Thanks to a new fitting technology, the storage space inside the rc40 cabinet is opened up in a new, amazing and playful way. The rc40 cabinet “with a special twist” celebrated its premiere at ISH 2023 in the form of a prototype. In future, it will increase the scope for personalisation of the rc40 range with a feature that allows bathroom accessories to be hidden out of sight, staged as eye-catchers or kept within convenient reach in one easy move.
With a new concept for the rc40 Solitaire system range, we want to provide easily accessible storage space in the bathroom. With the FurnSpin fitting from Hettich, the collection’s range of cabinets is getting a spectacular update: a curved guidance system means that the tall or side cabinets can rotate their interior around its own axis and swivel it to the outside, thus permitting convenient access to the rear sections of the cabinet – and therefore to the bottles, baskets and utensils that have literally been kept in the dark up until now.
But the best thing of all is the fluid rotating motion with which the cabinet reveals its contents as if by magic: it’s really fun! And the interior can be concealed again just as quickly as it was exposed. Then all you see is a totally inconspicuous, handleless cabinet front. A Silent System mechanism rounds off the user experience to perfection.
The principle behind the innovative opening mechanism is both simple and astonishing: with an effortless rotating motion, a square cabinet interior turns 180 degrees, only veering minimally from its vertical axis. The torque is so well calibrated that not even precious items like bottles of perfume slide out of place. It’s all possible thanks to an innovative patented mechanism that is concealed in the double base and top panels. Because the interior only veers minimally to the front and side when swivelled, the wall-mounted cabinet can be added to other elements and integrated into the overall arrangement – for instance on either side of the vanity unit.
The new rc40 cabinet will be available both as a mid-height model and a tall unit – in both right-opening and left-opening versions. Two different designs are available for the interior: the more classic version features open shelves with lots of space for towels and utensils, while the other option has a vertical partition that divides the module into two sections. On one side there is a single deep compartment, while the other side is equipped with shallow shelves and storage boxes for tubes, jars and other small things.
Optional lighting that switches on or off automatically when the cabinet is swivelled stages the contents to great effect, simplifies daily grooming routines and can be used to provide emotional ambient lighting. Placing two swivel cabinets on either side of a double vanity results in the special luxury of providing both users with their own individual space for storing personal items in the most efficient way possible.
Because the swivel cabinet provides a space-saving option for optimising storage, it brings a new level of quality and design to professional bathroom planning and is ideal for individual solutions and challenging layouts. The new cabinet in the rc40 Solitaire range is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2024. But one thing already seems certain: up until now, no bathroom furniture manufacturer has ever taken such an elegant, functional and fun approach to creating precious bathroom storage space!