Media information  Häfele

8. Mai 2023

Unique design and functionality
Häfele presents new Free slim family of flap fittings.

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<p><span>You'll see that you can't see anything: The Free slim flap fitting from H&auml;fele is a technical revolution. Free slim can be integrated into the side panels of tall cabinets almost invisibly and without losing space. Figure: H&auml;fele </span></p><p><span>Maximum storage space in furniture thanks to innovative technology: only a few variants of the same slimline fitting cover all of the most popular flap solutions. Figure: H&auml;fele</span></p><p>Free slim can be integrated into the side panels of tall cabinets almost invisibly and without any loss of space. Figure: H&auml;fele</p>

In a completely re-thought approach to technology, Häfele has developed a hardware system that is unique in terms of both design and functionality. The usual high level of performance and comfort that customers are already familiar with from the existing Free product family is also provided by the innovative Free slim flap fitting.

Slim systems – more room

Slim systems are also establishing themselves in the fittings area. Purist design not only has aesthetic advantages, but also from an economic and sustainability point of view. Reducing the number of variants while maintaining the same scope of functionality, in conjunction with slim geometries, conserves resources along the entire value creation chain from production to the consumer.

Invisible revolution: the innovative Free slim flap fitting

Things are all the better if an important extra emerges at the same time: With the Free slim flap fitting from Häfele, it consists of more space and design in the furniture. Free slim is a hardware system with a minimalist design. Thanks to its extremely slim design and the possibility of integrating it directly into the cabinet wall, it increases the storage space volume of furniture to the maximum, therefore putting furniture design and the impression of movement in the foreground.

Häfele's development engineers have developed a flexible modular solution using a newly conceived technological approach. All of the most popular opening types, flap sizes and flap weights are covered by just a few hardware variants for applications with or without a handle. The fittings, which have a slim housing that is just eight millimetres in size, can be used on the right or the left. They are either conventionally screwed onto the side panel or integrated almost invisibly into it. By request, the fittings can be supplemented with an innovative slimline electric drive with integration into the Häfele Connect Mesh system. Different lever arms make it possible for a standard lift mechanism to be converted into a double flap lift-up fitting, lift up front fitting or lift up flap fitting. Häfele's first selected industrial partners will be starting to use Free slim from the end of this year.

Häfele theme worlds at interzum and in the virtual showroom

All of the product worlds and the corresponding services that are available from Häfele are intended to make things easy for the customer and provide the maximum amount of benefit. Häfele's wide range of products significantly streamlines planning logistics, and therefore provides clear added value in the industrial or handicraft development and production of furniture and room concepts. The theme worlds on the Häfele trade fair booth range from lighting and kitchen solutions to caravanning, hospitality, office and design. 

You can also discover the Häfele cosmos in the Häfele Discoveries virtual showroom – now without registration and with lots of interesting additional information.

Link to Häfele Discoveries

Nagold, may 2023
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Häfele is committed to developing liveable, sustainable room concepts for the living and working environments of tomorrow. Together with its partners, Häfele creates resource-saving, multifunctional solutions with maximum comfort.

Founded in 1923, the globally active specialist for intelligent hardware technology, electronic locking systems, lighting and networking offers its customers from over 150 countries unique 360° expertise. With a comprehensive product range, numerous services and a great deal of innovative spirit, the family-owned company is a reliable partner to its partners in the trade, furniture industry, retail and architecture - from brainstorming and planning to the implementation of their projects.

Over 8,000 employees, 38 subsidiaries and numerous other agencies around the world make up the team of the global player headquartered in Nagold in the Black Forest. The Group has been managed by Gregor Riekena since January 2023. Sibylle Thierer represents the interests of the shareholder families as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. In the 2023 financial year, the Häfele Group achieved a turnover of 1.71 billion euros with an export share of 82%.

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