Beauty is on the Exterior; Functional Hardware from Häfele Brings the Real Wow

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, July 19, 2017

  • Want “Ooohs” and “Aaahs” in your kitchen? You need the right functional hardware
  • Häfele’s redesigned MX Drawer System is a favorite for installers, designers and users
  • Tough jobs call for the toughest of hinges and that means the Aximat 300

Archdale, North Carolina, USA, July 19, 2017 – Anyone can add a pretty door on a cabinet box or incorporate a uniquely styled drawer front into their designs. Although when it comes to adding the actual “wow” in the kitchen, look beyond those cabinet doors and drawer fronts to the functional hardware. The selection of drawer box systems, drawer slides and hinges featured at AWFS 2017 by Häfele America Co., one of America’s leading suppliers of decorative hardware and furniture hardware components, is where inspiration and functionality meet.

The soft close. The push-to-open. Over travel. Full extension. None of these would be possible in kitchen, bath, furniture and closet designs without the drawer slides, hinges, drawer boxes and their related components Häfele has to offer.

“The level of precision and style now available for functional hardware is the best it’s ever been, thanks to both customer and designer demand,” states Karen Armour, product manager for Häfele. “The market has really pushed all manufacturers to respond and innovate. Long gone are the days of simple epoxy slides in white or off-white being your only option.”  

The latest functional hardware featured in Häfele’s AWFS Booth #4422 includes:

Drawer Box Systems
Häfele’s MXdrawer system has been a go-to option for kitchens, bathrooms, offices, stores and beyond for years now. The latest generation of this European-style, double walled drawer system features new finishes and updated slides for increased overall beauty and functionality. Also rounding out Häfele’s selection of drawer box systems is the Salice Lineabox and Grass Vionaro. Each system offers clean, simple lines in an ultra-sleek package. Lineabox is designed in such a way that almost no assembly hardware is visible—in addition to having one of the thinnest drawer sides available on today’s market. The aluminum Lineabox can be cut to size and comes in three finishes: white, titanium and stainless steel look. Vionaro offers an incredible level of easy, tool free adjustment with under mounted Grass Dynapro slides and with built in synchronization.

Drawer Slides
Drawer slides need to stand up to a lot of abuse—from the drawers they are holding, the weight of the items contained and the people yanking them out of cabinetry in search of cutlery, glue or anything else you can think of. With this in mind, Häfele offers both the Accuride 3634 and 3634EC or “Easy Close” drawer slide. These durably constructed slides hold a great deal of weight—whether bottom or side mounted—and offer 1” of over-travel, allowing for complete access to drawer contents. These silent, quiet operating slides come in 12” – 28” lengths and can accommodate up to a 42” wide “island” drawer and are available in a clear zinc finish.

Another exciting drawer slide offering is the Salice Futura. This concealed runner slide system comes from Häfele in both soft and silent closing and push to open options. Slide profiles include both part- and full-extension to fit with your need and design. Lastly, the bottom mounted Salice Shelfrounds out an already rich lineup by allowing you to install a pull-out shelf—without having to trim it to fit between slides—practically anywhere.

Cabinet Hinges
Schools. Government buildings. Garages. Offices. These are the environments where—day in and day out—hardware is put to the test. Häfele proudly offers the Aximat 300 hinge—a hinge that has been tested way before making its way to these environments and has earned its standing as a Grade 1 “institutional hinge” ensuring years of durable, trouble-free performance.