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]
Blanco Faron XL 6 S in Silgranit PuraDur
Wood, tiles, stone and other natural materials create a cosy look in the kitchen. Well-designed details and high-tech features that offer maximum convenience are hugely popular when it comes to functional equipment to assist cooking. For those who love the modern country house look, Blanco has a particularly charming and contemporary Silgranit PuraDur sink among its range: Faron XL 6 S features a design that interprets distinctive elements of the country-house style in an elegant new way.
Classy double grooves on the drainer and tap ledge are reminiscent of traditional wall panelling, yet the sink’s straight lines also give it a modern look. The drainer and side mixer tap ledge are harmoniously … [READ MORE]
German Design Award and iF Design Award for flap lift and fastening system
The design of Blum products convinces internationally and is repeatedly honored. The Austrian hardware specialist has recently received the German Design Award for two products: for its new Expando T fastening system and for the Aventos HK top flap system. For the latter there was also the iF Design Award.
Excellent product design by Blum
Design plays a major role in the development of modern furniture fittings. On the one hand, sophisticated solutions support current furniture trends. On the other hand, they themselves impress through their form and function.
Currently, the Austrian furniture fittings manufacturer Blum can look forward to a particularly coveted award – and … [READ MORE]
Ordering systems from Hailo: Make room so that the beautiful things appear
The organization of storage space is one of the most demanding tasks in the design of housing. Individualisation, design, interior design – the beautiful sides of the home are only shown to their advantage if they are provided with practical and discreet storage systems. In short: Intelligent storage space is required for the apartment to shine to its full glory.
Hailo Einbautechnik has taken on this challenge since its foundation. Hailo’s organization systems are discreetly restrained, offer maximum working comfort and can easily disappear behind cabinets and drawers. Thus, they do not disturb the look of the furniture and allow the user free space to implement his … [READ MORE]
Sink and kitchen accessories as a shapely unit
Franke has developed the new Franke Box Center under the slogan “Organization perfected”. It is a clever organizing system that combines the sink and kitchen accessories into a compact, shapely unit. The special thing about it: The most important kitchen helpers, which are needed for the preparation of meals, are always at hand directly at the sink.
In a well-organized kitchen, each handle sits. Franke believes that the better the kitchen components are matched, the smoother the daily processes will be. The more comfort they offer, the more pleasant the kitchen work. The new Franke Box Center takes up this philosophy and perfects it in the sink area. So the most important … [READ MORE]
raumplus presents the Sliding TV Door
It is a sliding door and media center in one. The latest raumplus development elegantly combines interior design with entertainment. A flat-screen monitor incorporated into the door panel allows the closet door and room divider to be used as a TV or computer monitor. The versatile »Sliding TV Door« is premiered at the IMM 2019. Be sure to tune in!
Sophisticated undercover entertainment for a living room, bedroom, or teen’s room. All locations where the trend is clearly towards having multiple media options available, however kept discreetly out of sight instead of dominating the space.
High-performance, compact Bluetooth speakers take the place of a stereo system, while flat screen TVs blend into media … [READ MORE]
Personalisation and complete versatility.
SALICE Pin is the innovative and revolutionary display storage system. Available in three versions, Pin Wine, Pin Knife and Pin Shelf, Pin allows the most flexible and creative arrangement of bottles, knives and shelves.
The elegant, design-oriented and highly refined SALICE Pin has streamlined aesthetics and quick and intuitive assembly. This system is available in aluminium and titanium finishes, complementing all kinds of room settings, furniture and applications.
The Pin brackets can be moved easily and positioned anywhere with an ingenious fixing system that is extremely strong and stable.
SALICE Pin Knife enables kitchen knives of any shape and size to be arranged in the most functional and personal way.
Thanks to this arrangement, the knives … [READ MORE]
berbel Downline Hob Extraction System
Shortly after the introduction of the product innovation last year, the berbel induction hob with integrated extractor has developed from a newcomer to an award-winning best seller.
State-of-the-art induction technology and a powerful extraction system – a masterpiece by berbel. For several years now berbel, the specialist for state-of-the-art extraction technology, has been inspiring the world of kitchens with its Skyline ceiling lift hoods, as well as headroom, wall-mounted and island hoods and many other innovative products. This year berbel once again presents innovative top-of-the-range technology.
The berbel engineers took all the time they needed to create an unparalleled product. The berbel Downline features all the outstanding characteristics of berbel’s tried and tested hoods.
Integrated … [READ MORE]
One movement of the hand – the entire cabinet contents in view
It would be nice if the contents of a high-ceiling cabinet could be grasped at a glance – and nevertheless fully exploit the cabinet volume. Now it’s going to be nice: peka is bringing a novelty onto the market with the Pleno Plus cupboard. All trays and their contents move out with one movement of the hand, and the content even finds space in the side door.
One movement of the hand is enough – the door of the Pleno Plus cupboard opens. All trays, including the top one, run out at the same time and present the entire content. Because the shelves run impressively smoothly on the … [READ MORE]
Opening a kitchen cabinet as the wow factor
Kesseböhmer is demonstrating exactly how opening a kitchen cabinet can have the wow factor. The name ‘Tandem’ refers to the intelligent two-part pull-out technology, which provides the user with not only a distinctive opening experience, but also a complete overview and convenient access to all supplies at the same time. As a ‘supermarket shelf at home’, the ‘Tandem’ can accommodate a week’s worth of shopping for a family of four.
A well-sectioned cabinet offers twice the organisation. The two parts of the ‘Tandem’ fitting for door shelves and shelving units coupled with single-handed operation were based on the refrigerator concept. What’s more, all elements of the ‘Tandem’ fit together in a constant, … [READ MORE]
With KWC ERA, Franke has a design line in its portfolio in which the kitchen sink and faucet combine to form a high-quality design unit – highly functional and precise. The design language is deliberately minimalist and filigree and is aimed at people who appreciate high-quality and innovative design.
With numerous innovations, KWC has driven the development of kitchen faucets since 1874 – especially with the invention of the first 1-hole kitchen faucet with retractable hose shower in 1957. But the ultimate goal has always been to perfect the products in the overall context of aesthetics and functionality and quality – as a new experience and a comprehensive experience. KWC has been part of the Franke Group since 2013. In … [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]
A small revolution in interior furniture
Long-term partnership between Vauth-Sagel and Rietberger Möbelwerke.
World première at Möbelmeile 2018: Rietberger Möbelwerke (RMW) and Vauth-Sagel presented the results of their collaboration. Together, the two companies have developed a fitting to facilitate easier access to low storage levels. The project excellently demonstrates how the system concept can be successfully implemented: due to its consistent modularity, the new optimisation of storage space can be used for all collections and sizes offered by Rietberger Möbelwerke. Trade specialists were extremely impressed by this innovation at the exhibition centre.
interzum 2017 marked the green light for the forward-looking cooperation: RMW Rietberger Möbelwerke was looking for a way to differentiate itself from the competition and the … [READ MORE]
berbel shows profile – The new ceiling lift hood, finished with a narrow, matt black frame.
Berbel has always stood for sophisticated premium ventilation technology as well as surprising design ideas that establish the extractor hood as a design object in the kitchen. This year, the berbel design team will be surprised at area30 with a new edition of the skyline.
Put in the right light
In addition to its function as extractor hood, the designer piece Skyline Frame is also a varied and functional lighting object. Behind the four fronts of high-quality, gray smoked glass hides an individually adjustable effect lighting.
In the colder setting of the color temperature, the light course looks bluish cool – perfect for light … [READ MORE]