Häfele UK launches universal drawer range to market
Häfele UK has launched a new drawer range which offers universal functionality to equally meet the needs of kbb manufacturers, installers and end users.
The Matrix Box range is suitable for applications in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices, as well as commercial and industrial environments, and medical spaces. It allows an installer easy access in any situation, while the tool-free adjustment and removal dynamic promises to significantly speed up the installation process.
The range is available in three product lines – Matrix Box S, Matrix Box A and Matrix Box P – which each provide a soft-close finish and are available in a variety of colours. Matrix Box P is available now, in white, grey, silver, anthracite and bronze. Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A will be available in the new year, in white, grey and anthracite.
Matrix Box P, the first to launch to the UK market, is suitable for highly demanding purposes, and offers a wealth of finishes including locking, tower and sink drawer options.
It provides over-extension runner options and 35kg and 50kg weight capacities and is also the only Matrix Box line that can be delivered pre-assembled with a rear panel and base. It’s suitable for internal drawer stacks as well as pan drawers with rectangular or round rails, and decorative side panels in either solid or glass finishes of either 60mm or 92mm.
It’s compatible with bases of either 16mm or 18mm, while its modular system structure suits a variety of matching accessories such as internal drawer panels, bin systems, drawer inserts and handle-free drawer technology.
Matrix Box S, available in 2021, comes in frame heights between 84mm and 120mm and has a 35kg fully extended weight capacity. It has an integrated soft closing mechanism and can be comfortably accessed even in small spaces thanks to the internal adjustment system on the inside of the drawer, combining performance with exceptional value.
Elegant and streamlined design, Matrix Box A, which also launches to market next year, accommodates the increasing demand for thin-walled drawer systems. It offers three differing drawer side heights between 89mm and 175mm and a significant load bearing capacity of 30kg. It presents more usable space within the drawer due to its slim design, has a push-to-open option and offers a 4D tool-free adjustment and removal dynamic.
Both Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A are backed by Häfele’s 20-year guarantee, while Matrix Box P benefits from a 25-year guarantee.
Justin Crofts, Category Manager for Furniture Construction at Häfele UK, said: “Installers are facing increased demand to deliver customer designs faster while maintaining high levels of quality or functionality. Additionally, as the linear design of kitchens remains popular, consumers are expecting more from their drawer systems as standard, with a soft close finish now seen as a basic commodity.
“Matrix Box has been designed to meet both these needs. The installer is empowered to complete their projects more effectively, while the end user is presented with a drawer system which looks fantastic, suits their chosen style and performs to the highest Häfele quality standards.
“In Matrix Box P, we have a premium system which offers the pinnacle in performance, style and substance. Meanwhile, Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A provide an entry-level system which, though more cost-effective, doesn’t compromise on quality.
“All the Matrix drawer products – which complement both our Häfele soft-close hinges, and newly launched compact Free space flap fitting – are designed to support the industry in its choice of drawer options, all with a Hafele lifetime guarantee, as it starts to move forward from the impact of the pandemic.
“In Matrix Box, we have designed a product solution for every need, every application and every requirement. We are excited to see how the Matrix Box systems shake up kitchen installation for the better.”