A message from our Silver Sponsor, Hettich

The link between design and quality of life has long been established, though the extent to which the former impacts the latter is still being investigated. Recently, tech giant HTC surveyed more than 2100 participants from seven countries, including Australia, China, the UK, and the USA. According to 29% of respondents, well-designed objects that were both beautiful and functional triggered positive emotions such as calmness and contentment.

Interior design is reflecting this, 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 matte 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.

Similarly, 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.

Learn more about Hettich’s aesthetic (and supremely functional) products here.