Furniture choices influence the quality and functionality of a space, and visitors to Swiss furniture and fitting manufacturer peka’s stand at Sicam will find out how. peka’s sleek, stylish unit and shelf systems lend kitchens, living areas, bedrooms and offices a touch of understated elegance, as well as offering breathtakingly original ways to use the space more effectively than ever before.
Futurologist Oona Horx-Strathern has said that the real future will be about the coming together of design, technology, materials and human relationships. peka’s latest storage solutions are the perfect embodiment of this. They provide practical responses to the little niggles we encounter in our homes and ensure that there is always plenty of organised, accessible storage space, no matter how small a room. The company’s Sicam stand features an array of novel ideas that showcase the flexibility of peka’s systems and their adaptability to any application and any place.
The larder unit is one of the most frequently used units in almost every kitchen. With its inventive designs and ingenious innovations, peka has truly made this kitchen essential its own. Pleno Plus’s entire contents slide out into view with just a gentle tug. The upper shelves are even split in two for optimum visibility, like in a fridge. One quick glance allows users to see everything inside their unit, and one easy step is all it takes for them to reach the groceries or dishes they need. The larder unit is now available in all designs from white to anthracite with wood.
Trio is peka’s efficient storage solution for price-conscious customers. When the unit door is opened, the top part of the storage area splits into shallow fixed shelves and three door shelves, giving users an excellent overview of all their groceries and eliminating the need to rummage around in the back of the unit. The two Extendo shelves in the bottom part of the unit can be pulled out for exceptionally easy access to heavy items like pots.
Cleaning and housekeeping items often have to be kept in the most awkward places. With the Sesam Bag recycling station, recyclables are suspended in a carry bag that is both practical and easy to remove and transport to the collection point. Users can team Sesam Bag with the Sesam Standard shelf system for cleaning cupboards or peka’s new dustpan and brush holder to create a customised storage solution that meets all their housekeeping needs.
Click Stop temporarily transforms pull-out shelves into fixed work surfaces. One simple idea, so many practical applications: Click Stop could be used to create a laundry folding area in the utility room, handily store a coffee machine in a corner or kitchen appliances in a larder unit, or produce a home office workspace from a sliding-door unit. The shelf locks in place automatically when it is extended out of the unit and unlocks with a gentle pull. Click Stop can be used with both wooden shelves and Extendo pull-out shelves.
peka’s new Pecasa shelf system is structured around the central wall profile that holds everything together. Users are free to choose any combination of shelves, cabinets, desks and clothes rails and position them however they like for a custom furniture solution. No matter the size or shape of the space or the height of the ceiling, the highly flexible Pecasa system is the perfect fit – be it in a home office, a living area, a bedroom or a hallway. The wall profile is now available in white.
With Fioro, users can have outstanding design on the inside of their kitchen units too. Fioro pull-out shelves are crafted from a single piece of top-quality coated sheet metal, ingeniously combined with railing inserts for an eye-catching effect. As well as winning both a Reddot Design Award and an IF Design Award, Fioro secured the Best of the Best quality label in the Intelligent Material & Design category of the 2017 Interzum Design Award.
As ever, peka is also displaying a number of its latest developments in the form of use cases – these include the Riverso drawer, which can be pulled out from both sides, and the new Magic Corner Maxi corner unit solution, which offers plenty of storage space for even the bulkiest of kitchen appliances. With all these innovative ideas and more, peka’s Sicam stand is surely worth a look for anyone wanting a glimpse of Oona Horx-Strathern’s “real future”.