The handleless front panel design creates a clean aesthetic thanks to its smooth linearity and sophisticated elegance. Kesseböhmer fittings can now be used consistently behind this type of front panel. With a new generation of ‘push-to-open’ fittings, Kesseböhmer is keen to pursue this ongoing trend by ensuring convenient opening and emotional closing. The company will be showcasing its ‘Push-to-open SoftSTOPPplus’ at SICAM in Pordenone from 16–19 October 2018 as it now taps into the base unit sector. This sees all of the standard fittings in the kitchen now interacting with each other as part of the handleless design.
Just a little nudge with a hand or elbow, a gentle swing of the hips, or a knock with the knee is all it takes to open cabinets as light as a feather. As such, the ‘Push-to-open’ fittings behind this technology come in particularly useful whenever hands are full. The ‘Push-to-open SoftSTOPPplus’ mechanism sees Kesseböhmer combine this level of convenience with cushioned closing technology.
This year’s SICAM is where the company will be demonstrating this concept in action in the ‘Dispensa junior III’, Comfort II’ and ‘No. 15 3D-X’ base units as they incorporate the harmonious opening and closing behaviours of the latest generations of drawers and pull-out shelves. Existing fittings can be easily retrofitted to include ‘Push-to-open SoftSTOPPplus’ technology.
In addition to base units, the ‘Tandem’ and ‘Tandem solo’, ‘Convoy’ and ‘Lavido’ tall cabinets – complete with a new damper – can also now be opened without a handle. In combination with the new ‘push-to-open’ technology for base units and the mechanical solution developed for the entire Lifter range over the last year, Kesseböhmer is creating a consistent approach when it comes to handleless opening of all fittings in the kitchen.
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