Well-designed objects that are both beautiful and functional trigger positive emotions such as calmness and contentment. In the last part of this three-part series, Hettich explores aesthetics and present ways that Hettich hardware can achieve contemporary design along with ergonomics and functionality. Offering designers unmatched design flexibility, sliding and folding doors can be specified in a virtually unlimited range of materials and finishes.
As always, aesthetics are a key driver of residential design. Many of today’s homes favour a clean, contemporary look with minimal fittings and adornments. Interior design is moving toward an increasingly minimal aesthetic that values subtlety, elegance, and the removal of clutter. Sliding doors — alongside handle-free drawer or cupboard door options — facilitate all of these characteristics, employing large surface fronts that act as a blank canvas for design creativity.
Offering designers unmatched design flexibility, sliding and folding doors can be specified in a virtually unlimited range of materials and finishes. From matt finish laminate to smooth, subtly reflective surfaces and even mirrored doors, sliding doors can be customised to suit any space. The sheer versatility of sliding door products on the market means that there is something to suit every budget and aesthetic. Newer models of sliding door systems can also be specified so that the panels sit flush with another when they are closed and no gaps between panels are visible when they are in operation.
In a similar manner, the pared-back design of many contemporary drawers and cupboard doors can be customised to meet the demands of a modern residential brief. Thanks to concealed components, smooth handleless fronts, and availability in a breadth of colours, textures, and finishes, cupboards and drawers can harmonise effortlessly with other interior elements, creating a unified, pleasing aesthetic.
For areas where space is less constrained, folding doors pose another contemporary, alternative to hinged doors. Ideal for wardrobes or other environments where a panoramic view of contents is required, fully integrated and concealed components lend folding doors a clean, streamlined look.