Where do we get our inspirations?

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Innovation Lab

On average, how often are kitchen cabinets opened and closed? How many kitchen accessories do homes have? How many kilos do users move back and forth every day? And how many steps do we rack up on a typical day in the kitchen? Blum Requirements Research reveals some surprising facts and pinpoints the requirements that people are placing on modern kitchen furniture. The result? Practical solutions and ideas for functional furniture for the kitchen and every other living space.

The furniture user is the source of inspiration

When developing Blum products, the focus is always on furniture users and their needs. We want to create functional solutions that generate real benefits and offer a range of advantages. Continuously optimising existing functions is another thing that drives us in our day-to-day work. That's why we have a special team that is focused on real-life usage of our fittings day in, day out: the Blum Requirements Research team.

For many years now, we have been travelling the world as part of our requirements research to observe kitchen and furniture users as they go about their day-to-day lives. We analyse storage items, document processes and uncover unique requirements in different countries. The resulting findings form the basis for developing high-quality fittings that can provide enjoyment and satisfaction for the lifetime of the furniture.


People are observed using furniture when going about their daily business to find out what they need from the furniture.


In the average kitchen, people cover around 460 metres every day.


The typical kitchen is home to approximately 250 kg of food, cooking utensils and dinnerware.

With functional solutions: a focus on living

Whether you're spending a cosy evening in, playing games with the kids or cooking with your friends, furniture is constantly under strain – and in ways you often won't even realise. When furniture fronts open with a light touch and close softly and effortlessly with BLUMOTION, quality of living improves automatically. The functional lift, hinge and pull-out systems from Blum deliver enhanced convenience when furniture is used on a daily basis in all living areas. And they can be used creatively for any and every kind of innovative furniture solution, such as a home office cabinet, a clever baby changing unit or a practical washing machine cabinet. Your creativity has no limits.

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