New York Showroom

Häfele's New York showroom is on East 26th across from Madison Square Park. Recognized by the Institute of Store Planners as the Manufacturer's Showroom of the year, Häfele's New York Showroom is a destination for architects, interior designers, and the woodworking industry. You are welcome to stop by and have an espresso while exploring our hardware solutions.  We look forward to seeing you!


Our Upcoming Events

Eating -  Living -  Building
Designing the Kitchen of Tomorrow

Date:   November 18, 2015

TIME:   12PM - 6PM

PLACE:  25 East 26th Street NYC

Event information:

The NKBA Manhattan Chapter’s 2015 Symposium is an innovative and in-depth discussion of the future of kitchen design and implementation, focused through the lens of kitchens past and present. The subjects of food, sociology, and design will help guide the talks in a series of thought-provoking, one-hour programs followed by a hosted panel discussion with our three experts.


Leeann Lavin
Eating: Culinary Culture - How Food and its Production Fuel the Kitchen

Ray Kinoshita Mann
Living: Under the (Kitchen) Hood

Joseph Wheeler
Building: Virginia Tech-Futurehaus

John Morgan (Moderator)
Panel Discussion: Eating, Living, & Building


Noon – 1:00 pm Sign In & Lunch
1:00 – 6:00 pm Symposium (15 minute breaks between sessions)

Education Credits:
4.0 AIA LU (2 are HSW)
ASID self reporting

NKBA Members prior to 11/11 $75.00
NKBA Members after 11/11 $100.00
All Other Professionals $100.00

CLICK HERE for Event Details and Registration

Virgina Tech FutureHAUS:  Smart Architecture for People of All Ages


Date:   November 19, 2015
TIME:  6 PM - 8 PM
PLACE:  25 East 26th Street NYC


Event Information:

The Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is a working prototype of the Virginia Tech, Center for Design Research, which proposes an innovative new approach to the way we construct buildings. By embracing the multiple benefits of prefabrication, a home can now be created faster, for less money and resulting in less waste, while responding better to the diverse needs of all potential residents. Precision manufacturing, flexible use space planning, an advanced passive energy scheme, and smart home technologies empowering the emerging benefits of the “Internet of Things”all merge to provide comfortable and sustainable housing in a small footprint. The presenter will highlight the innovative and award winning FutureHAUS prototype, its innovative modular construction process and its integrated smart technologies. He will then propose how we can implement these concepts to better design for communities and their aging residential needs. We will reserve ample time at the end of the presentation to engage the audience in a discussion about the challenges and seeming contradictions of using technology for assisting the elderly.

Speaker: Joseph H. Wheeler, AIA, Co-Director Center for Design Research, Virginia Tech

Joseph Wheeler, AIA, is a Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. He pursues professional research in construction innovation, sustainability and energy efficient architecture. In teaching, he believes that there is a distinct advantage to the exposure of students to the direct making of Architecture and therefore is involved with his students in many interdisciplinary full-scale research projects.

As Co-Director of School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research, he has led multiple award winning interdisciplinary projects including Virginia Tech’s entries into the 2005, 2009 and 2010 DOE’s Solar Decathlon Competitions. The 2010 LumenHAUS, won first place overall in the international competition held in Madrid, Spain and subsequently earned a national design honor award from the AIA. Wheeler has also led exhibitions for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Convention Center in New York, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy and the Cologne Furniture Fair in Germany. Recent awards include, the NCARB Prize for creative collaboration between the academy and the profession, the Virginia Society AIA Research Prize, and the Xcaliber University Prize for Excellence in Outreach. Other contributions include testimony before Congress regarding national energy issues.

His current work, the Virginia Tech FutureHAUS, is a research prototype which proposes innovative new ways to build by utilizing industrialized methods for the making of Architecture. The Kitchen and Living Room prototypes have been exhibited at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas and the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta.

Organized by: AIANY Design for Aging Committee

Price: Free

Register HERE