area30 2019 summary
Career start for imaginative new developments
Innovations in the built-in sink segment as well as in ventilation and lighting technology received special attention and were intensively discussed at the Naber stand at the area30. They represent practical and aesthetically convincing solutions for current customer needs and are very likely to strengthen or even spark off one or the other kitchen accessory trend.
In everyday kitchen work, the highest demands are placed on the sink and the faucet, especially when there is only little space for this duo. Naber’s high-quality new developments ensure that the built-in sink is a resourceful element in the kitchen furnishings which offers a whole range of options for use.
The versatile "PickUP" models from the NABER-CONTURA® ceramic built-in sink segment were presented to the trade visitors. In four colour schemes and with the substructure, flush-mounted and above-counter built-in variants, they impress with their two-level sink design: the platform, which can be used as a draining area, reduces the size of the lower bowl, which saves water in many tasks.
Despite the characteristic radiance of ceramics, the sink segment is dominated by the neutrally coloured material stainless steel. The "Corno" stainless steel series from Naber in durable 1-mm material thickness and with a particularly silky surface now also includes a sink/faucet combination with a steplessly swivelling window faucet, the "Corno Turno". A two-piece cover fully or partially transforms the single bowl into an additional work surface, whereby the tilting of the faucet and the vertically flowing water jet are still guaranteed.
New technologies for healthy indoor air
In the area of ventilation technology, at the area30 the market leader Naber presented an innovation for exhaust air systems which guides the vapours from a downdraft extractor in a freestanding cooking island to the outside. In this case, the shortest route is via an air duct installed in the floor structure or under the basement ceiling, and instead of the wall conduct, it requires a new air outlet technology installed under the turf. For this, Naber has developed the COMPAIR® Tower. The THERMOBOX and a condensation drain are integrated. It is mounted directly on the wall or in the garden. With its matt stainless-steel surface, it blends harmoniously into any environment.
To also make exhaust air systems possible in highly-insulated buildings and to provide the kitchen users with more convenience when it comes to the aspect "exhaust air needs supply air", Naber has brought the COMPAIR® BIXO Balance® onto the market. The supply air operation of this technologically new flap-free closing system is electronically controlled in a way that is entirely self- sufficient. Thus, the set which was exhibited at a trade fair for the first time consists of a supply air and exhaust air wall conduct and provides an automatic air supply during the operation of the extractor hood. It is equipped with a tight-closing membrane and guarantees barrier-free air flow during hood operation and a fully insulated seal when not in operation.
For circulating air solutions, the performance of the extractor hood correlates with the performance of the filters – regular filter changes are required. The activated carbon filters of the COMPAIR® GREENflow system can be regenerated several times before they need to be replaced. The exact time for the filter change or regeneration is clearly indicated by COMPAIR Control® with the aid of an acoustic signal. The control unit calculates the load of up to four filters based on the air pressure and the operating time of the extractor hood. The calculation is always reset when the filter box that the control unit is mounted on is opened.
Control LED lights by voice command
Individual lighting concepts that enhance well-being can be controlled even more smartly if, in addition to remote control and app, this is also possible by voice command. At the Naber Stand G 51, numerous area30 visitors were shown how the LUMICA® LIC LED system can be integrated into the smart home wireless standard ZigBee: the newly developed platform for the centralised or decentralised control of several – also different – LED lights is connected via a bridge, such as "Hue" from Philips, with the wireless standard. The interface between the LIC LED system and the voice control is made by a smart speaker such as "Google Home" or "Amazon Echo".
With the extension of the Naber kitchen accessories catalogues on time for the important trade fair date in Löhne, the range of LED lights has once again increased. New dimmable LED lights for installation from below, lit shelves or glass shelf lights with colour change function open up a wide spectrum for creative light scenarios in the kitchen as well as the dining and living area.
The comparatively small but resourceful tools of the MONTEC® installation accessories: the mounting frame "Flex Frame", the "Energy box" and the four-way distributor "Water Box" received a similar amount of attention as the inspiring Concept Kitchen modular furniture series and the expressive TABLON® interior.
Career start for imaginative new developments – 26.09.2019
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