Has absolutely everything: 18 m² of living space feature intelligent Hettich storage solutions from floor to ceiling. Photo: Hettich

Has absolutely everything: 18 m² of living space feature intelligent Hettich storage solutions from floor to ceiling. Photo: Hettich

Hettich shows intelligent storage solutions for tiny spaces

Living in 18 m². For some a life concept, for others a necessary decision because housing in towns and cities is scarce and expensive. On the new ”Tiny Spaces – Living in compact homes” Piazza, interzum picks up on the latest trend towards living in a minute urban home. Under the Fascin[action] – win storage banner, Hettich demonstrates how great it can be to live in a compact space.

As the megatrend towards urbanisation continues, tiny spaces are becoming established the world over as a concept for living in conurbations. More and more people are wanting to live in the urban environment, looking for affordable housing as the number of people living on their own significantly rises. Tiny spaces are much more than an alternative because a small living space doesn’t equate to less quality of life. The exact opposite is true. The less space available, the more intelligent the solutions must be for designing and using it. And this doesn’t mean any need to forgo good design either. Using the example of a fully furnished single person apartment on a floor space of just 18 m², Hettich shows how lovely a tiny space can be as a home and demonstrates all of the surprises it literally holds in every corner. Every storage space – whether in furniture or recesses – is easily accessible, cleverly structured and usable down to the very last inch. Throughout the apartment, space is used for storage right up to ceiling level. Provisions or items not needed every day are stored further up. Whenever necessary, integrated steps can be folded down to reach the higher levels. Versatile storage solutions turn the kitchen island into a table, the sofa into a bed, the bar into an occasional table, the stair step into a cabinet. Because this home lacks absolutely nothing, it is all the more astonishing to realise that it doesn’t actually take much to be happy. The tiny space furnished by Hettich can be experienced and viewed at the dedicated Piazza area on the exhibition’s Boulevard and, from summer, at the Hettich Forum in Kirchlengern.

Quickly transformed: AvanTech YOU designer profiles in wood, stainless steel, aluminium or chrome look add an individualised look to the top of the drawer side profile and are simply clipped into place. Photo: Hettich

Quickly transformed: AvanTech YOU designer profiles in wood, stainless steel, aluminium or chrome look add an individualised look to the top of the drawer side profile and are simply clipped into place. Photo: Hettich

Hettich ignites a fascination for tomorrow’s home at interzum 2019

Ever smaller living spaces in towns and cities, new life concepts and work models or the increasing demand for customisable furniture: at this year’s interzum, Hettich provides exciting answers to the noticeable changes taking place in life and home living as a result of megatrends. Under the Fascin[action] banner, Hettich is presenting exciting product solutions covering all aspects of what furniture buyers want: feel style, enjoy comfort, win storage.

Hettich is a source of inspiration for the furniture industry. All of the solutions on show at interzum are intended to provide people with inspiration to design their own furniture and even create entire room concepts. After the fair, visitors and customers can retrieve the ideas for living room, kitchen, bathroom and office furniture, including construction plans, online from the Design Gallery on Hettich’s homepage.

Urbanisation needs space wizards

In the megatrend towards urbanisation, every inch matters: Hettich shows how attractive and convenient storage solutions can be for sloping ceilings. Or how a home office or pantry kitchen can be invisibly integrated in a very small space in the living room. The office is becoming increasingly flexible. Not only can you stand and sit at modern workstations, you can also lie down and relax directly next to them.

Customisation is the new standard – AvanTech YOU

No kitchen and furniture manufacturer can ignore the megatrend towards customisation any more. For Hettich, one reason to use this trend as an opportunity to develop a drawer system that takes drawer customisation to a new level. AvanTech YOU permits exceptionally slimline, purist design that manages without visible screw heads or cover caps. It is remarkable how easy it is to adapt their design to buyers’ wishes. Design profiles, DesignCapes or AvanTech YOU Inlay can be used to create a huge variety of individualised eye catchers on the top edge and outer side of the drawer side profile. AvanTech YOU opens up great potential for kitchen and furniture manufacturers to set themselves apart from the competition: with their own furniture design in different price segments, targeted response to customer wishes and the system’s tremendous cost effectiveness. Because all components within the platform concept can easily be combined with each other. Wooden drawers are used on identical runners, e.g. without any facing panel as a statement in a kitchen’s otherwise closed front panel look. AvanTech YOU provides the right solutions for anyone wanting to design spacious, handleless furniture with exclusive materials. The previous limits to creating handleless design as a result of extremely large front panel weights or formats are eliminated by Push to open Silent with multi synchronisation. Two drawers behind one front panel reliably open parallel with each other and close gently.

Huge convenience for sliding doors – TopLine XL

”Enjoy comfort” was the prime objective in successfully developing a new sliding door system for particularly large and heavy sliding doors. With TopLine XL, doors weighing up to 100 kg gently open and close with unequalled ease, almost making them appear to float. Specially developed rollers with particularly good shape retention provide the basis for this new, easy running action. The new sliding door fitting makes even the most generously proportioned cabinet and wardrobe designs a pleasure to use. It also takes you by surprise with a technical innovation for even greater practical convenience in 3-door wardrobes: the middle door opens intuitively both to the left and right. It is gently cushioned in either direction and silently pulled into the end position. The TopLine XL sliding door fitting also sets standards in purist design for ceiling height wardrobes. Its extremely shallow design with inconspicuously integrated Silent System makes the fitting almost invisible, leaving it to blend harmoniously into the overall picture. In addition, the runner profile can be embellished with decorative tapes in three colours for a perfect design finish. Thanks to particularly simple, failsafe installation, there is no shortage of convenience here either. Heavy front panels can be set down on the floor without the risk of damaging the bottom fittings, quickly hung and easily adjusted. The TopLine M and TopLine L sliding door systems also come with a high level of practical convenience and greatly simplified installation – for anyone wanting doors in a smaller size.

These and many other new solutions for practical convenience, great design and storage space from Hettich whet an appetite for the next generations of furniture.

Already a multiple award winner: the ComfortSpin turntable rotates food items and cabinet contents through 360 degrees, making them easy to reach. Photo: Hettich

Already a multiple award winner: the ComfortSpin turntable rotates food items and cabinet contents through 360 degrees, making them easy to reach. Photo: Hettich

Award winners are ComfortSpin and ViZard by ambigence

Yesterday evening, no fewer than two prize certificates went to product innovations from Hettich. The innovative ViZard by ambigence flap fitting even collected the ”Best of the Best” award.

The 2019 interzum awards were presented on 20 May at the legendary interzum trade fair party at the Theater am Tanzbrunnen, Cologne’s riverside stage for shows, theatre and concerts. The jury for this year’s interzum ”intelligent material & design” award commended no fewer than two innovative Hettich products, including the ViZard by ambigence integrated flap fitting, with the highest accolade, ”Best of the Best”.

ViZard by ambigence completely hides working components and  user friendly convenience in the furniture side panel. This paves the way for a new generation of purist furniture. The innovative ComfortSpin turntable won the ”High Product Quality” award. ComfortSpin rotates cabinet contents through 360 degrees, ingeniously solving an everyday problem. Food no longer goes bad in the refrigerator merely because it’s kept at the back, and the time consuming process of moving items to and fro in bathroom cabinets or larder units is now a thing of the past too.

This year’s winning products will be on show r visitors to see at Hettich’s stand, on the exhibition’s Boulevard as well as in the arcades of Cologne’s Koelnmesse exhibition centre until 24 May 2019. ViZard by ambigence and ComfortSpin will then be on presentation in the online product show at www.interzum-award.de. ComfortSpin will be available to consumers online through amazon. More information at comfortspin.hettich.com.