Furniture technology – A holistic view
SICAM 2017 – Häfele: “More life per square metre” performance show for multi-functional furnishings
The SICAM in Pordenone is traditionally one of the most important international performance shows for Häfele. In the interzum year of 2017, the specialist for hardware technology and electronic access control systems is bringing the most important topics and new products that were exhibited in Cologne and the further developments thereof to Pordenone. With this and the new web presence of Häfele Italy which recently went live, the company is demonstrating its performance capability as an innovator and service provider. You can see all of this at the trade fair booth in Hall 2, Booth A10/B11.
The main focus is on products that the company has developed and manufactured in-house, furniture connectors such as the new, award-winning Ixconnect SC 8/25 spreading connector and its sibling the SC 8/60, the Easy Storage cabinet organizer system and the new Loox generation, which make furniture smart with their app-based control. Other highlights are new developments in the area of flap fittings and the comprehensive Smuso soft closing system, which is the ideal companion to the Slido sliding door family.
Häfele is therefore staying true to its motto of “More life per square metre”, is becoming intensively involved in the “Micro Living” and “Smart Home” mega trends in Pordenone, and is presenting its innovative ideas regarding digital networking of furniture and rooms with a virtual reality presentation on the subject of “Häfele Connect”. “Furniture technology – a holistic view”: this is how the company fills its visitors with enthusiasm and becomes a supplier of ideas for new market opportunities to its partners.
When living spaces flow into each other and furniture defines the living space, the importance of the furnishings grows: the fittings define the furniture. The Häfele Concept idea for flexible living and working in small spaces demonstrates how apartments consisting of industrial, modular grid furniture can give the industry new impetus.
Furniture technology is becoming the driving innovation force for this new living environment. It gives the furniture the necessary space-saving flexibility for daily use, and creates the prerequisites for comfortable living and working in small units. Against this backdrop, only a comprehensive and holistic view of furniture brings usable and future-proof solutions for industry and craftsmen.
With an update of many products and the Häfele Connect App, the Loox LED lighting system will become the entry point into the smart world of furniture and rooms.
The Ixconnect SC 8/25 spreading connector, which is invisibly mounted, for the assembly of light furniture is the “Best of the best” interzum award winner 2017.
The one-piece Ixconnect SC 8/60 spreading connector remains almost invisible in furniture. It is designed especially for larger furniture using clever technology and creates new design and construction possibilities for the industry.
The Easy Storage connector reduces assembly time by 50% compared to screwed connections. It is the heart of the new Häfele system for equipping cabinets and shelves in a single pattern.