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Innovations from LEICHT for 2022: vertical, horizontal, spoiled for choice


With the new products from LEICHT for 2022, the company is once again positioning itself as a leading furniture brand with architectural awareness. ALURO is complemented by a horizontal aluminum kitchen front in addition to the vertical BOSSA surface. The new PEARL coating also puts an end to the monotony of smooth matt lacquer.

EASY keeps the kitchen world in suspense. For several years now, the people of Baden-Württemberg have been setting the tone when it comes to Innovations in the kitchen industry goes. That the kitchen manufacturer founded in 1928 has existed on the kitchen market for a very long time along a number of well-known and often mentioned traditional companies such as SieMatic and Poggenpohl, is sometimes lost in the reporting. LEICHT is always referred to as a young, modern kitchen company, and the people of Waldstetten do everything to maintain this image.

What is behind it?  One of the innovations from LEICHT for 2022. Will this be a trend for the coming years?  (Photo: LEICHT)
What is behind it? One of the innovations from LEICHT for 2022. Will this be a trend for the coming years? (Photo: LEICHT)

LEICHT kitchens: little known to consumers, setting the tone in the kitchen industry

It was different for a long time; LEICHT swam with the stream of countless German kitchen manufacturers. In 1975 the family owned company was even sold to a furniture holding company. Still know today according to a digital survey * only around 12% of consumers the LEICHT brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And yet: in the industry, the company is considered a leader in itself has been up and running for a few years. Many other manufacturers are left behind – or at least diligently imitate the ideas and designs.

With a lot of self-confidence and even more skill, LEICHT has proven, especially in the past two years, that you are very comfortable develop from a kitchen brand to a home furniture manufacturer and can move up from a well-paid, medium-priced kitchen to the premium league. The feeling for colors, emotions and furnishing decor goes with one The urge to innovate hand in hand. And they are more and more of an architectural nature.

Innovations from LEICHT for 2022: new technology, new optics, new application possibilities

Anyone looking for real visions of the future in the kitchen industry will find what they are looking for at LEICHT. So also with the Innovations from LEICHT for 2022: underneath there is one new technology in the drawer extensionthat remains largely invisible. Innovative is also a Surface range in mother-of-pearl lookwhich, with its shimmering acrylic surface, creates a conscious contrast to the favorite matt lacquer trend in the kitchen and creates a unique depth effect.

That the vertical Surface program “BOSSA” with linear wooden sticks from 2020 is already being copied several times this year by the competition, appears as a side note. LEICHT has long been presenting it as Cladding for stylish sideboards and bathroom walls. The view goes forward – not back.

Innovations from LEICHT for 2022, 1) The M8 frame

The M8 frame, i.e. the side panel of pull-outs and drawers, gets its name from its impressive filigree thickness of only 8 millimeters. No metal rail or hinge disturbs the view of the fully extended drawer system. This is due to its processing as a Underfloor frame: instead of being attached to the side to compensate for the load on the drawer on both sides, the fastening moves under their bottom. High-performance rails can carry loads of up to 70 kg without any problems, and the solidly welded M8 frame from LEICHT guarantees a reliable stability despite long-term use.

Buyers may not notice the difference so quickly, but they can look forward to the seamless, puristic design convince in the studio on site. The technology of the pull-out system is kept hidden and allows the drawer, cover and body to merge as a perfect unity of form and functionality.

As you can see, you don't see anything: the M8 underfloor frame ensures that the focus when pulling out is now on design - and not technology.  (Photo: LEICHT)
As you can see, you don’t see anything: the M8 underfloor frame ensures that the focus when pulling out is now on design – and not technology. (Photo: LEICHT)

Innovations from LEICHT for 2022, 2) The mother-of-pearl effect: the PEARL surface

This is clearer Surface program PEARL among the innovations from LEICHT for 2022. It seems like the company is trying to shake a vaunted trend in order to finally bring some news to the kitchen world. Wherever you look: Matt lacquer has finally replaced the high-gloss lacquer of the 2000s. The material is often more noble and calmer in its execution. LEICHT also relies on matt surfaces with Fenix ​​and laminate as well as opaque matt lacquer.

With PEARL EASILY breaks up this monotony and presents a surface on its carrier plate a 2 millimeter thick acrylic material is upset. The irregular patina plays with light reflections: incident light illuminates the acrylic body from the inside out and can do so unusual depth effect produce. The result is a subtle shimmer that reinterprets the luxury of the kitchen space and for glamorous, relaxing accents in the puristic matt lacquer gradient.

PEARL by LEICHT is in two different shades be available and should significantly underline the aesthetic and timeless kitchen architecture of the company.

A shiny shimmer that breaks with the restrained matt lacquer surface: PEARL brings shiny accents into the kitchen area.  (Photo: LEICHT)
A shiny shimmer that breaks with the restrained matt lacquer surface: PEARL brings shiny accents into the kitchen area. (Photo: LEICHT)

Innovations from LEICHT for 2022, 3) BOSSA also in the bathroom

When LEICHT presented the BOSSA surface range in autumn 2020, once again underlining its claim as an architectural planning brand, you could literally hear a murmur going through the kitchen industry. BOSSA was new and spectacularly different: instead of a smooth front, narrow wooden bars attached vertically next to each other decorate the surface of the kitchen and convey a homely character. Create the sticks that are 5 millimeters apart a 3D effectthat fascinates and lets the eye rest benevolently on it.

Since then, vertical lines have increasingly found their way into the trade fair innovations of other manufacturers. In its own news from LEICHT for 2022, the company is building the Design options with BOSSA due to the success.

Visitors to the architecture workshop in Löhne could not only see the delicate surface of BOSSA as a elegant wall design im consider the transition from kitchen to living room, but also as a Wall cladding in the bathroomthat creates a warm and inviting spa atmosphere in the room that was once dominated by tiles.

LEICHT still has big plans: the real wood program can in the dining and living area and dressing room can be used in the same way as in the hallway or entrance hall. The luxurious elegance with a Scandinavian, homely touch comes into its own when it is indirectly backlit.

BOSSA was so well received in 2021 that LEICHT expanded the design with the vertical surface range - here as an example for walls and bathrooms.  (Photo: LEICHT)
BOSSA was so well received in 2021 that LEICHT expanded the design with the vertical surface range – here as an example for walls and bathrooms. (Photo: LEICHT)

Innovations from LEICHT for 2022, 4) aluminum wall panels ALURO

Whom BOSSA might be too cozy, too dominant, possibly even too vertical is ordered, the may have a another novelty of the Swabian brand: that ALURO program sees one horizontal Structure of all furniture modules and combines this classic, geometric form of division with cool and smooth materials.

The focus of ALURO’s kitchen design is an aluminum wall panel in oxide bronze, the in the middle of the countertop is embedded and protrudes into the air. She deliberately plays with the break in a clear and evenly planned kitchen.

the high wall panels houses a wall-mounted fitting as well as individually plannable, open wall shelves effective LED backlighting. You can cook and wash up around them at the kitchen counter – no practical use, but one that complies with the phenomenon of “half open kitchen“Paying attention again. If the row is planned to stand alone in the room, no important function should be entered at the rear in order to avoid long walking distances while working in the kitchen. However, the area can still be used as a transition to the living area with bookshelf and display cabinet.

To the shimmering gray Aluminum bronze A dark stone island block is combined for the innovations from LEICHT for 2022. “ROCCA“(Execution: nero san marcos satined) brings an effective, albeit subtle, touch to the kitchen show. The highlights of the majestic, heavy stone block are noble, Mitred side finishes, which gives the kitchen island a uniform shape – optically almost “from a single source”.

Metallic effect, horizontal division - and grows out of the middle of the kitchen unit: ALURO by LEICHT is a bold architectural approach.  (Photo: LEICHT)
Metallic effect, horizontal division – and grows out of the middle of the kitchen unit: ALURO by LEICHT is a bold architectural approach. (Photo: LEICHT)

Conclusion on the innovations from LEICHT for 2022

The kitchen industry has to admit without envy that LEICHT der currently leading kitchen manufacturer for innovative premium surfaces and design ideas is. It remains very exciting to see how long the principle “often copied – never achieved” will last. Meanwhile, LEICHT is developing further into the luxury segment for kitchens, which will reduce sales figures in the long term, but should be good for the uniqueness of the kitchens.

It is said that the EuroCucina in Milan in April 2022 will set the course for the next two years. Waldstetten will probably set the tone as to where exactly it is going.

* https: //www.kuechenplaner-magazin.de/themen/detail/news/wie-es-die-konsumenten-sehen/

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