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AGE EXPLORER®

Perfect motion for years to come

A new kitchen is usually a big purchase. Once installed, it’s hard to change. Kitchens last about 20 years on average. So your kitchen should not only meet your current requirements, but also those of the future. To predict those future needs, it's a good idea to investigate the requirements of kitchen users of all ages. Blum uses an age simulator – the AGE EXPLORER® – to this end.

Know today what your requirements might be tomorrow

The AGE EXPLORER® allows you to actually feel what it’s like to have physical limitations. Wear the suit and find out for yourself what special needs you will have when, for example, using your kitchen. AGE EXPLORER® is a trademark of the Meyer-Hentschel Institute.

Feel the impact of old age within minutes

Various components simulate physical limitations such as stiff joints, muscle fatigue and impaired vision and hearing. To keep the simulation as realistic as possible, the suit is worn for at least 2 hours.

Products that offer top quality motion for everyone

The AGE EXPLORER® supports the development of products that provide long-term, ergonomic benefits to kitchen users. The insights we gain from AGE EXPLORER tests are incorporated into the development of new products.

Think ahead when buying a new kitchen

Make sure you have the right equipment before you buy your new kitchen, and everyday kitchen use will be easy and enjoyable for many years to come.

Kitchen chores made easy

Tests have shown that shelves in base units are a problem, especially for people with movement limitations. Pull-outs are more ergonomic and easier to use.

Everything at a glance

Wall cabinets with lift systems give you easy access to interiors. They are easy to open and glide up and out of your way. AVENTOS lift systems hold in any position and close softly and effortlessly with BLUMOTION.

Good ergonomics even in corners

Bending and kneeling down can be quite a hassle. Blum's SPACE CORNER cabinet is extremely practical. Items such as bowls, provisions and even cooking utensils can be stored away and removed with ultimate ease.

Effortless opening

You can open pull-outs with your hip, knee or toe with the SERVO-DRIVE electrical or TIP-ON BLUMOTION mechanical opening support system. A single touch suffices. No hands, no bending down. Easy.

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