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28th January 2021
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Just when you thought you knew it all...
As I've so often said, one of the beauties of visiting a show in this industry is the ability it gives you to touch things. Come across a manufacturer of opening systems for cabinet furniture and what do you do? Open every cupboard and drawer that's within touching distance, then close it again!
But what we didn't realise is that there's actually a knack to how you do it.
John and I clearly don't get out enough because it had never occurred to us that these opening/closing systems shouldn't be put in a uniform place on the cupboards, but should be sited for ease of use. For example, the higher cupboards should have their critical contact points at the bottom corner so users can reach them, whereas the critical contact points for cupboards and drawers near the floor, should be at the top of those cabinets to prevent users from having to bend. Totally logical and our thanks to Walter Gosling for keeping a straight face...
Salice was, we understand, the first company to patent concealed hinges and a pioneer of the concept of soft-closing for doors and drawers. We were impressed by the company's Co-planar sliding systems, the Eclipse pocket door and the new Lapis hinge system.
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