Häfele, the international expert for hardware technology and electronic access control systems will respond to the questions about the future of the industry with its usual forward-looking approach and a comprehensive view of the furniture industry. In the face of rising real estate prices around the world and constantly shrinking work and living spaces, clever solutions are being asked for. In the Häfele world, “More life per square metre” is the response to this challenge. “More life” means more comfort, convenience and functionality for furniture.

The constant observation of trends and constantly changing social demands for comfortable furniture with additional functional features is the basis for Häfele’s own comprehensive expertise in furniture matters. During interzum the trendscouts’ insights were presented as clever applications and creative solutions.

Innovative hardware technology by Häfele makes this a possibility. Hardware technology that is easily integrated into a furniture builders design, production and logistics while meeting the consumers’ demands for comfortable simplicity.

The international group of companies demonstrated its visitors from around the world how all these challenges are met by one supplier under the motto “Easiness. Engineered by Häfele.“ Two main exhibit areas covered the spectrum of Häfele’s expertise ranging from innovation, new products and hardware specific highlights to inspiration for furniture solutions. In addition the exhibit offered large spaces dedicated to communication, discussions about the business, market trends and whatever else is on the minds of visitors attending the large industry marketplace at Häfele's booth every two years to connect and exchange information.

Life-Work balance – a megatrend

The inspiration area explored the global social trend of blending work and living spaces and their clever organisation with innovative furniture solutions. Working in small areas, intelligent workspaces in general, sleeping, working, cooking and communication were the themes. The furniture settings in combination with the new hardware solutions on display create a healthy and productive balance of the issues.

They create the life-work, or work-life balance as its often referred to in the industry and offer the consumer “More life per square metre”.

 

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