GRASS FREE-STANDING UNIT – Living Kitchen Cologne 2011

Intelligent furniture requires an experienced partner in technical implementation.

Showcase furniture made of solid surface material for the Living Kitchen Cologne 2011 trade fair was planned and manufactured for the furniture-fittings manufacturer Grass, from Austria. For this project, the object was not only to be a visual highlight, but at the same time, demonstrate the function of intelligent drawer systems. The particular difficulty was connecting the hollow metallic guidance channels with right angle vertical front mountings on the freeform surfaces on the front of the furniture.

The services provided by 5D Engineering ranged from technical consulting in creating the shape to preparing the machine production. Additionally 5D was responsible for:

  • Engineering a feasibility study and making recommendations for modification
  • Creating a work schedule
  • Acting as a communication interface between designers, manufacturers and the customer
  • Preparing the detailed drawings and final drafts
  • Providing 1:1 implementation planning
  • Coordinating the processing of the solid surface material
  • Monitoring the processing in manufacturing plants as well as performing quality control
  • Organising the delivery schedule
  • Monitoring assembly on site