Häfele: Beauty in Universal Design at KBIS 2013

Spotted at Häfele’s KBIS 2013 Booth

Hafele Universal Design Modern Kitchen Vignette | The Decorating Diva, LLCEasy access to cooktop for wheel chair bound individuals & ergonomic hardware handles for easy access to cabinets and drawers.

Since my first Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in 2009, I have eagerly evangelized for Universal Design and I enthusiastically embrace companies that “really get it” and don’t just give the concept lip-service for the sake of publicity. Häfele is a company that gets it. They teamed with Jenn-Air, Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry and Showplace Cabinetry, and renowned designer, Mary Jo Peterson to smartly design and develop several vignettes throughout their KBIS 2013 booth showcasing the beauty of Universal Design.

Hafele representive demonstrating universal design features | The Decorating Diva, LLCCabinet doors easily pull out and effortlessly slide for nearly effortless access.

The Häfele representatives I spoke with at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show were well acquainted with all the features of the cabinet systems and the Universal Design aspects of each and every product.

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 KBIS New Orleans (311)LED lights illuminate flatware drawer equipped with foil and plastic wrap dispenser.

LED lights in cabinet with storage drawers | The Decorating Diva, LLCFabulous cabinet storage solutions with easy glide pull out drawers and LED lighting -so no more fumbling in dark cabinets. Love that feature.

Hafele organized, lighted storage pantry solution | The Decorating Diva, LLCOrganized  and well-lit pantry system that makes storing and retrieving dry goods and other groceries a true joy.

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