kbb Birmingham 2022: Lighting, fixtures and fittings

Armac Martin

Stand M110

The Birmingham-based hardware manufacturer will be showcasing its best-selling collections of luxury solid brass hardware, including the latest launch, Digbeth, and an exciting new finish. In addition to cabinet hardware, the company will present its range of solid brass shelf brackets and decorative grilles.

Armac Martin says this stand is its best ever. Designed by Birmingham-based interior design firm, Faber, it will have an eye-catching display of the “world’s finest solid brass cabinet hardware”.

Stand R100

The Danish handle manufacturer will be showing products from its existing portfolio alongside its new Collection 2022 by Furnipart and new Oceanix handles made from recycled plastic. UK and Danish representatives will be present on the stand at the show, along with the company’s UK distributors, the company explains: “This way, we can ensure that you’ll see the right collections and speak to the right people.” 

Stand S70

Häfele’s stand will be split into four distinct zones. Attendees will be able to explore the new Smeg appliances, which will be exclusively distributed by Häfele in the UK, as well as the latest wirework and storage innovations to make the best use of space in a kitchen. 

Häfele will reveal its full Metalla hinge range and new digital door and handle visualiser alongside its Matrix Box and Free Flap fittings ranges. Zone 3 will an interactive play area for products, where the latest colours from AluSplash collection will be on show, as well as the Loox Van, which is packed with the new Loox 5 lighting range and an immersive light show experience to demonstrate how different lighting can affect our every-day lives. Finally, in Zone 4, Häfele will demonstrate how its vast range of products can be used together to create a compact living area that the company says suits a typical modern family, while perfectly balancing style, space and functionality requirements.

Leyton Lighting
Stand N90

The UK lighting specialist will showcase a wide range of LED tapes and profiles, including dim to warm and dotless tapes and discreet motion sensors. It will also have on display its latest pendant collection, which includes glass finishes and contemporary matt white, black and copper finishes.

Leyton Lighting’s latest LED bathroom collection, meanwhile, allows customers to choose matt black finishes to complement the latest in bathroom colour trends, alongside the more traditional finishes. The Duoline track system, which gives flexibility for positioning lighting, will also be displayed.

Stand V80

On cabinet hardware specialist Titus’s stand, visitors will be see its TeraBlack products with a matte black finish and light absorbing microstructure – the new System 6 family of performance-engineered connectors for simplified cabinet assembly, and state-of-the-art dampers for cold environments that operate reliably in temperatures as low as -30°C. 

TeraBlack is much more than just another colour option, Titus says. It is, according to the brand, a unique black, non-light reflective matt finish with a highly uniform surface, and it provides a perfect response to the trend toward the use of black cabinet hardware. The flagship product in the TeraBlack range is the award-winning T-type hinge with integrated damping. Key features of these hinges are simplicity of assembly, wide tolerances, and consistent performance on a wide range of doors. 

B-type-i3 is a third-generation slide-on hinge with integrated damping, which promises to deliver consistent and reliable opening and closing performance throughout the entire life of the furniture. The extended lifecycle of B-type-i3 hinges make them an appropriate solution for a wide range of cabinet applications in bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. 

A number of other fixtures and fittings, including Quickfit TL5 Full Metal Jacket dowel connectors, System 6 connectors, Tekform Slimline Tacto, and Slidix – a  novel damping solution for use with sliding doors – will also be on show.

“At Titus, our aim is always to offer innovative and practical solutions that will give our customers the maximum possible competitive advantage,” says Phil Beddoe, general manager for UK and northern Europe.

“And I believe that the new products on show at kbb Birmingham confirm that we are successfully meeting this aim. I hope as many visitors as possible will take the opportunity to see our new developments and to discuss their potential applications and benefits with the Titus experts on our stand at the show.”

Stand T90

The Zuma is the world’s first voice-activated, virtually invisible, high-fidelity audio system that’s also a high-performance downlight, says Zuma. Ultra-compact and wireless, the company claims that its product is redefining the way we experience sound and light in the home, bringing beautiful clean ceilings to kitchens and bathrooms.

Zuma is the perfect complement to a kitchen or bathroom, removing the need for cabled smart devices on worktops or unsightly ceiling speakers. It promises unexpectedly big sound from an ultra-compact downlight, “filling the entire room with 360 audio and providing fantastic entertainment possibilities for people demanding more from their kitchens and bathrooms.”

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