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Rethinking the corner, CORNERSTONE: the innovative corner cabinet solution from Vauth-Sagel

Sep 30, 2015

Appropriately and comfortably utilising existing spaces

There are corners in kitchens across the globe waiting to be discovered. Because while many kitchens are designed to incorporate corners, the existing space is frequently not correctly exploited, neglected or even forgotten – in many designs, the corners do not play a key role. Vauth-Sagel thinks differently, Vauth-Sagel rethinks the corner: with the CORNERSTONE corner cabinet solutions, the owner-run family company opens up a completely new perspective and places the corner centre-stage – storage space is efficiently used and the entire contents comfortably and clearly extended from the cabinet.

Corners make a difference: there are some that have decided on the outcome of Football World Cups. The striking Flatiron Building in New York is one of the most famous corner buildings in the world. And then there are those corners just waiting to be discovered. In kitchens, for example. Most kitchens run across at least one corner, with two runs meeting each other. Underneath is an attractive space of around 60 by 60 centimetres, which is frequently left unused – or used with less comfortable, simple shelf solutions offering users only insufficient access to stored items. For this reason, the corner cabinet offers huge potential for effectively exploiting storage space, particularly in smaller spaces.

With the CORNERSTONE, Vauth-Sagel has now taken this space from out of the shadows. The innovative solutions allow the corner cabinet to glide out of corners ‒ moving previously difficult-to-reach items into the view of the beholder in the process.

Rethinking the corner – comfortable utilizing spaces

A simple and equally brilliantly-conceived system solution makes it possible. CORNERSTONE is a swivelling system component for corner cabinets that automatically extends the entire contents out of the cabinet upon opening the door. Here, the travel path is controlled and is confined to the area of the corner cabinet carcass. This offers the advantage that utilising neighbouring cabinets or the dishwasher, for example, is not impeded. The opening angle of just 85 degrees has been optimised in a way that the corner cabinet does not impact with other front panels, handles or walls. With a flick of the wrist, the user can access small items just as easily as larger kitchen utensils. And closing the cabinets is also possible with a small movement of the door ‒ with the shelf elements retreat virtually silently back into the corner cabinet.

Two strong characters:

With two targeted design variants, Vauth-Sagel will be launching its new product family of corner cabinet solutions at the interzum 2015: the CORNERSTONE and the CORNERSTONE MAXX. The CORNERSTONE is an all-rounder, equipped with symmetrical shelves and the corresponding mechanism, which measures just 75 millimetres in height, among other things. It is this that actually enables flexible utilisation; regardless of whether the corner cabinet is installed on the right or left. It also considerably simplifies storage. The actual installation into the carcass is extremely simple: the support arm of the CORNERSTONE merely needs to be screwed to the central post to which the other elements are also attached. Then just the shelf actuator has to be screwed to the front panel. In corner cabinets without central posts, this is carried out by means of an adapter.

The CORNERSTONE MAXX offers maximum comfort, modern design and innovative features. With their asymmetrical shape, the two shelf surfaces offer even more storage space, are heavy load-compatible as each is suitable for weights of up to 25 kilogrammes, are height-adjustable and swivel out of the carcass to an extreme extent. Once again, the travel is controlled, although the shelves extend themselves and, when required, silently and autonomously retract back into the cabinet. The CORNERSTONE MAXX offers superlative travel comfort. And, needless to say, this solution is also easy to install: just five steps are required for the CORNERSTONE MAXX to be fully-functional. The central installation of the mechanism is by means of just a column that is centrally positioned in all cabinet types. The low height of the mechanism, measuring in at just 58 millimetres, is clear evidence that the designers and engineers worked in close collaboration.

The CORNERSTONE will be premièring at the leading interzum world trade fair, taking place between May 5 and 8, 2015. In Cologne, the new corner cabinet solutions will be presented in four different theme worlds, each staged with its own unique product design. So, visitors can look forward not only to experiencing new comfort features, they can also acquire an insight into the diverse design options offered by the CORNERSTONE. Vauth-Sagel – rethinking the corner. 

About Vauth-Sagel
For over 50 years, the owner-run family company has been developing, manufacturing and distributing system components of various materials for the medical/care, automotive and caravanning sectors as well as innovative storage space systems for the kitchen and furniture industry. Furthermore, the company offers complete office and care solutions for customers across the globe. To this end, Vauth-Sagel specifically deploys its many years of wire, steel, sheet metal, wood and plastic material competencies. Around 850 employees develop and manufacture far more than 85 million ‘Made in Germany’ quality products each year. In-house logistics and a global sales and distribution team round off the tailored range of products and services for clients throughout the world.

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