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    Functional kitchen products for 2016 and beyond

    Tristan Dennis

    Kitchen design trends come and go almost as frequently as Australian Prime Ministers, meaning today’s mid-century mod masterpiece can quickly become tomorrow’s bourgeois blunder.

    But regardless of how frequently colours, tones, textures and shapes fall in and out of favour, the specification of smart, simple and functional kitchen products will remain timeless.

    Cabinets, handles, drawers, draw runners and sinks are the unsung heroes of a good kitchen, and central to the aesthetics and ergonomics of the kitchen.

    Check out these modern-day kitchen hardware classics, which when integrated with a well-defined work space can provide lasting aesthetic appeal and practical workflow.

    Blum2legrabox-pure.jpgLEGRABOX PURE BY BLUM

    Legrabox Pure box system from Blum comes with slim 12.8mm drawer sides and a completely new runner system which provides high range of motion and high load bearing capacity. It’s made from steel and comes in a matte coating of terra black, orion grey or silk white. A carrying capacity of 40kg and 60kg and low sag values makes solutions close to the floor possible.

     

    carousel-270o-corner-unit-arena-classic.jpgCAROUSEL 270º CORNER UNIT BY HAFELE

    The Hafele corner unit can carry loads of 25 kg per shelf and comes in an anti-slip coated base and a bright chrome finish. It is complete with height adjustable axle and trays / baskets.

     

     

     

    hettich-sensys.jpgSENSYS DOOR HINGES BY HETTICH

    Sensys door hinges are made from high-grade steel and a dampening element that is hidden inside the hinge, ensuring functionality whilst blending seamlessly into any design.

    Requiring just a light touch for the door to close smoothly and silently, the unique pull-in function gently closes the door as soon as the open angle is less than 35 degrees.

     

    hafele-squareline.jpgSQUARELINE SINK BY HAFELE

    The Sqaureline sink is constructed from 304, 18/10 brushed stainless steel and is 1.2mm thick. All edges are laser welded for smooth, clean lines producing a seamless internal 5mm radius for ease of cleaning. Each sink in the range comes with contemporary square basket strainers with built in waste plugs thank link directly to an overflow assembly.

     

     

    harn-triomax.jpgTRIOMAX DRAWER RUNNER SYSTEMS BY HARN

    Triomax draw runners feature a standard load capacity of 35kg and 60kg, catering for a wide range of storage requirements. Triomax allows drawers to be fully extended to allow a clear view of drawer contents, and incorporates a double out-stop feature to prevent the drawer coming off its runners when fully open. An integrated cushioning system automatically adapts to the weight and closing speed of the drawers, ensuring soft closure.

     

    polytec-melamine-doors-23-1.jpgMELAMINE SHEEN CUPBOARD DOORS AND PANELS BY POLYTEC

    Melamine doors and panels deliver high levels of practicality for the kitchen environment.
    They are are durable, hygienic and made from low maintenance materials. Edging options include a range of 1mm edge tapes, and the new rolled edges, designed to give the doors a sleek and seamless look. Polytec’s Melamine Sheen range comes in 23 colours, 14 solid and nine timberprints, and is distinguished by its glossy, smooth to touch and easy to clean surface. 

    72150-Squareline-Plus-One-Half-Undermount-Sink.jpgSQUARELINE PLUS SINK BY EVERHARD

    The Squareline Plus range is constructed from 304 Stainless Steel and available as either a top or under mounted system. Each sink model features 90 degree corners and a satin finish keeping it looking new for longer. The drainer has a three degree fall to aid in the effective flow of water to the bowl.

     

     

    metric-furnware.JPGMETRIC COLLECTION LED LIGHTING BY FURNWARE DORSET

    The Metric collection integrates a ‘light sandwich’ composed of a 24 LED module and a high-performance pix-screen light. The high performance of the LEDs, carefully selected colour temperatures, high yield pix-screen light, and wide range of mounting accessories makes the Metris collection a truly versatile light source.

     

     

    Blum_Servodrive3.jpgSERVO DRIVE BY BLUM

    Blum’s electric motion support system can be used on traditional lift and pull cabinet systems as well as pull-out drawers. Cabinets and drawers open mechanically with a single touch on the furniture front and close again softly. 

     

     

     

    L7573.jpgKITCHEN HANDLES BY KETHY

    Kethy’s architecturally designed handles are available in a broad range of sizes, shapes and colours to complement any kitchen setting. Materials include die-cast zinc, stainless steel, timber and anodised aluminium.

     

     

     

    grass.jpgKINVARO F-20 FOLDING FLAP FITTING BY GRASS

    For wall cabinets with split fronts, it provides comfortable opening and closing of heavy flaps with spring support. With integrated adjustable closing damper, it is ideal for a wide range of applications for many different flap materials.

     

     

     

    rehau-shutters.jpgCASSETTE ROLLER SHUTTERS BY REHAU

    Rehau’s polymer  roller shutters are available in a large selection of styles and configurations. With patented soft hinge connecting individual slats and high scratch resistance, the shutters will not swell or stick in humidity like wood roller shutters.

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