Häfele UK has expanded its range of space-saving products following a partnership with Atim, the Italian manufacturer of innovative transformable systems. The company’s fittings for pull-out kitchen worktops and tables will now be available through Häfele UK, giving customers even greater choice of compact living solutions.
With a 25-year heritage in creating space-saving aluminium furniture systems, Atim’s products are ideal for multifunctional and small living spaces. The new additions include Lunch, Party, Mensola T- Able +39 and Voilà Chair Reverse, which can be used to hide a dining table or desk space inside a drawer to free up floor area or to produce an extendable table to a small kitchen island or peninsula. All Atim table systems can be customised, plus due to their 100% aluminium structure, offer a guaranteed load capacity of up to 100kg.
Häfele UK will also be offering Atim’s Oplà, Oplà Top, Functional and Cook pull-out worktop systems to help create extra food preparation or storage space that is flexible and adaptable. Cook for example, can be used to construct a hidden chopping board with integrated utensil storage and waste bin, which doubles as a dining table once a meal is ready. All worktop systems can be integrated into a standard drawer and have a load capacity up to 60 kg. Each product also uses a simple sliding movement to create a surface that either extends and sits flush to an existing area or creates a new space entirely.
“The need for function and flexibility is more important than ever for homeowners,” said Justin Crofts, category manager for furniture construction at Häfele UK. “In our recent research, function was the number one factor when choosing a new kitchen for 60% of consumers and likewise, 10% - around 1.75 million homeowners - use the kitchen as a makeshift office. When you add to the equation that UK homes are, on average, getting smaller, a well-designed, flexible kitchen area that’s small on footprint is high on most buyers’ wish lists.”
He continued: “To help retailers and manufacturers respond to this growing consumer need, we’re continually expanding our range of space-saving furniture components to be a single source of solutions for the industry. Atim – with its beautifully and cleverly designed products – adds to that offer perfectly.”