Häfele Wants to Change the Way Your Cabinets Open… In a Good Way

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, January 19, 2016

Normally opening and closing a cabinet would be so, well, open and shut. And that was the case until the creative minds at Häfele America Co. didn’t just re-think that seemingly simple action – they completely reengineered the motion of the cabinet opening itself to be more fluid, ergonomically pleasing and endlessly more efficient.

Whether being lifted, tilted, swiveled or folded, Häfele’s exclusive Free family of flap fittings open new possibilities allowing for wide openings that let you efficiently access all the contents of your cabinet. Since doors lift up instead of out, they naturally conserve space and help avoid bumping into open cabinet doors.

“Free fittings truly add value to any kitchen – for the designer, installer and customer alike,” explains Daniel Tripp, product manager for Häfele America Co. “Beyond their compact, space-saving and highly functional design, Free fittings can be installed easily and simply with one hand.”

Equipped with feather-light movement, soft open and close, multi-position stop and push to open technology, Free flap fittings are an innovative and elegant addition to any kitchen project. Some Free fittings can also be equipped with powered open, adding additional style and ingenuity to today’s kitchen designs.

Also debuting at KBIS 2016 is Häfele’s Clipo with glass, a made-to-order product which takes the pain and frustration out of building custom glass doors for cabinets and other applications. Additionally, Häfele’s unique order and assembly process allows for a quick turnaround – always a bonus for designers and contractors working on custom projects and builds.


About Häfele

Häfele [HAY fell leh] is a leading worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components that improve the functionality of cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and other living and working environments. Decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, LED lighting, furniture fittings and electronic locking systems are but a few of the essential items Häfele provides to manufacturers, architects, designers, contractors and construction professionals in more than 150 countries. For more information, please visit www.hafele.com.