Clever and well designed interior storage solutions are now getting the attention they deserve. Whether it’s down to the rise of concealed kitchens and integrated living spaces, or a desire for a sense of control over the clutter and busyness of everyday life, storage solutions have never been so popular. Luxury German kitchen manufacturer SieMatic has long understood the importance of well designed interiors and has just announced a series of new additions to its award-winning system that given even more choice to personalise storage.
A new range of innovative and highly functional intersecting aluminium panels is now available which can be used to compartmentalise the interior space of the drawer. The insert panels can be added, moved or removed at any time to accommodate items of different sizes. This allows the interior to be personalised making it completely individual to the user and helping to keep things organised.
Giving the drawers a level of finesse, the aluminium panels match the external aluminium surrounding edges of the drawer and frame providing continuity and a neutral base from which to personalise the drawer.
The internal base of the drawer also provides further room for customisation and a choice of trendy materials to choose from. Decadent and timeless, the new dark smoked chestnut finish is the perfect choice for creating a dramatic backdrop for cutlery and utensils. This finish is not painted or stained; it's smoked to ensure a depth of colour that will not pick up light scratches. SieMatic's popular light oak option is also available for a brighter and more Scandinavian style look. Both wooden finishes present a beautifully textured surface which adds depth to the surrounding satin aluminium panels and frame. These can be specified with the grooved Grip Deck surface to help prevent items from moving inside the drawer.
A third option can also be applied to the base of the drawer which gives the contents added stability; SieMatic's new Flock2Block. It provides a secure surface and it comes in a dark grey finish which co-ordinates well with the other finishes. This non-slip material is also partially applied to the base of the internal components such as SieMatic's porcelain containers. This forms a strong connection between the drawer and its contents, preventing movement which could lead to damage or disorder to the contents. This innovation is currently patent pending.
A new integrated USB charging station can also be integrated into SieMatic's internal cabinets and the Flock2Block surface is used to protect tablets and smartphones from scratches.
SieMatic's UK Managing Director, Bernard Otulakowski comments, "the internal cabinetry of a kitchen can often be overlooked, but it is in here that you find the real beating heart of a kitchen. Whether it's organising your herbs and spices or looking after precious items such as an antique cake slice that has been passed from generation to generation, you have to invest in good quality storage to take care of these items. There's something undeniably satisfying about opening a drawer and finding everything in its right place. It makes the kitchen feel that bit more special when you open the drawers and it is as beautiful in the inside as it is on the outside. It also makes sure you get the most out of you interiors as the space can be used efficiently".