LAS VEGAS - At KBIS 2016, cabinetry hardware manufacturer Vauth-Sagel will show  Cornerstone, its newest kind of corner cabinet solution first debuted at interzum 2015.

"While many kitchens are designed to incorporate corners, the existing space is frequently not correctly exploited, neglected or even forgotten – in many designs, the corners do not play a key role," says Vauth-Sagel. In its Conrerstone line, the hardware manufacturer "opens up a completely new perspective . . . storage space is efficiently used and the entire contents comfortably and clearly extended from the cabinet."

Most kitchens run across at least one corner, with two runs meeting each other, Vauth-Sagel says. "Underneath is an attractive space of around 24 x 24 binches, which is frequently left unused – or used with less comfortable, simple shelf solutions offering users only insufficient access to stored items. For this reason, the corner cabinet offers huge potential for effectively exploiting storage space, particularly in smaller spaces."

Vauth-Sagel says its Cornerstone takesn this space from out of the shadows to allow the corner cabinet to glide out of corners ‒ moving previously difficult-to-reach items.

A swivelling system component for corner cabinets that automatically extends the entire contents out of the cabinet upon opening the door, the travel path is controlled and is confined to the area of the corner cabinet carcass. So access to neighbouring cabinets or the dishwasher is not impeded.

The opening angle of just 85 degrees has been optimized in a way that the corner cabinet does not impact with other front panels, handles or walls. Closing the cabinets is also possible with a small movement of the door ‒ with the shelf elements retreat silently back into the corner cabinet.


Vauth-Sagel will be showing two version: Cornerstone and the Cornerstone MAXX. TheCornerstone is an all-rounder, equipped with symmetrical shelves and the corresponding mechanism, which measures just 3 inchesin height, that enables flexible use whether the corner cabinet is installed on the right or left. It also considerably simplifies storage. The actual installation is extremely simple, says Vauth-Sagel: the support arm of the Cornerstone is screwed to the central post to which the other elements are also attached. Then just the shelf actuator has to be screwed to the front panel. In corner cabinets without central posts, this is carried using an adapter.

The Cornerstone MAXX features an asymmetrical shape, so the two shelf surfaces offer even more storage space, and are heavy load-compatible as each is suitable for weights of up to 55 lbs., and are height-adjustable and swivel out of the carcass to an extreme extent. The travel is controlled, although the shelves extend themselves and, when required, silently and autonomously retract back into the cabinet. The CORNERSTONE MAXX offers superlative travel comfort. 

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