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 develop a ladder shelving unit. It was the focus at SICAM 2019 in Pordenone under the name of „YouK“.
The unit centres around a basic frame system made of high-quality steel.
Thanks to their special expertise in the field of metalwork and metal processing, Kesseböhmer are producing it in five different heights (between 550 and 2,210 mm), three depths (200, 320 and 520 mm) and two colours (alpine … [READ MORE]
New filter tap Franke Vital – Fresh, clear and tasty
In house4kitchen 2019, Franke presented the first filter tap with the Franke Clear Water Capsule System under the motto “Ready Steady Drink”.
Thanks to the new patented filter technology and an extremely small filter capsule, it dispenses tasty and healthy drinking water directly from the filter into the glass.
Franke launches three Vital models of fittings: the “2 in 1” solutions with a classic fixed spout or as a trendy Semi Pro version and a compact Vital Top version as a standalone mixer exclusively for filtered water.
Patented filter system
The Franke Clear Water Capsule filter stands for quality and performance “Made in Switzerland” and is the first system … [READ MORE]
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]
SALICE Excessories – Night Collection
Store, Hang, Protect, Contain, Pull out – Salice opens a new world of elegance and refinement, enriching its existing wide products range with the launch of Excessories, its first collection of accessories with the highest aesthetic-functional qualities.
An infinite variety of solutions designed to optimise space and to facilitate the perfect arrangement of wardrobe interior fittings, offering infinite possibilities of exquisite style and convenience.
Excessories – Night Collection allows wardrobes and walk-in wardrobes of all styles to accommodate elegant hangers, scarves and tie hangers, bag hangers, cotton garment holder bags, trouser hangers and shoe racks, all elements of singular refinement and efficiency.
The drawers, with soft shapes and high design, and the illuminated shelves transform … [READ MORE]
Now in matt black: mixer taps, detergent dispenser and pull knob
Striking, elegant and timeless at the same time: the color black is a sought-after design element in the staging of sophisticated interiors. Black conquers a favorite role in nearly all components of the kitchen and finds itself in different furnishing styles again.
The color can be combined excellently with natural wood, exposed concrete and white. Perfect for this trend is the new matt black finish, which Blanco now offers for two fitting models and several accessories. Both Linus and Linus-S and Blanco Catris-S Flexo with flexible spout are available in the new color for a perfect match to the living and kitchen ambience.
Also available in matt black is … [READ MORE]
Schwinn changes things up in the kitchen: Grabbing attention with textured railing pulls
Subtle, delicate, or expressive like a torsion pipe in a power plant – the new Schwinn railing pulls cover a wide range of textures and all of them are available in any length.
With this new collection Schwinn, known mostly for their pulls used in living room and bathroom applications, is making a strong push into the kitchen market. The new products are shown at SICAM 2019 in Pordenone, Italy.
As kitchens are integrated into an open plan, they become less of a workspace. Transitions are seamless and relaxed accent pieces are showing up in places where everybody is coming together to cook, bake, eat, and celebrate. … [READ MORE]
„SpaceFlexx“ tidies up pull-outs
A new way of storing food containers of different shapes and sizes in pull-outs, saving space and providing clarity, is now making its debut. „SpaceFlexx“ works with a flexible, elastic material, making optimal use of the storage space. Time-consuming searching, shaking and tipping over belong to the past. Kesseböhmer is presenting the innovation for the first time at SICAM 2019 in the Italian city of Pordenone.
The organising principle is so simple and ingenious: A framework of chrome-plated metal struts and plastic components connects five innovative horizontal dividers that can be moved along the struts. This innovation made of high-tech textile webbing “made in Germany” is called „nesttex“ and heralds undreamt-of possibilities.
Irrespective of their shape … [READ MORE]
Update for the undercover helpers
Installed almost invisibly in the wall unit, the narrow berbel built-in extractor hoods impress with their amazing performance.
Powerful and quiet, they provide clean air in the kitchen in convection or exhaust air operation, by centrifugal force and without the use of efficiency-reducing grease filters.
The updated product ranges can be adjusted to standardized dimensions of the berbel models Firstline, Firstline Touch and Glassline even easier to plan and assemble. And the design of the hoods Firstline and Firstline Touch has won in its puristic lines. It convinces with a straightforward and elegant silhouette.
Equipped with a concentrated package of advanced kitchen technology, the compact flat fan scores with its efficient and powerful trigger as … [READ MORE]
New design freedom with a high comfort factor
Following the “Red Dot Design Award” and the Australian “Gold Star Award”, Hettich’s WingLine L folding door system has now been awarded the “Good Design Award” by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization.
WingLine L stands for a variety of design options and reliable ease of use. It is the first folding door system on the market that can be used to consistently implement trendy, handleless furniture design.
Open up unused storage space
Whether in the wardrobe, in the niche or in the kitchen: Hettich’s WingLine L is the folding door system that is convincing in a wide range of applications: Wherever it gets narrow and … [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]
Intelligent all-in-one solution for convenient drinking water consumption
Drinking water is the most valuable commodity. With RE.SOURCE, the new mains-connected drinking water dispenser, polymer specialist REHAU delivers fresh, filtered tap water that is chilled, sparkling or boiling hot from one appliance. At the same time, it meets the highest requirements in terms of safety and convenience for private homes and business premises.
For example Germans drink an average of 175 litres of water each from plastic or glass bottles per year. Buying bottled water costs time and money – and the environmental impact of disposing the empty bottles is huge.
Thanks to its activated carbon filter with pre-coat technology, the RE.SOURCE drinking water dispenser from REHAU can supply fresh, filtered … [READ MORE]
Golden Days in SCHOCK’s Anniversary Year
With the founding of SCHOCK 95 years ago and the invention of the quartz composite sink, a golden era of sink design began. And in this anniversary year, these Golden Years of SCHOCK manifest themselves in two ways.
With the new CRISTADUR®, SCHOCK has made its best material even better – setting a new yardstick in the gold standard of the sink world. The best ever CRISTADUR® is even more hard-wearing, robust and easy to clean. CRISTADUR® also shows off its colours to even better effect now.
Golden colour collections are the second expression of the golden anniversary year: gold is en vogue. It is an expression of glamour, value and purity. Gold has … [READ MORE]
Vauth-Sagel presents best of portfolio in Pordenone in Italy
More flexible, more comfortable, more open – at the Italian supplier industry trade fair Sicam 2019, Vauth-Sagel will be responding to a current key trend: the blurring of the boundaries between the different living zones.
In response to this trend, the company will be presenting products that work not only in the kitchen but also in the living area or utility room.
Clearly separated living spaces are a increasingly thing of the past. Instead, the boundaries between the different areas are becoming blurred. Many people prefer coordinated home concepts with elements, colours and shapes that are repeated throughout.
At the interzum, Vauth-Sagel already showed an approach that will now be … [READ MORE]
The basis for tomorrow’s locking applications: Lehmann presents the latest developments in its electronic locking systems
The compact „M410“ electronic lock and the „M610“ locker lock provide the current basis for the new aspects of lock activation that Lehmann was developing and presented at interzum 2019.
These locks also represent key elements for locking in tomorrow’s home and working environment – true to the Westphalian company’s trade fair theme of „The Future of Security – Smart Locking Solutions“.
Lehmann presented the electronic „M410“ and „M610“ locks at the interzum trade fair two years ago. This year,the manufacturer of mechanical and electronic furniture locking systems is presenting the latest product advances that have been made.
The „M410“ and „M610“ locks … [READ MORE]
Long live the ‘dead’ corner! – „LeMans“ from Kesseböhmer
Kesseböhmer is breathing new life into ‘dead’ corner space. With the „LeMans“ corner cabinet pull-out, the company is putting forward a solution brimming with persuasive features that was set to be very well received at interzum 2019 in Cologne.
Live demonstrations will see various kitchen corner solutions pitted against each other in direct comparisons. Results have shown that the „LeMans“ offers up to 70 per cent more storage space than a cabinet with pull-out shelves when it comes to the ‘dead’ corner space.
„LeMans“ allows the otherwise ‘dead’ corner space to be exploited to its full potential by offering an elegant and perfectly designed motion … [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]
New headroom hood Impress and wall cover Smart Deco by Franke
With the new Impress cooker hoods and Smart Deco, Franke has added two exceptionally individual hood models to its product range. The trendy Impress sets accents in modern design-strong kitchens, the playful Smart Deco is aimed at a young audience.
Headroom hood Impress: trendy home accessory
The new headroom hood Impress from Franke combines unique design with the highest functionality: it sits absolutely flat and space-saving on the wall, offering unrestricted freedom of action when cooking.
Form, material and color scheme follow current design trends in architecture, interior design and fashion: The front of the hood has a three-dimensional rhombic structure, available in shades of white glossy, light gray, … [READ MORE]
AVENTOS HK top with electrical opening and closing support system
AVENTOS HK top is the latest addition to the AVENTOS range. Combined with a newly developed SERVO-DRIVE unit it offers enhanced opening and closing convenience. The new fitting is small in size and yet comes with innovative features that make installation and start-up easy. Minimalist stay lift and top motion technology all rolled into one – that’s AVENTOS HK top with SERVO-DRIVE by Blum.
AVENTOS HK top excels in terms of small installation size and integrated features. The new stay lift is installed close to the cabinet top panel. Thanks to its linear design, it blends discreetly into tall units and wall cabinets. The fitting is a real all-rounder … [READ MORE]
The BLANCO SELECT Compact 60/2 for low installation depths
Kitchen cupboard space is at a premium. Waste management systems are often housed in the base cabinet beneath the sink, but here they often have to compete with other installations for space. Base cabinets can get very crowded in buildings with a decentralised hot water supply via a low-pressure boiler, or if flow heaters or filtering systems are installed.
Blanco has designed a new waste system for precisely such eventualities. In a reduced 320 mm model, the Select Compact 60/2 makes the perfect solution for low installation depths, and thus ideally suited to Blanco’s new smart mixer taps. Despite its compact dimensions, the new Select solution offers a generous receptacle … [READ MORE]
The furniture sector is open to new success stories
Vauth-Sagel appeared at interzum 2019 with a new motto and new products – and is drawing a very positive conclusion following the trade fair. After four successful days in Cologne, Managing Director Claus Sagel said that “OpenUp” reflected the spirit of the times. This assessment impressively confirmed the response to Vauth-Sagel’s new openness.
A total of around 2,000 customers and partners visited the stand of the family company from Brakel-Erkeln, which also received a certificate for its 20th participation in the world’s leading trade fair from Gerald Böse, the Chairman of the Management Board of Koelnmesse.
One of the most important insights of interzum, which closed its doors on 24th … [READ MORE]
Aesthetic look and pleasing feel: Lehmann presents the next-generation keypad
Showcasing the „TA03“, Lehmann, specialist in furniture locks and locking systems, is presenting the next-generation keypad at interzum 2019. The new keypad has been specially developed for the „M410“ and „M 610“ range of locks. The „TA03“ can be used in a wide variety of applications, not least as a result of the many different design options.
The new „TA03“ keypad from Lehmann is not only distinguished by its ease of use but also by an aesthetic look and high-quality feel. The furniture-lock and locking-system specialist has given it a contemporary, modern and high-quality design, offering four attractive options styled in black and matt nickel. The high-quality finish and … [READ MORE]
interzum 2019: Enthusiastic response to new GRASS display
What makes a movement mechanism a good movement mechanism? This question has motivated GRASS ever since the company was founded over 70 years ago. Time and again, GRASS has developed groundbreaking products that reflect its visionary engineering skills. GRASS once again launched various new products at the interzum 2019, including a movement
mechanism that unlocks completely new possibilities in terms of furniture design.
From the first-ever concealed hinges to the invention of the double wall drawer – the GRASS company history is characterised by countless groundbreaking products. The aim is always to look ahead, and to develop movement mechanisms that meet the most demanding requirements. The GRASS presentation at the interzum … [READ MORE]
Small but mighty: Kesseböhmer presents the latest generation of flap fittings
The future is where technology will be scaled back in favour of homely and puristic design. Kesseböhmer demonstrated how far this principle of the miniaturisation of furniture fittings technology can be driven at interzum 2019 in Cologne on its stand with new lifting fittings. The 60th anniversary of the leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design will thus signal the beginning of a future in which people will think in small dimensions whilst making the most of strength and storage space.
Small can be stronger, stronger can be simpler, simpler can be better and better can be more efficient. Kesseböhmer will be reinforcing these theories at Interzum … [READ MORE]
Pocket systems – simple solution to magic away fitted furniture
More and more people are merging their kitchen, dining and living space. The trend calls for smart solutions to conceal spaces that are not in use. Blum’s new pocket systems are the answer. Doors of up to 2500 mm in height close off the space and conceal fitted furniture. They disappear into pockets when the space is in use. No special construction needed.
Open plan concepts and ever smaller urban homes demand new furniture solutions. More and more people would like to conceal functional spaces such as fitted kitchens or home offices when they are not in use. Fittings specialist Blum has come up with a simple-to-use solution. Pocket … [READ MORE]
Beyond the surface of furniture
REHAU will put up a unique show at interzum 2019: Aptly named “Future Apartment,” the stand will deliver memorable experiences and technical insights, beyond mere kitchenettes and conventional apartment solutions. Thanks to their latest creations, REHAU will introduce functions-embedded surfaces and technologies adding new smart and emotional values to contemporary living. Concept and planning have been developed by multidisciplinary design studio Ippolito Fleitz Group.
Everyday culture is profoundly steeped in individualization, one of the current mega trends reported by the Zukunftsinstitut. Individualization affects our consumption patterns as much as our value systems: Choosing freely according to taste and opinion, and being able to design according to personal ideas shape the main cultural … [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]
Professional kitchen for the home
With Franke’s PureSteel worktops, the professional kitchen finds its way into one’s own four walls. The high-quality stainless steel plates are enormously robust and available in several attractive surface variants.
It is not without reason that stainless steel surfaces are standard in professional kitchens. The material is extremely hard-wearing, absolutely hygienic, easy to clean and insensitive to rapid temperature changes. In addition, stainless steel absorbs no odors and also against discoloration such as tomato sauce, red wine or tea, the material is resistant. In the private kitchen, the individual stainless steel worktop is therefore becoming increasingly popular.
Franke offers high-quality PureSteel worktops in thicknesses of 4, 6 and 8 millimeters and a length of up … [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]
ViZard by ambigence: joint development achievement
Invisible working components for magical furniture design: the innovative ViZard by ambigence flap fitting completely disappears into the furniture side panel. Once again, a fitting from Hettich has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award 2019 for this outstanding design achievement.
Winning the award in the “Product Design 2019” category, the flap fitting clears the way for designing perfect, purist furniture. Innovatively integrated in the side panel, the system is completely hidden from view. Convenience you can feel but not see: this sets new standards in furniture construction.
Integratable flap fitting from Hettich wins Red Dot Design Award 2019
The exclusive product solution was developed in cooperation with Hettich partner ambigence who specialises … [READ MORE]
The BLANCO SITY XL 6 S made of Silgranit PuraDur, and the BLANCO VIU-S mixer tap
Add some fresh accents to your kitchen with on-trend colours – it’s fun with the Blanco Sity XL 6 S sink and the Blanco Viu-S mixer tap, which create a stunning look as a perfectly paired duo. The new Silgranit PuraDur premium sink captures the Zeitgeist with its modern design and appealing concept, which bring a real zest for life and a sense of individuality to the kitchen.
Everything about it is exceptional, as evident from the spacious drainer, which is divided into gently tiered zones and offers space both for items that need to be washed and an intuitive and secure place to … [READ MORE]
Hailo presents new classics and classic innovations at the interzum 2019
Hailo has been setting benchmarks for more comfort in the home for over 70 years. The red dot that makes all Hailo household products identifiable at first glance stands for quality “made in Germany” and guarantees that they will make your life easier. With its waste separation and storage systems, Hailo helps its customers to design the functional areas in their homes in an efficient, space saving and comfortable way.
Always a key issue for the Haiger-based company: smart product developments that are directly inspired by the needs of the users. Hailo will be taking a range of innovative new products along to this year’s interzum, the world’s leading … [READ MORE]
Franke kitchen faucets with splash-free laminar jet
Franke equips selected kitchen faucets with the practical laminar jet technology. The splash-free and whisper-quiet water jet ensures a plus in hygiene and comfort in kitchen work.
The innovative laminar jet technology eliminates air turbulence in the water jet – which in turn ensures a crystal-clear water jet with significantly lower spray behavior.
Especially with high spout kitchen faucets, cleaning dirty dishes or brushing fruit and vegetables becomes easy on the spout. Here the laminar jet shows its strengths, because the area around the sink remains hygienically clean and dry. In addition, the clear water jet is much quieter than an air-blasted jet.
So far, Franke has been fitting out a … [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]
Versatile storage concepts for the kitchen
Win storage. That’s what kitchen buyers really want because in the kitchen every inch counts. Tall units provide a particularly large amount of storage space. Fitted with drawers, it can be used in a completely new way for added practical convenience. A solution kitchen buyers quickly get excited by.
Drawers make tall units so much more attractive. They become veritable storage wizards that can be customised to suit any particular need. The use of drawers in the kitchen has become established as a popular option. Applied to tall units, the added values are obvious. Drawers make efficient use of storage volume throughout the depth of the tall unit and give their contents mobility. Storage … [READ MORE]
Vauth-Sagel expands its comprehensive hygiene and sustainability range
Vauth-Sagel’s waste separation system VS Envi is a modular product range that adapts surprisingly easily to people’s individual habits, the size of the household and the local waste management regulations. With as much flexibility as is possible and a well-thought-out range of accessories, VS ENVI makes everyday life considerably easier.
VS ENVI Single now fills the last gap in the system: the new element is the first choice for areas where space is limited.
Vauth-Sagel’s success is based on the company’s credo of utilising space in the optimum way, making everyday tasks easier and the extending exacting design standards usually applied only to the kitchen units also to the interior … [READ MORE]