Megatrend customisation: delivering creative design ideas, Hettich will be showing how parts of the home can be elegantly combined and provide practical functionality. Photo: Hettich

Megatrend customisation: delivering creative design ideas, Hettich will be showing how parts of the home can be elegantly combined and provide practical functionality. Photo: Hettich

Hettich is showcasing pioneering product solutions at Sicam

”Customisation” is one of the megatrends that is noticeably changing the way we live and work. Increasingly, the focus is on the individual user with his or her personal expectations and wishes. Kitchen and furniture manufacturers should be able to respond to them quickly and flexibly. This is where Hettich wants to give the industry fresh ideas and, under the ”Fascin[action]” banner, will be presenting creative product solutions at Sicam that cover all aspects of what furniture buyers want: feel style, enjoy comfort, win storage. The fittings specialist will be showing its new AvanTech YOU platform as a special product highlight in the segment of customisable drawer systems.

With a turnover of over € 1 billion, Hettich is one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers of furniture fittings and sees itself as a catalyst in the furniture industry. All of the solutions being presented at Sicam 2019 are intended to provide inspiration for everything from designing furniture with an individual stamp to creating entire room concepts. Delivering creative design ideas, for example, Hettich will be demonstrating how parts of the home can be elegantly combined while providing practical functionality. How to enjoy a wardrobe with panorama effect. Or how working in the office is made even more convenient with versatile furniture concepts.

Customisation is the new standard – AvanTech YOU

With its new AvanTech YOU drawer system based on the tried and proven platform concept, Hettich is now taking individually tailored customer furniture design to the next higher level. As a pioneer, the company presented the world’s first ”platform” solution for drawer systems, back in 1996. The latest AvanTech YOU platform now offers even more options for customising any drawer in terms of colour, shape and material. AvanTech YOU cuts an impressive figure with exceptionally slimline, purist design that manages without visible screw heads or cover caps. The slimline drawer side profile measures only 13 mm. What is remarkable is the ease with which the new platform can be adapted to suit buyers’ requirements: the drawer, which can be used on two different runner systems with the same cabinet body hole pattern, provides a flexible and cost effective basis for addressing different market segments and fields of application. Because all components within the platform can be combined with each other. At the assembly stage, there is neither any need to rout drawer bases and install catches, nor is it necessary to use rear panel corner connectors for wooden rear panels. This saves time and money.

 

The drawers can be configured in three colours and five heights with steel, aluminium or wooden rear panels. Even within the standard product range, designer profiles in stainless steel, chrome and aluminium look or walnut and oak look as well as ”DesignCapes” in anodised aluminium and stainless steel look or also the AvanTech YOU Inlay drawer side profile can all be used to create a wide variety of eye catchers. Any chosen materials, such as glass, wood or stone, can be used as side profile inlay.

As such, the innovative AvanTech YOU platform opens up huge potential for kitchen and furniture manufacturers to stand apart from the competition: with customised furniture design in different price segments and a targeted response to customer demands. At the same time, the platform offers the manufacturer particular added value: it permits a wide product lineup from lean, flexible production at low costs in manufacturing and stock keeping.

TopLine XL: the last word in sliding perfection

”Enjoy comfort” is the motto of Hettich’s TopLine XL sliding door system for large and heavy door panels. This all begins with simple and failsafe installation: even large format front panels can be set down on the floor without the risk of damaging the bottom fittings, quickly hung and easily adjusted. In addition to generously proportioned wardrobe design, the focus for the user is on sliding pleasure: with TopLine XL, doors weighing up to 100 kg gently open and close with effortless ease. Specially developed rollers with particularly good shape retention provide the basis for this new, easy running action. The system 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. On request, the runner profile can also be embellished with decorative tapes in three colours.

Easys: for opening refrigerators and dishwashers without handles

The Easys electromechanical opening system from Hettich seamlessly incorporates refrigerators and dishwashers into high quality handleless kitchen design as well. Measuring a mere 22 mm, the Easys system comes with the lowest overall installed height on the market and also impresses with user friendly functions. Assisted opening with Easys is so powerful that it easily overcomes a refrigerator’s magnetic door seal: the door moves open in response to a light press on the front, then making it possible to open it all the way by hand. An intelligent control system prevents the refrigerator from being opened unintentionally. On closing, Easys is particularly finger friendly: the door is not pulled closed by a separate magnet, reducing the risk of trapping fingers.

Sensys: classy hinges in obsidian black

Dark timbers, warm colours and exquisite surfaces are right on trend in the luxury segment. This is where the hinges should remain discreetly in the background: the Sensys hinge
from Hettich in obsidian black unobtrusively blends into the design of furniture. This means the range provides a key to upgrading into the luxury segment and gives manufacturers new options for differentiating. Sensys not only features hinges and mounting plates for all common usage situations but also for unusual applications, such as for thin doors from 10 mm door thickness, for thick doors with narrow reveals as well as for doors with mitred edges on all sides.

Hettich’s comprehensive product range is packed with inspiration for appealing design and convenient functions for the modern home and work environment. The fresh furniture ideas for living room, kitchen, bathroom and office furniture are also featured in the new Hettich Ideas Book for 2019. The document, including all construction plans, is available for downloading free of charge from the Design Gallery on Hettich’s homepage.

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Hettich presented product solutions and concepts at Interzum 2019 that make the mega trend of customisation an easy to implement model for success. Photo: Hettich

Hettich presented product solutions and concepts at Interzum 2019 that make the mega trend of customisation an easy to implement model for success. Photo: Hettich

Fresh concepts for furniture ”as individual as you”

Functional fittings specialist Hettich draws an altogether positive balance from its presentation this year at Interzum in Cologne: industry stakeholders from around 100 countries showed an enthusiastic response to the trends and solutions focusing on ”customisation”, with the event also seeing a gratifying increase in the number of visitors. Attracting widespread attention, the innovative ”AvanTech YOU” drawer system made its debut in Cologne: with this new product generation based on the tried and proven platform concept, Hettich is now taking individually tailored customer furniture design to the next higher level.

Functional fittings specialist Hettich draws an altogether positive balance from its presentation this year at Interzum in Cologne: industry stakeholders from around 100 countries showed an enthusiastic response to the trends and solutions focusing on ”customisation”, with the event also seeing a gratifying increase in the number of visitors. Attracting widespread attention, the innovative ”AvanTech YOU” drawer system made its debut in Cologne: with this new product generation based on the tried and proven platform concept, Hettich is now taking individually tailored customer furniture design to the next higher level.

Hettich sees itself as a catalyst for the entire furniture industry. At Interzum, innovative product solutions and overall concepts were on display that make the mega trend of customisation an easy to implement model for success: the manufacturer’s presentation gave trade visitors a wealth of creative ideas for everything from designing their own furniture to producing entire spatial concepts.

”AvanTech YOU”: pioneering platform for tailor made drawers

The new ”AvanTech YOU” drawer system proved to be a visitor magnet throughout the show. With this product highlight, Hettich is making customisation in colour, shape and material the standard in furniture design – and is once again taking its long proven ”thinking in platforms” to a higher level. As a pioneer, the company presented InnoTech, the world’s first ”platform” solution for drawer systems, back in 1996. From now on, it was possible for customers to give the market a diverse range of furniture on the basis of just one drawer. For the first time, all components within the platform concept could be combined with each other, permitting a wide product lineup from lean, flexible production at low costs in manufacturing and stock keeping. ”ArciTech”, the second platform generation from Hettich, followed in 2011 with even more differentiation: thanks to new drawer and rear panel heights and further colour options, it was again possible to extend the range in line with customer requirements.

With its latest ”AvanTech YOU” platform, Hettich is now forging ahead once again: a drawer that can be used on the two different ”Quadro YOU” und ”Actro YOU” runners with the same cabinet body drilling pattern creates the flexible and cost effective basis for addressing different market segments and fields of application. At the assembly stage, there is neither any need to rout drawer bases and install catches, nor is it necessary to use rear panel corner connectors for wooden rear panels. All this saves time and money.

The high quality look of ”AvanTech YOU” also impresses: the particularly slimline, purist design with its slender drawer side profile of only 13 mm manages without any visible screw heads or cover caps. The drawers can be configured in three colours and five heights with steel, aluminium or wooden rear panels. Even within the product range, designer profiles in stainless steel, chrome and aluminium look or walnut and oak look as well as ”DesignCapes” in anodised aluminium and stainless steel look or also the AvanTech YOU Inlay drawer side profile all create a huge variety of eye catchers. Any chosen materials, such as glass, wood or stone, can be used as side profile inlay. Regardless of application – ”AvanTech YOU” gives the customer contemporary drawer design to suit absolutely any preference. The positive feedback from numerous Interzum trade visitors at the premiere is confirmation for Hettich that it was right to consistently advance its platform system.

”TopLine XL”: the last word in sliding perfection

”Enjoy comfort” is the motto of Hettich’s ”TopLine XL” sliding door system for large and heavy door panels. Installation has never been easier, and its extremely shallow design with integrated Silent System makes the fitting almost invisible on furniture. Added to generously proportioned wardrobe design is unimagined sliding pleasure: with ”TopLine XL”, doors weighing up to 100 kg gently open and close with effortless ease.

”Tiny Space”: great way to live in minute spaces

For some a life concept, for others a necessary decision because housing in towns and cities is scarce and expensive. Using the example of a fully furnished single person apartment on a floor space of just 18 m², Hettich also showed in Cologne how lovely a ”tiny space” can be as a home and demonstrates all of the surprises it holds in every corner. – on display at the Hettich Forum in Kirchlengern from summer 2019.

With these and other solutions for practical convenience, great design and storage space, Hettich wants to whet the industry’s appetite for the next generations of furniture. The presentations will then be on display at the Hettich Forum in Kirchlengern from mid July for visitors to experience first hand. All of the furniture ideas for living room, kitchen, bathroom and office furniture, including all construction plans, are available for downloading free of charge from the Design Gallery on Hettich’s homepage.

Fully integrated soft closing convenience: requiring minimal installation space, K05 with Silent System provides maximum closing convenience for refrigerator doors in XXL format. Photo: Hettich

Fully integrated soft closing convenience: requiring minimal installation space, K05 with Silent System provides maximum closing convenience for refrigerator doors in XXL format. Photo: Hettich

K05 multiple pivot hinge now with integrated Silent System

Is the refrigerator still an electrical appliance or now a piece of furniture? We at Hettich say: a refrigerator is both. Because the trend towards open plan living is unbroken. The refrigerator no longer necessarily stands in the kitchen but more and more as an eye catcher and individual item in the middle of the room. With the openness between kitchen and living space, more convenience and a greater feel of luxury is also being demanded from refrigerators: with doors that open and close with effortless ease and almost in silence.

Hettich has brought updated convenience to its classic K05 fitting for XXL refrigerators, completely integrating its high quality soft closing Silent System into the hinge. K05 with Silent System now also guarantees quieter door action and the noticeably higher level of convenience for particularly large built in refrigerators and freezers as well as wine coolers in the premium segment. Providing a luxurious feel, K05 S/L quietly closes doors weighing up to 92 kg, K05 X can easily support doors weighing up to 110 kg and closes them in a controlled and particularly soft manner.

Needless to say, the new K05 hinge with Silent System comes with all of the familiar K05 benefits: the wide opening angle of 115° which not only prevents any collision with adjacent units but is also incredibly practical. As a result, crisper drawers, for example, can be pulled open all the way. Or the optional 90° opening angle stop for refrigerators positioned next to the wall, as well as perfect accommodation of American installation situations, such as face frame.

Taking up a minimal installation space, the zero maintenance K05 with Silent System provides maximum practical convenience in conjunction with high door loads. The high quality soft closing function consists of two fully Silent System elements to guarantee even, soft closing performance. Depending on door size, the K05 hinges with and without Silent System can be adapted to suit any appliance configuration and combined with each other.

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.