As a material that sets standards in design, functionality and sustainability, laminate has been playing in the first division in the furniture industry for a long time. D-Beschlag, of Luckenwalde, Germany, produces decorative fittings from this material. This is nothing new. What is new, though, is how the company uses the design possibilities of real-metal-coated HPL to set stylish highlights on furniture and and kitchen fronts. At the Sicam from 10 to 13 October 2017 in Pordenone, Italy, D-Beschlag will be bringing the authentic interplay between appearance and feel to the fore with the new HPL handles.
Anthracite and black are setting the trend in and on furniture. Warm tones are coming, but are often found in the material combination with cool metals. The requirements on the design of the new decorative fittings from D-Beschlag appear complex, but, thanks to the design freedom of the material, they are always implemented. The manufacture uses real-metal-coated HPL (high pressure laminate) for the new handle range to be presented at Sicam.
Visually, the handles on the furniture front, with their homogeneous black core and the wafer-thin metal coating, appear firstly as delicate lines. The strengths of the material are brought out on the surfaces. Bronze, copper, anthracite and black unfurl their effect together with striking structures. The best part: you feel what you see. The highlights include the textile appearing anthracite-coloured relief, the black slate finish, and copper – with grooved structure or patinated.
For D-Beschlag, however, the material also offers advantages from the point of view of the processor. The handle manufacturer remains open for tailor-made customer requests in terms of the shape and length of the decorative fittings. Furthermore, the material is robust and durable – advantages that have a great part to play in use.
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