Digital networking in modern living worlds
Integrated and digital – Häfele, the international market leader in furniture fittings technology, electronic access control systems and LED lighting for furniture and rooms, made its appearance at interzum with ambitious claims. Under the motto “Thinking ahead”, the company presented a firework of innovations that are ready for the market, which will facilitate and enrich the lives of its partners in the furniture industry and joiner/cabinet maker area as well as their customers starting immediately.
Häfele stood on the podium three times with its new products at the interzum award 2019. The smart Häfele Connect Mesh system with its innovative firmware, wall switch, and remote control, the new filigree flap fitting for furniture, Free Space, and the Easiness furniture fittings with tool-less installation (claw connector, rear panel connector, and furniture knob) were all awarded for high product quality.
The digital networking of living rooms and other living environments was the big topic of the present and future at the trade fair in Cologne at the Häfele trade fair booth. Häfele shone, on the one hand, with tangible products – e.g. with Loox5, the 5th generation of the LED lighting system and its intelligent connectivity to the smart world of living.
Market-ready innovations and visions for the furniture world
But again and again, interzum is also the place for visions of the future, e.g. for looking at where the journey in terms of digital networking will continue. Digitalisation will only have a secure future in the furniture and living environment, Häfele is sure about that, if it meets the demands of furniture manufacturers and the convenience of users alike. Digitalisation must therefore be easy to implement, both in terms of integration into the furniture and in terms of its operation. Therefore, whenever “Thinking ahead.”, it is always important to keep our eyes on easiness as a guide. The task of furniture industry suppliers therefore has to be both, integrated and digital, says Häfele. That is the only way to succeed.
On an exhibition space of 1480 square meters, Häfele’s international trade fair team demonstrated how much the company has internalised this high standard and is therefore able to implement it in practice and get the industry excited.
Digital networking, innovative furniture technology, and integrated solutions: all this was impressively brought to live at the trade fair booth in Cologne for visitors from all over the world. With the Häfele product range and the many new products, the smart world can be easily implemented by both, joiners/cabinet makers and the furniture industry.
“Smart furniture meets smart home” – what seemed more like a pie in the sky at interzum two years ago, the Häfele Connect Mesh technology makes now possible to do in no time at all. The company provided proof of competence using the example of a micro-apartment, networked with smart components, and a kitchen with sophisticated lighting and integrated sound, controlled by a smartphone or tablet.
Häfele Connect – the system that grows with its tasks.
Living becomes digital. In other words: Different devices, systems, and network platforms need to speak a common language to make digital life as easy as possible. Häfele Connect brings these components together and ensures that they are able to communicate with each other – with a coordinated system that is gradually expandable at any time. The “translators” are either the Häfele Connect chip, as the heart of the Häfele Connect Mesh system, or the Häfele Connect Hub, depending on the following networking tasks: Wireless networking of all Häfele lights, networked Häfele systems and components, integration of external devices and platforms, and integration into smart third-party systems.
More light in furniture and rooms
Anyone interested in new ideas will find them at Häfele. The future has already begun in many areas, with Loox5, the new generation of the LED lighting range, for example. It will be available from autumn 2019 and makes the quantum leap, becoming a turbocharger for the electrification in furniture and the connection to the room light. Loox5 is strong enough for the high demands of modern design with light, but at the same time extremely easy to plan, easy to install, and easy to control. Loox5 also lays the foundation for Häfele’s new, smart product range. With the Häfele Connect Mesh app, networking and control of smart Häfele products, including the connection to third-party systems, becomes a reality.