Article Submitted by: Hafele America
Whether being lifted, tilted, swiveled or folded, Häfele’s exclusive Free family of flap fittings open new possibilities allowing for wide openings that let you efficiently access all the contents of your cabinet. Since doors lift up instead of out, they naturally conserve space and help avoid bumping into open cabinet doors.
“Free fittings truly add value to any kitchen – for the designer, installer and customer alike,” explains Daniel Tripp, product manager for Häfele America Co. “Beyond their compact, space-saving and highly functional design, Free fittings can be installed easily and simply with one hand saving installation time and effort.”
Equipped with feather-light movement, soft open and close, multi-position stop and push to open technology, Free flap fittings are an innovative and elegant addition to any kitchen project. Some Free fittings can also be equipped with powered open, adding additional style and ingenuity to today’s kitchen designs.
1. Free Flap
Classic opening with opening angles of 90° and 107° for flaps with medium to low height. Less space required above. Compact dimensions for cabinets low in depth. Available in two models depending on the weight of the flap.
2. Free Fold
Ideal for flaps with higher fronts. Less space required in the room when opening, and little space required above. The handle is reachable at all times. Interesting front design options.
Multi-Housing Depot’s cabinet brand, Acacia Cabinetworks, utilizes the Free Flap fitting in current projects today.