Archdale, N.C. – Häfele America Co., a leading supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components, will be showcasing how the concepts of Universal Design can be brought to life in the kitchen during the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) April 19-21, in New Orleans, La. Häfele, who is displaying in booth 2221, will partner with kitchen manufacturers, Jenn-Air, Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry and Showplace Cabinetry, and renowned designer, Mary Jo Peterson, to create functional and flexible spaces that allow anyone to fully access the contents of their home, with respect for their physical abilities.

Universal Design Brings Increased Functionality to Everyone

“Our display at KBIS this year demonstrates how the combination of quality hardware, manufacturing and beautiful design can bring Universal Design to life,” explains Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co. “Häfele has always been committed to making spaces functional for everyone and now that Universal Design is becoming main stream, our experience with the principals of Universal Design is allowing us to be a leader in this growing segment.”

At the show, attendees will see examples of how Häfele’s functional hardware and LED lighting solutions, combined with expert design and quality manufacturing can create spaces that will allow anyone to easily live and work, regardless of their age, ability, or circumstance. Designers, architects and manufacturers will gain new ideas about how they can apply Universal Design principles to their businesses and offer these holistic solutions to their customers.

“Universal Design is really smart, common sense design,” says Mary Jo Peterson, whose design expertise with Universal Design can be seen throughout the Häfele booth. “Today’s culture is about embracing diversity and no one’s own living space should discriminate against them because of their age or ability.”

Häfele Booth Partners Showcase Beauty, Quality and Function in the Kitchen

The Häfele booth will feature two fully outfitted kitchens built in collaboration with several industry partners including Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry, Showplace Cabinetry, and Jenn-Air® appliances.The displays incorporate Häfele components into designs that are beautiful and functional and illustrate the possibilities Universal Design brings to the kitchen.

To learn more about how Häfele can bring functionality to you through its broad product line, please visit or visit Häfele in booth 2221 at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Source: Häfele


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