The Nova Pro slide technology, already in use millions of times over, is now progressing to the next generation: With the new Nova Pro Scala comprehensive drawer technology, GRASS is pre-senting a system that can be scaled in all respects for the future of contemporary living interiors.
Innovations are nothing unusual among the GRASS movement systems. However, with Nova Pro Scala the traditional Austrian company has now lent the term "system" a completely new meaning; the youngest gener-ation of the double-walled drawer family guarantees scalability in all dimensions.
Based on the track-proven Nova Pro slide technology, the new com-prehensive drawer solution features maximum design freedom with effi-cient processability.
For all living areas and furniture types
The name GRASS became synonymous with double-walled competence a long time ago. Both drawer side families Nova Pro Classic and Nova Pro Deluxe are at home in all markets around the world. With its excellent running characteristics, smooth movement and extremely low opening forces, the Nova Pro movement system is the benchmark in the drawer sector.
With Nova Pro Scala GRASS has redefined the top class of its slide technology, across all market and price segments and for modern interi-ors in living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
Linear drawer side design with a height of 41 mm
Purist, clear and timelessly aesthetic - Head Developer Günter Grabher and his team have developed a drawer side with minimalist right angles: "We wanted to design an economically attractive drawer system that is extremely versatile and distinguished by optimised use of materials."The development specialists minimised the necessary technology to enable GRASS customers to make full use of their design freedom. Even the tilt angle adjustment was optimised so that it can be accommodated in a drawer side height of exactly 41 millimetres.
Steel combined with a variety of materials
Covered in laser-welded, powder coated steel, the characteristic drawer side is a unique trademark, and the complete drawer with its almost limitless design options becomes an individual and special experience. The intentionally understated metal version can be combined with the wide range of design and material types to suit all tastes, for example stone surfaces or luxury real wood versions. The various material components are practically pre-fabricated and can be supplemented very easily. "This is what we regard as perfect version management," comments Thomas Müller, CEO of the Drawer System Division.
Global innovation: The Crystal Plus glass version
The multi-faceted Scala range includes a drawer solution with a height of 90 mm, a snugly fitting railing version as well as a closed drawer with a height of 186 mm. A special highlight of the modular Scala family is the generously sized Crystal Plus glass version. Product designer Stefan Ambrozus, who accompanied the development process, enthuses: "This maximum, unobstructed view into the drawers is very luxurious."
Extremely simple processing and installation
During the development of Nova Pro Scala special attention was paid to simple processing. The cabinet dimensions and drilled holes of the standardised Nova Pro technology remain the same. Pre-fitted glass holders on the Nova Pro Crystal Plus make work even easier. Neither solution requires gluing, drilling or tensioning of the filling elements. In addition, Nova Pro Crystal Plus features an innovative clip technology; the design components can be fitted firmly and without tools just as easily as changing batteries.
The modular front connection on the drawers guarantees maximum stability with minimum part complexity. The drawers and fronts can therefore be easily replaced.
Process advantages before functional advantages
Production of the new Nova Pro range, for which an innovative laser welding technology was developed, requires 40 percent less processing time. The Toyota principle dictates very conscious and responsible use of resources and efficient coordination of processes. GRASS is therefore able to benefit from the process advantages of the optimised assembly line. Nova Pro Scala is a premium product that enables efficient manu-facturing and as a result guarantees a high level of competitiveness."You could say that we offer our customers a comprehensive worry-free package," emphasises Thomas Müller.
With this smart overall package GRASS has succeeded in "meeting the requirements of our customers from A to Z," Thomas Müller continues. He mainly regards the perspectives of the maximum scalability of the system as the response to the urgent requests of furniture designers, manufacturers and carpenters for differentiation options. "Nova Pro Sca-la resolves an apparently irreconcilable contradiction -being unique with one single system."Another benchmark level in the Nova Pro success story has therefore begun.
The Nova Pro Scala range will be available at outlets in the summer of 2016.
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