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Exploring requirements using the AgeExplorer®

Close observation

Designing functional fittings for ergonomic furniture requires a keen eye for observation. Our in-house Requirements Research Department uses this skill on a daily basis. We not only monitor how furniture is used around the world but also employ the AgeExplorer® age simulation suit as a key tool for research. The results of our detailed studies are incorporated in the development of new products and the optimisation of existing ones.

The AgeExplorer® age simulation suit

This special suit was developed in Germany by the Meyer-Hentschel Institute and simulates diminishing sight and hearing, as well as decreasing muscle strength, stiff joints and arthritis. Components such as straps, weights, goggles and special stitching allow for a realistic insight into the world of a person with physical limitations.

My day in the AgeExplorer®

The instant the wearer puts the suit on, they get a sense of just how arduous day-to-day activities can be. Blum employee Simon, architect Julia and furniture designer Jürgen all took the plunge and embarked on an exciting practical test using the special suit in their own work and home environments.

Practical solutions for different phases of life

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No bending

The AgeExplorer® clearly highlights how important it is for items to be within easy reach.

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No bending

The AgeExplorer® clearly highlights how important it is for items to be within easy reach.

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A waste bin pull-out is opened around 200,000 times over the lifetime of a kitchen.

Simply effortless

The waste bin pull-out opens at the touch of your knee or toe with the SERVO-DRIVE uno motion technology. There is no need to bend, and your hands are free to dispose of waste.

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Fronts move fully up and out of the user's way

AVENTOS wall cabinet fronts have a feather-light glide, hold in any position and close softly and effortlessly.

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Fronts move fully up and out of the user's way

AVENTOS wall cabinet fronts have a feather-light glide, hold in any position and close softly and effortlessly.

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The shelf has a load-bearing capacity of 70 kg depending on the model

Worktop on demand

A pull-out shelf with a lock-open stop is ideal for putting your laundry basket on, making it easy to load and unload the washing.

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Give yourself a height boost

Seldom used accessories are ideally kept on high shelves in the hall. Thanks to the SPACE STEP plinth solution, even short people can reach these items with ease, without straining.

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Give yourself a height boost

Seldom used accessories are ideally kept on high shelves in the hall. Thanks to the SPACE STEP plinth solution, even short people can reach these items with ease, without straining.

Additional ideas for added home comfort

Easy access

The SPACE TOWER tall cabinet enables easy access from three sides.

U-shaped pull-out

Full use is made of the available space under the wash basin.

Gently does it!

TIP-ON BLUMOTION ensures easy opening and soft closing.

Clothing in easy view

This pull-out clothes rail makes it easier to choose what you want to wear.

Customised interiors

No more time-consuming hunting for things. Inner dividing systems make it easy to find and grip even the smallest of utensils.

No banging your head

AVENTOS wall cabinet fronts move up and out of the way. In other words, they give you full freedom of movement.

Soft and effortless

Mirror doors with CLIP top BLUMOTION CRISTALLO close silently, even when slammed.

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