The Perfect Balance of Less and More: Free Space Lift-Up Fittings by Häfele

  • Bigger. And Even Better. Our new Free Space heavy-duty fitting is here.
  • Lifted, with a single tap. Push-to-open makes cabinet openings even sleeker.
  • Kitchen, closet, office, garage: One fitting, so many design possibilities.

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, August 23, 2022 – The big story about lift-up fittings from Häfele is that the hardware options – in the Free Space family of hardware fittings – are evolving, improving and growing to meet your every project and cabinet design need. Now accommodating even larger, heavier doors, cabinet doors without handles and standard applications – the Häfele Free Space line is at its strongest and most versatile. At the 2022 International Woodworking Fair (IWF), Häfele will showcase two new additions to the Free Space Family: 1.8 Push-to-Open and 6.15 HD, in addition to the founding Free Space 1.11 Lift-Up Fitting.

Requiring a shallow installation depth of just 2 7/8”, the all-new Free Space 6.15 HD is less than half an inch wider than the original Free Space 1.11 lift-up fitting, yet can handle a flap weight difference of 14 lbs. – with the ability to lift a maximum panel weight of about 56 lbs.


“Designs today are all about getting the most amount of function out of the space you have,” says Steve Hubbard, category manager for Häfele America Co. “Our new Free Space 6.15 heavy-duty fitting packs even more power into the same sleek, efficient lift-up design installers already know and love – offering a high-performing, space-saving solution for even bigger projects.”

Adding a push-to-open option with the new Free Space 1.8 push allows for even greater flexibility in design and cabinet construction – eliminating the need for furniture handles. Now cabinets can be opened effortlessly with the simple tap of a finger.

Altogether, the Free Space family is stronger, faster, more compact and more efficient than any flap fitting range of its kind. Free Space gives cabinet doors a smooth and silent operation and features integrated soft close, all with a clean design. The sleek appearance and extremely slim shape of the fitting creates additional storage space inside the cabinet and, when opened, allows more freedom to move outside of the cabinet. Free Space also cuts down on installation time and mounts with just one pre-mounted screw.