Air, light, water: accessory innovations for the kitchen living space
The new products which Naber will be showing at the area30 from 14 to 19 September in Löhne improve and embellish life and work in the kitchen and home. With innovations in ventilation and lighting technology, in assembly materials and in the sink and faucets segment, the kitchen accessories specialist reacts imaginatively to changes in consumer behaviour and sets the trend.
On 24 May we welcomed a high-ranking delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs and executives as guests in the context of a "Kitchen-Tour" organised by the AMK subsidiary Greater China. The 23 participants also included Mao Zhongqun, CEO of the market leader Fotile. Among other things, the top-level kitchen appliance manufacturer produces and distributes high-quality European design extractor hoods worldwide.
The kitchen accessories specialist Naber is one of Germany’s innovation leaders, as a recently published study confirms. On behalf of the F.A.Z. Institute, a subsidiary of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the economic research company Prognos evaluated millions of patent applications filed by German companies worldwide within the last ten years based on the "Worldwide Patent Statistical Database" of the European Patent Office. In so doing, they not only looked at the number of patents, but also their influence on other inventions and how different they are from previous inventions.
With the "Winner" label for COMPAIR® GREENflow, the kitchen accessories specialist Naber is among the recipients of the German Innovation Award 2019. The modular recirculating air filter system was recognised by the German Design Council as an innovation performance of international ranking in the category "Excellence in Business to Consumer – Kitchen".
Kitchen accessories for feel-good concepts that connect different living areas
Living areas are now less clearly separated from each other than they were just a few years ago, and premium kitchen accessories are spurring this trend. Alongside the classic kitchen themes of built-in sinks and ventilation technology, at the interzum 2019 in Cologne Naber put the focus on lighting concepts that connect different areas, as well as on the award-winning utensils box Cox Work®. With this, the broadly-based kitchen accessories specialist proves that even within the waste collection range it is possible to develop a product that also provides outstanding service outside of the kitchen.
Ground-breaking innovations in kitchen ventilation technology provide for a healthy indoor climate in numerous buildings in Europe and beyond: the modular recirculating air filter system COMPAIR® GREENflow and the particularly stable air duct system COMPAIR STEEL flow® were intensively examined and discussed by the trade visitors to this year’s küchenwohntrends.
Three design and innovation awards have been joined by a fourth: the portable utensils box Cox Work® was honoured at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019 and received the Red Dot. It is part of the Naber Cox® waste collection programme, but also convinces outside of the kitchen as a very useful storage container. Once again, a panel of experts has issued Cox Work® an internationally recognised certificate for outstanding design quality, as well as for its innovation potential and long service life.
Above all because of the high quality standards, the product feature "Made in Germany" generates a great deal of trust among Chinese consumers and companies, as Naber found out in discussions with trade fair visitors to the AWE Shanghai. In the heavily frequented "German Kitchen Pavilion" at the Appliance & Electronics World Expo 2019, one of the world's largest consumer fairs for household appliances and electronics, the company presented high-performance kitchen ventilation technology and its versatile waste collector range.
New facts on the theme of extractor hoods in the kitchen
A large-scale study has laid important foundations for the selection, dimensioning and positioning of extractor systems. The most important types and operating modes were compared. The interaction of exhaust air and recirculating air systems with home ventilation and single room furnaces was also examined. A free planning guide is available for kitchen professionals and interested kitchen furniture buyers.
At the interzum, the showplace for international new products, Naber inspires visitors with design trends for more pleasure and convenience in the everyday world of the kitchen. At stand E 58 in hall 7.1 of Cologne’s trade fair, the accessory specialist is set to showcase creative lighting, sink and waste collector design along with convincing new developments in kitchen ventilation technology.
Time-saving work processes in the kitchen increase the pleasure of cooking. The perfection of the kitchen accessories is based on well-conceived design, the best materials and pinpoint lighting. Even those things that escape attention serve the stylishly confident staging of taste and individuality: powerful ventilation technology and smart operating functions – for example, for controlling light scenarios. Naber kitchen accessories pursue the goals of top quality and everyday convenience in all product ranges.
The modular furniture series Concept Kitchen from n by Naber creates kitchens that are flexible and convertible. They can be relocated, extended and repurposed. Also in offices, cafes, bistros and other business premises, the multifunctional system furniture embodies a dynamically open interior design style. Since mid-January, they have now been used to stage the fascinating results from the international porcelain workshop "KAHLA kreativ – Tasting Tomorrow".
Visitors to the Munich Rosenthal Store experience a fascinating ambience with a wall and shelf design that partially reflects the porcelain production. The unforgettable store concept of the designer Kilian Schindler very skillfully emphasises the artisic aspect of the craft and was awarded the iF Design Award 2019 – in the catategory "Interior Architecture/Shops and Showrooms".
The visitors to Naber’s trade fair stand at the LivingKitchen in Cologne found themselves moving, to a certain degree, through the results of the company’s product development. With its colourfully effective stand design, Naber presented its innovative strength with its own mature and visionary products from the segments of ventilation and lighting technology, waste collectors and modular furniture for indoor and outdoor scenarios.
Within the context of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Interior, prestigious jurors had more than 500 submissions to assess. Among them was the recirculating air filter system COMPAIR® GREENflow, specially designed by the Naber development team for downdraft fans. The modular filter solution can be integrated into any closed down-draft system to avoid moisture damage and mould formation in the base area of base cabinets.
For the particularly stable metal air duct system COMPAIR STEEL flow®, the kitchen specialist Naber is to receive the rating "Special Mention" in the category "Kitchen" of the German Design Award 2019. The jury for the internationally acclaimed award, consisting of renowned German design experts, honours the design quality of the kitchen ventilation system, which meets the higher requirements of international fire protection regulations for kitchen ventilation installatiions.
Life in and with the kitchen is becoming increasingly experimental and creative. Cooking and dining are becoming journeys of discovery, whose starting point does not necessarily have to be in the traditional kitchen area. With the mobile module kitchen Concept Kitchen by n by Naber, the individual cooking workshop can be set up anywhere where gourmet events are to take place – also outside on the balcony, terrace or in the garden. This freedom of design, which has been expanded with new system elements and a second, anthracite-like product colour, can be experienced in various scenarios at the LivingKitchen 2019.
The range of kitchen ventilation systems and components has grown steadily over the past few years, also thanks to numerous innovations from Naber. The market leader in kitchen ventilation systems has launched a service website that makes the knowledge generated over decades freely accessible.
The hot summer temperatures on the last days of the fair meant that many visitors to the area30 not only wanted to deal with ventilation technology in the context of the kitchen, but also in the trade fair hall. With COMPAIR® GREENflow and COMPAIR STEEL flow®, Naber "only" presented solutions for healthy indoor air in the kitchen – however, due to their outstanding quality and effectiveness, these proved to be a strong magnet for the trade visitors on all the days of the fair.