The product, together with Hawa-Concepta, forms a complete, modular system
SWITZERLAND-BASED hardware specialist Hawa has come up with a new system Connector, designed as a supplement to its internationally successful Hawa-Concepta 25/30/50 for cabinet fronts or room partitioning doors made of wood or glass in the form of a new side and body connecting profile.
Connector was premiered in Germany at the fensterbau frontale 2012 in Nuremberg and is now available from specialised retailers.
Connector is designed for all cabinet concepts with pivot/slide-in doors that strike against the cabinet body. “The supplementary part accommodates a high degree of prefabrication, making cabinet assembly on site much easier – an advantage that cabinet makers and kitchen fitters will no doubt appreciate as much as installers in the wood and glass processing industries,” says a Hawa spokesman. “The trendy Hawa-Concepta 25/30/50 sliding hardware system will have no problem making more new friends with the Connector at its side.”
A clever connection
The well-thought-out connecting profile is designed for modular use and fits directly on to top tracks and guide channels, making planning easy and cabinet assembly on site an efficient and reliable process. “Even inexperienced fitters find it easy to work with, all they have to do is to move the cabinet bodies or side elements next to each other and join them together using the Connector. It couldn’t be easier. There is no need to work on any cabinet components,” says the spokesman.
The Connector defines the recess width for one door (55 mm) or two doors (110 mm) and compensates cabinet height differences of up to +/- 1.5 mm. It can be fitted at the top or bottom of the cabinet body. As it covers the recess along the entire length of the cabinet it protects the hardware from dust. It does not impinge on the design or the front configuration.
The new connecting system can be used for a single pivot/slide-in wooden door of 19 to 30 mm thickness or for two pivot/slide-in wooden doors of 19 to 28 mm thickness. Doors made of 8 mm thick glass are also possible for furniture designs with one door per recess – offering cabinet designers greater flexibility with regard to design and front configuration. The profiles are available in lengths of 650 mm (for standard cabinet depths) and of 900 mm, keeping offcuts to a minimum.
He further says “The product offers another benefit - the plain anodised aluminium connection profiles can be fitted at various positions along the cabinet depth without the screws being visible, either flush at the front or concealed more towards the back. Our sliding hardware specialists took different kitchen design styles into consideration when developing the Connector: it is suitable for kitchen cabinets with adjustable feet and also for those with a fixed plinth.”
The Connector and the Hawa-Concepta 25/30/50 together form a complete, modular system. “The sophisticated pivot/slide-in hardware system has written a remarkable success story since its market launch two years ago. On the one hand, it meets the current trend towards room utilisation that is as multi-functional as it is effective and convenient; on the other hand, it leaves more than enough room for creative design,” he says.
Hawa-Concepta 25/30/50 gets things moving in front of the cabinet and in multi-functional room utilisation. It creates elegant storage space solutions in modern living and working environments and can move wood and glass doors weighing up to 50 kg. It perfectly combines the two movement forms of pivoting and sliding: it allows doors to be opened conventionally by 90 degrees with a slight pivoting motion and then pushed into a recess to save space – simple to implement, convenient for everyday use.
“Cabinets, kitchen units or the home office now open up fully to offer the user unrestricted access – with no door protruding into the room. The Hawa-Concepta 25/30/50 is also suitable for creating efficient and simple room-high designs without a cabinet body, for instance in wall recesses or walk-in wardrobes.”