Fittings technology - emotion in motion
... that’s the effect of the latest fittings technology, either powered or mechanical, on the design and practicability of kitchen furniture.
Hinges appear in pure elegance and in addition they feature an integral soft-closing system. Tip-On fittings have made it possible to design a completely handleless kitchen and that even extends to the built-in appliances. Flap fittings and folding flap fittings provide a clear view and easy access to the contents of wall units. Sliding door elements offer greater convenience and new design prospects.
Not forgetting the practical drawer and pull-out systems, and the larder units soft, quiet opening and closing are not their only impressive features.
Pull-outs - versatility of use
The range of drawer shapes, materials and colours now available has opened up a wide variety of design options, thus providing optimum potential for differentiation. Interior organisation systems add further scope for individualisation. Particularly smooth running action, high load-bearing ability and varied design options, such as the underfloor runner for example, which permits very narrow drawers, and of course the possibility of handleless design created by push-to-open technology all speak for themselves.
Optimum use of space and function
Pull-out systems including functional units have largely replaced doors in the base unit area. And even in wall units they appear as practical storage solutions, tucked away behind sliding doors as larder units or internal drawers.
The advantages are clear to see: they can be used in all sorts of ways. When opened - mechanically or by a powered system - the items inside are in full view and access is both easy and convenient. Features that extend to corner units as well as to the interior of a highboard or tall unit, as they offer optimum function and use of storage space at any level.
Removable, and thus individually positionable, shelves along with special inserts for cutlery and cookware, spices, trays or baking sheets and towel rails for the pull-out coffee machine or waste separation systems enhance their practical benefits.
Behind the scenes
Sliding door applications in the kitchen score in terms of ergonomics: when they are open, there are no doors in the way, and it’s easy to close them again without having to stretch. What is more, sliding door elements extend the design possibilities.
Large-scale sliding doors allow a clear, modern interior design to be consistently carried over to the furniture. Generous storage space can be combined with smart design.
Functional wall unit solutions
In the wall unit and top-mounted cabinet area, simple shelves with sliding doors turn into attractive functional furniture.
“Lift-up fittings - and especially flap fittings - are increasingly becoming the standard in the modern kitchen.
Sliding door systems allow playful alternation between open and closed areas and thus give the furniture variable functionality.
Lift-up fittings really score in terms of their ease of use. The contents of the cupboard are fully accessible and the ‘door’ can be left open all the time while working in the kitchen, without getting in the way like a hinged door.
Folding-flap fittings and lift-up flap fittings are particularly in demand, whereas flap lift fittings are used where the situation demands.
An innovative pull-out converts the classic wall unit into an ergonomic storage system by smoothly bringing all the contents both down and in front of the unit, and of course returning them to their place again.
Solutions with function and style