complete range of Vauth-Sagel waste separation systems to tidily store away various utensils. Photo: VAUTH-SAGEL

The everyday chores performed in any kitchen include … [READ MORE]

Hettich TopLine: Perfect wardrobe, perfect day

The new TopLine sliding door system from Hettich

The new luxury generation of the TopLine sliding door system impresses in all dimensions: from fascinatingly easy opening and silky smooth running action to silent and gentle soft closing. Installation too is extremely easy and intuitive.

Perfect wardrobe, perfect day: the new TopLine sliding door system from Hettich. Photo: Hettich

Enjoy comfort

With doors that would seem to float, running action is quiet and gives a feel of luxury. Silent System in opening and closing direction softly cushions the elements, very low forces make opening fascinatingly easy. The TopLine system’s running performance remains unchanged even after a prolonged period out of use. Minimum door offset makes optimum use of storage space … [READ MORE]

Häfele Connect – Door opener for new worlds

Lighting, sound and Smart Home join forces

The Loox LED lighting system from Häfele provides the right atmosphere in any ambience, also with regard to sound in furniture and now for controlling other functions in the room with the Häfele Connect app. Photo: Häfele

Light, sound and Smart Home have become a best seller in the furniture business. The Loox LED lighting system from Häfele and its comprehensive range of sound and entertainment components have brought these worlds together. Together with Häfele Connect, it has become the door opener for Smart Homes. The BLE box for intuitive control of furniture lighting and electrically operated fitting creates future-oriented Smart Home experiences using a convenient, intuitive app. The Loox drivers are … [READ MORE]

Pure design: Vauth-Sagel redefines the look and comfort of interior accessories

Purist design for all fitted kitchen systems

It’s a well-known fact that Vauth-Sagel focuses above all on optimum functionality. However, where the new products the company will show at the SICAM 2017 are concerned, it has attached equal importance to the design aspect. With elegant details, Vauth-Sagel is turning the fitted kitchen into a showcase: Planero is the system manufacturer’s first steel shelving and adds quality and a high-spec look to unit interiors. All versions feature a push-to-open mechanism in response to the demand for kitchen furniture that offers a purist look on the outside.

Pure design: With the tray shelving elements Planero and the push-to-open mechanism, Vauth-Sagel completely redefines the look and comfort of furniture interiors. Photo: VAUTH-SAGEL

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peka FreezyBoy: no more unpleasant odours

A world first in practical organic waste bins: no more unpleasant odours

peka FreezyBoy white in a kitchen. Photo: peka

Before now, anyone who wanted to avoid unpleasant odours and swarms of fruit flies in their kitchen had no choice but to empty their organic waste bins regularly and store them outside the kitchen. But a Lucerne-based Swiss start-up has changed all that with its new invention: FreezyBoy chills organic waste to -5°C and stops it from decomposing.

peka FreezyBoy M. Photo: peka

It is a familiar problem: if you collect organic household waste for recycling, it decomposes, which inevitably creates a strong odour and attracts fruit flies. That is why many people choose not to recycle their organic waste … [READ MORE]

InnoTech Atira drawer system

On the cutting edge

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.

With its clear, sharp contours, numerous colour options, versatile side elements and attractive interior organisation, InnoTech Atira by Hettich provides the perfect mix for greater individuality. Photo: Hettich

The sleek design of InnoTech Atira fits into any home situation and offers a wide variety of options for differentiating drawers and pull-outs. Various side elements, such as railing, TopSide below the railing or DesignSide, … [READ MORE]

Furniture trends from the GRASS viewpoint

GRASS GUIDED PRESS TOUR 2017: Individuality is more than just colour

Each year GRASS organises a traditional Guided Press Tour. This autumn, at the Küchenmeile A30, the specialist for movement systems also accompanied journalists once more on a visit to renowned kitchen manufacturers. This year the motto of the tour was “Masterpieces”. The beacon products of the various companies visualised the latest trends of the industry – and the importance of the role of suppliers in this sector became very clear.

GRASS Nova Pro Scala Crystal Plus. Photo: Grass

“We chose the motto of this year’s A30 Tour very carefully,” comments Harald Klüh, Global Brand Manager at GRASS, who accompanied and moderated the GRASS GUIDED PRESS TOUR. “Masterpieces are … [READ MORE]

Wood + metal – the Kesseböhmer Leitmotif for 2017

Caption: A striking combination of wood and metal: Kesseböhmer’s new “Arena select” tray has a low railing seamlessly bonded with the bottom panel. An open frame made of solid wood by the wood specialists Rockenhausen is fitted snugly into the low railing to form the tray sides. Photo: Kesseböhmer

Wood is still the material of choice for creating kitchens with an ambience of warmth and well-being. More and more users are choosing open plan kitchens merging directly with the adjoining living areas and echoing their style and comfort. At the same time, users expect advanced functionality and the utmost convenience. At this year’s Sicam from October [READ MORE]

Blum – new colours and design options for box systems

Legrabox and Tandembox provide even greater creative scope for design

  • Comprehensive range with great scope for design and differentiation
  • New colours and design options for Tandembox and Legrabox by Blum
  • New technical optimisations make Tandembox into state-of-the-art box system
Even more design options: Legrabox is now also available in matt polar silver. Photo: Blum

Hoechst, Austria – May 2017. Austrian manufacturer of fittings, Blum, offers a convincing overall package, for the company has just launched new colours and additional design options for both Tandembox and Legrabox, giving customers countless possibilities for design and individualisation. In addition, Tandembox has been optimised and given a further technical upgrade.

The new T design drawer side in titanium grey gives Tandembox users
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Unlimited furniture design

Sensys hinges in obsidian black

The Sensys hinge from Hettich combines perfect design with a feel of luxury. Because Sensys is beautiful, and beautifully quiet. Now new, Sensys in obsidian black retreats into the background on dark materials, remaining conspicuously inconspicuous. The range provides a key to upgrading into the luxury segment and gives manufacturers new options for differentiating.

Dark timbers, warm colours and exquisite surfaces are right on trend in the luxury segment. With Sensys in obsidian black, upward differentiation works every time. Photo: Hettich

Dark timbers, warm colours and exquisite surfaces are right on trend in the luxury segment. More and more furniture fronts are featuring dark wood decors. Alongside this, a whole palette of earthy colours has … [READ MORE]

Furniture technology – A holistic view

SICAM 2017Häfele: “More life per square metre” performance show for multi-functional furnishings

The SICAM in Pordenone is traditionally one of the most important international performance shows for Häfele. In the interzum year of 2017, the specialist for hardware technology and electronic access control systems is bringing the most important topics and new products that were exhibited in Cologne and the further developments thereof to Pordenone. With this and the new web presence of Häfele Italy which recently went live, the company is demonstrating its performance capability as an innovator and service provider. You can see all of this at the trade fair booth in Hall 2, Booth A10/B11.

With an update of many products and
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Adaptable storage: Kesseböhmer focuses on doors

When is a door more than just a door? Think of your fridge; the most convenient place to store things is in the door where you can reach everything the moment you open the door. This is the thinking behind the new door shelves that Kesseböhmer is unveiling at the Interzum from May 16 to 19, 2017 in Cologne. The shelf set, “Tandem side”, has height-adjustable trays and baskets making it as adaptable as any user could wish. Optically it harmonizes with the design of the kitchen as a whole.

Kesseböhmer Tandem side. Photo: Kesseböhmer

The idea of making better use of the door for storage is as simple as it is brilliant. The “Tandem side” door shelf … [READ MORE]

Two new colour lines to match the 2018 interior trends

From the desert to the deep sea:
SCHOCK presents unique colour lines at the area30

Never ordinary. Every day. – This motto reflects the corporate and product philosophy of sink and tap manufacturer SCHOCK.

SCHOCK MillennialLine. Photo: SCHOCK

At the area30, at stand D20, the company will prove once more that its products are full of surprises. A trade fair stand that echoes the company’s claim that its products offer something special to their users in terms of functionality or in terms of aesthetics serves as the presentation space. The exhibition concept looks like a work of art: Stackable boxes are used to present the new products to perfection in different colour varieties and in combination with a wide range … [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

GRASS Vionaro iD. Photo: Grass

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.

GRASS Vionaro iD. Photo: Grass

For interzum 2017 GRASS has expanded the design options of Vionaro, adding a completely … [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

Push to open Silent recognises guided drawer closure, the drawer stays closed. Photo: Hettich

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 … [READ MORE]

Aventos HK top – the new generation of lift systems

Small stay lift for easy installation

Aventos HK top, Blum’s new lift system for stay lifts is small in dimension so it merges beautifully with cabinet interiors. Installation is easy. Either use pre-mounted system screws for industrial manufacturing or the lift mechanism itself as a mounting template.

Aventos HK top boasts small dimensions, easy installation and simple adjustment. Photo: Blum

The new Aventos HK top stay lift is less than half the size of the present Aventos HK model. Thanks to its new clean-cut design, it harmonises beautifully with cabinet interiors. Blum’s latest lift system for stay lifts is installed close to the top panel so it blends into the furniture. The newly designed, minimalist cover caps … [READ MORE]

Wood and metal – a perfect team

New “Arena” tray designs

Kesseböhmer Arena select. Photo: Kesseböhmer

Kesseböhmer is known for a product portfolio that includes a wide and varied range of tray designs for storage fittings. From simple wire baskets to the high-end “Arena” glass railing, the German fittings specialist offers something for every taste, every requirement and every wallet. At the Interzum 2017, Kesseböhmer will be showcasing two new tray designs targeted at the latest strong trends in kitchen design. The wide choice of trays gives the kitchen industry even more options for differentiation behind the fronts.

Wood instead of a metal railing

Kesseböhmer Arena select. Photo: Kesseböhmer

The new “Arena select” tray has been developed for use in the KesseböhmerTandem”, “… [READ MORE]

Smart furniture solution combining elegant design with impressive flexibility

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.

Peka Pecasa in the dressing room. Photo: Peka

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 … [READ MORE]

Organised by GRASS

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. Photo: 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 … [READ MORE]

MAXXimum success at interzum 2017 for Vauth-Sagel

Review of interzum 2017

New brand and new products thrill international visitors

VAUTH-SAGEL CORNERSTONE MAXX. Photo: VAUTH-SAGEL

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.

VAUTH-SAGEL TAL Gate. Photo:
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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
Combine Blum’s motion technologies as required to bring enhanced user convenience to kitchens – and to living areas throughout the home. Photo: Blum

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 … [READ MORE]

Individual style behind the fronts: Kesseböhmer now offers „Edition“ versions for base units and wall units

Major drivers of Kesseböhmer’s 2017 Interzum stand are individual choice and brand differentiation. The expanded Edition range of décor elements is part of this focus. Edition gives kitchen manufacturers the option of transforming not only a “Dispensa” larder unit, but now also an “iMove” wall unit from standard fittings to customized pieces of well-designed furniture. “Edition” elements can be harmonized with the rest of the kitchen and with adjacent living areas. They can also be chosen to reinforce the brand image.

Kesseböhmer iMove edition. Photo: Kesseböhmer

The new “Arena pure” tray, another successful mix of wood and metal, harmonizes perfectly with the “Edition” concept. “Arena pure” trays continue the emphasis on contemporary design and the … [READ MORE]

Front panels, units and fittings form a harmonious whole

Many kitchens open onto living areas, so it is more important than ever before to choose the right materials and surfaces for the kitchen. With Fioro, users can have outstanding design on the inside of their kitchen and living room furniture too. Fioro shelves have already won several awards. Their solid oak, glass or aluminium rails blend seamlessly with wooden front panels and a broad palette of colours.

peka Fioro kitchen anthrazit. Photo: Peka

Thanks to Fioro, there are no more limits on creativity in kitchen design. Fioro shelves are crafted from a single piece of top-quality coated sheet metal, ingeniously combined with railing inserts to make for an eye-catching effect. Users can choose to pair the shelves with railings … [READ MORE]

PERFECT COMBO FOR DRINKS COMPARTMENT FLAPS

The perfect combo for drinks compartment flaps:
Kinvaro D and Tiomos flap hinge

Kinvaro D. Photo: Grass

With these two new products, GRASS is increasing the comfort of opening and closing flap cabinets: for interzum, Tiomos will also be presented as a flap hinge; together with the equally new Kinvaro D flap holder, it forms a harmonious and elegant combo for drinks compartment flaps. Both products are also in the new “Night” surface finish, continuing the elegance of dark surfaces on the interior of the piece of furniture.

Enhancing the design of furniture and at the same time maximising comfort and functionality – this is what GRASS achieves with its flaps and hinges. With their understated design, they can be … [READ MORE]

Differentiation made easy: Optical and functional makeover for “Tandem solo”

With Kesseböhmer’s “Tandem solo” storage fitting, opening the door automatically draws the fitting and all the contents out in front of the cabinet. Users get a full view from three sides and easy access to all the contents. At the Interzum 2017, Kesseböhmer will be showcasing interesting new features for this successful storage fitting. The favourable cost/benefit ratio offers even consumers on a limited budget the advantages of more user-friendly operation and a high-end look. The updated “Tandem solo” also offers kitchen manufacturers extra options for differentiation and customization.

Kesseböhmer Tandem solo. Photo: Kesseböhmer

With the new “Arena select“ trays, Kesseböhmer has created trendsetting pairings of wood and metal. The tray design has been developed for … [READ MORE]

“Focusing on light”: GERA Leuchten at the interzum 2017

GERA Leuchten will also be showing lighting systems that are suitable for kitchen designs without wall units at the interzum. Photo: GERA Leuchten

The way people design their homes is subject to an ongoing change process. Currently, the borders between the functions of the different rooms in our homes are becoming increasingly blurred. The concentration of people in densely populated urban areas calls for furniture and room designs that are flexible and use space efficiently. GERA Leuchten is responding to these developments with the new products the company will launch at the interzum 2017.

“Focusing on light” is the motto of the company’s trade show display this year, and more generally, its product philosophy: “GERA Leuchten focuses on the … [READ MORE]

Interzum Review 2017 – Perfect appearance and a full house at Häfele in Cologne

Impressive visions and innovations

Häfele booth at the interzum in Cologne. Photo: Häfele

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 … [READ MORE]

New hinges for individual furniture

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.

Blum’s range includes the Clip top Blumotion Cristallo hinge for glass and mirror fronts as well as glass showcases – now available with integrated soft-close Blumotion. Photo: Blum

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 … [READ MORE]

“Push-to-open” made effortless: Kesseböhmer takes handleless opening and closing a step further

The strong contemporary trend to clarity, straight lines and serene elegance has generated minimalistic kitchen designs with smooth handleless fronts for cabinets and drawers. Kesseböhmer is supporting this long-term trend with a new generation of mechanical push-to-open storage fittings for kitchen units. The unobtrusive technology enables user-friendly, emotive opening and closing. At the Interzum from May 16 to 19, 2017 in Cologne, Germany, the company will be showcasing new mechanical “push-to-open” solutions for its lifters and narrow base unit fittings. One welcome benefit is to make push-to-open functionality now an option for virtually the whole kitchen.

Kesseböhmer Dispensa junior III push-to-open. Photo: Kesseböhmer

A gentle push with your hand or your elbow, or a quick bump with your hip or … [READ MORE]

Grey – the on-trend colour that’s taking over the kitchen

SCHOCK Gunmetal. Photo: SCHOCK

Grey is experiencing a revival. According to Houzz’s Kitchen Study 2017, grey is one of this season’s key colours. Grey is classic, versatile and accentuating. In combination with pastel shades it exudes a sense of relaxation and purism. Teamed with loud colours it serves as a contrast and makes them shine even brighter. SCHOCK has recently made several new additions to the portfolio: sinks, mixer taps and accessories in various shades of grey that harmonise perfectly and bring a cool chic to the kitchen.

Shades of grey – Silverstone and Asphalt

SCHOCK Asphalt and Silverstone. Photo: SCHOCK

Inspired by the latest fashion and interior design trends, SCHOCK has created new nuances on the colour spectrum. Elementary … [READ MORE]

Tiomos Hidden: the hinge becomes invisible

With the development of the Tiomos hinge system, GRASS has written a new chapter in the history of furniture design. With the concealed Tiomos Hidden hinge, which was launched at interzum 2017, GRASS has added another component that makes it possible to move doors elegantly and almost invisibly.

With the development of the Tiomos hinge system, GRASS has written a new chapter in the history of furniture design. With the concealed Tiomos Hidden hinge, which was launched at interzum 2017, GRASS has added another component that makes it possible to move doors elegantly and almost invisibly. Photo: Grass

“When we talk about minimalism, we assume that technology is becoming more and more intelligent and its functions more and … [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.

Designer profiles for drawers: visual highlights in wood and metal look, easily fitted to the drawer side profiles as an optional feature. Photo: Hettich

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 … [READ MORE]

Blum’s ingenious applications use every inch of space available

Practical ideas for creating even more storage space

Filler cabinets fill narrow spaces and are ideal for storing narrow items. Photo: Blum
  • Blum presents show kitchen with ingenious storage space solutions
  • Innovative plinth pull-out – step and storage compartment in one
  • Use every inch of the space available – with a sink unit, Space Tower and filler cabinets

Hoechst, Austria – May 2017. Storage space is of great value in modern kitchens. Blum presented solutions that create additional storage space at interzum 2017 in Cologne. Smart applications such as an innovative plinth pull-out, the Space Tower storage wonder and narrow base units use every inch of space available in kitchens.

Blum’s plinth pull-out gives you access to top wall
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Hailo at the interzum: Smart waste separation and organiser systems for optimum space utilisation

Photo: Hailo

The family-owned company Hailo will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017. Right from the start, the company with the striking red dot logo has always been characterised by a willingness to explore new approaches and to continuously work on improving quality and on coming up with innovations. Over seven decades, Hailo has gradually evolved into a global company: Today, its products “made in Hesse” are sold in more than 80 countries.

Photo: Hailo

That is also why Hailo attaches particular importance to the quality label “Made in Germany”, and to retaining Germany as the location of its main production site. More than 80 per cent of the products are manufactured at the company seat in Haiger. At … [READ MORE]

SUGATSUNE wins RedDot Award for the new hinge

The latest RedDot Design Award for SUGATSUNE bears testimony to the fact that the fittings manufacturer from Japan not only attaches importance to the functionality of its high-tech fittings, but also brings great value by the design of its products.

The hinges LIN-X 1000 designed to be used with big and heavy doors. Here it is installed in a bedroom cabinet. Photo: Sugatsune

Nowadays the expectations on furniture fittings are high. They have to deliver great user convenience, work perfectly and merge in well with furniture interiors. The company’s latest RedDot Design Award is further proof that the fittings manufacturer from Tokyo, Japan, has again come up with an innovative product that meets all these requirements.

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Kesseböhmer opens up the kitchen as living space

Kesseböhmer shelf system „tRack“. Photo: Kesseböhmer

The trend to open-plan kitchen-living rooms has inspired Kesseböhmer to launch into promising new territory with a novel open storage solution. Taking “Be a voice, not an echo” as its motto, the company will be launching a strikingly attractive and utterly distinctive, modular shelving system at the Interzum 2017 in Cologne, Germany. Dubbed the “tRack”, the new, versatile system offers exciting and original options for interior design in and near the kitchen.

Kesseböhmer shelf system „tRack“. Photo: Kesseböhmer

With choices all along the line – of surface finishes, shelf materials and the colour of the metal profiles and connectors – the tRack is … [READ MORE]

Second award for the Hailo Pantry Box

Hailo’s Pantry-Box wins Red Dot Award – its second accolade for quality design

Another honour has been conferred on the Pantry-Box from Hailo Built-In Technology: after being selected from among more than 5,000 entries for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 in January this year, the innovative storage system has now convinced the jury of the prestigious Red Dot Award as well.

Hailo Pantry Box. Photo: Hailo

Competitors from 57 nations had submitted a total of 5,214 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. A panel of 41 independent experts from all over the world presented the sought-after quality label to entries that set themselves apart from the crowd with outstanding product design – and the … [READ MORE]

Additional aesthetics with the 3 mm shelf support

The Häfele connector range – comprehensive furniture expertise

The 3 mm shelf support with the Häfele logo makes a visual statement with its slimline design and efficient material distribution. Photo: Häfele

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 … [READ MORE]