Best of the Best
Lightweight board made of wood and air - Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria
In-house design: Johann Schweitzer
aerowood is a core material for stable lightweight panels that is made entirely from wooden wave veneer. In the “aerowood light” version, the corrugated structure is distributed throughout the whole extent. This gives the product high flexural strength while making it very light thanks to the air enclosed in the air channels. By contrast, “aerowood compact” is optimised for use in construction and is characterised by a high load-bearing capacity and excellent load dissipation thanks to the vertical waves.
Salice S.p.A., Novedrate, Italy In-house design
Excessories is an elegant, individually configurable drawer system for wardrobes. Its premium appearance is characterised by minimalistic design and a precise finish. The aluminium drawers are available in different heights and can be matched to the wardrobe using replaceable front panels made from wood or glass. One special design detail is that the glass front panel is slightly detached from the side panel, giving the drawer a very filigree look.
Corner solution - VIBO S.p.A., Trissino, Italy
In-house design: Francesco Bonin
Fly Box is an innovative corner cabinet solution where two compartments positioned one behind the other can be pulled out from the corner cabinet in a single movement. Thanks to its guide rail, the rear box positioned in the corner automati- cally folds out, allowing both compartments to be extended fully from the bottom cabinet. This special design optimises use of the storage space, and everything in the compartments can be reached simply and conveniently. Fly Box has a load-bearing capacity of 30 kg.
HOMAPAL Aquaris SpaSystem
Wet room panel - HOMAPAL GmbH, Herzberg, Germany
In-house design: Hans Helmut Tolksdorf
Homapal Aquaris is a quick-to-install panel suitable for wet rooms due to its hygienic and water-resistant properties. It is also suitable for all other areas in which a lightweight but durable material offers benefits. It consists of a closed-cell polyurethane foam with double sided HPL coating and, despite its low material thickness, the panel is impact-resistant as well as break proof. Homapal Aquaris is available in a variety of surfaces and decors, also individual digital print designs are possible. A wide range of accessories increases installation comfort.
karuun is an innovative, natural material extracted from rattan palm using a patented finishing process. For karuun shine, the naturally porous structure of rattan is used as a base to create a material that is translucent, permeable to air, provides sound absorption and can also be moulded. This means that the eco-friendly material can be used for a whole range of new applications – for example in sound insulation, ventilation, interior design, lighting, interaction, floorings etc.
Glass front design with seamless joint
Karl W. Niemann GmbH & Co. KG, Preußisch Oldendorf, Germany
In-house design: Mark Niemann
Kristall Metallic is an elegant high-gloss surface with a brilliant finish and the illusion of depth. Homogeneously integrated metallic pigments create light shimmers and reflections, ensuring that the surface always blends harmoniously into its environment. As a composite made from a wood-based core and an acrylic glass coating that is resistant to breaking and scuffing, Kristall Metallic is particularly suited for use in surfaces as well as interior design, and offers a wide range of possibilities for further processing.
PerfectSense Lacquered Boards and Duo Edges
Marble decors and edges - FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Co. OG Holzwerkstoffe, St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
In-house design: Stefanie Könemann, Klaus Monhoff
PerfectSense lacquered boards with a matt marble look and the new duo edges are harmoniously matched. The boards are available in a light or a dark marble reproduction. Both decors have an elegant look and a pleasant feel thanks to the matt, warm surface. They are complemented by two innovative duo edgings: duo edge F8922 C1 boasts a very filigree white marble look, while duo edge F8924 C1 combines a natural wood reproduction with a black marble reproduction.
Bed slat as mattress support - Sperrholzwerk Schweitzer GmbH, St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz, Austria
In-house design: Petra Schweitzer
What is special about the Retro-Flex bed slat is its return to wood as a resource, combining the properties of two types of wood in an innovative way: Temperature-treated ash veneer on the upper side is resistant to moisture, giving the slat strong dimensional stability. The wood also forms a natural moisture barrier in permanent contact with the bed linen, thus preventing the formation of dust mites. The beech veneer underneath has high flexural strength, forming a sturdy yet flexible bed base.
Threespine is a patented click furniture technology that allows for tool-free assembly and is thus much faster than other assembly methods. It also opens up new possibilities for manufacturing high-quality products without visible fittings. By combining the corresponding profiles with a locking element, it creates a stable connection between furniture panels as thin as 6 mm. Threespine can be used with almost any material, meaning that new material combinations are also possible.
Velda Resleep with Vita Talalay Origins inside
Dismountable and circular mattress - Vita Group, Middleton, United Kingdom / Veldeman Bedding NV, Opglabbeek, Belgium
In-house design: Velda Creative Team
www.vitatalalay.com / www.resleep.net / www.velda.net
The special aspect of the Velda Resleep sleep system is that both the bed and the mattress can be completely disassembled into individual parts and then be recycled. All materials used such as Vita Talalay Origins were chosen because they combine sustainability on one hand with sleep comfort on the other hand. All materials were processed without using glues and staples. Another advantage of seamless disassembly is that the product can be refurbished or repaired, increasing its product lifespan.
ViZard by ambigence
ViZard by ambigence is an innovative flap fitting designed to disappear into the side panel of the furniture, invisible from the outside and the inside. This gives the inside of the furniture a purist design too, which is not restricted by bulky mechanisms or edges that spoil the overall look. Integrated soft opening and closing also means that the flap moves nice and quietly.
Mattress textile - BekaertDeslee, Waregem, Belgium
In-house design; Andreas Kunzmann, Gerd Libbrecht, Miete Vandendriessche
XCITE is an innovative mattress textile with zoned ventilation that achieves a combination of optimum ventilation and softness by alternating between open, breathable zones and bulky zones, thus offering a high level of sleep comfort. XCITE also boasts a winning design, with its many different patterns that have a special charm stemming from the contrast between perforated material and soft and more voluminous zones and can also be tailored to customers’ wishes. The mattress textile is completely recyclable.