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Design Runs through her Veins

She was born with a feel for shape and has gone on to make it her career. Nane-Sophie, the daughter of Uta and Carsten Bergmann, has attracted attention with her designs twice this year already. In January her LED sliding door was the highlight of the raumplus fair booth marking the company’s 30th anniversary and now in May the spotlight is on her “Country Boy” chair. This piece won Nane-Sophie a Top Ten spot in the Product Design category among the 500 applicants for the “We Love Design Award”. The competition, initiated by TV station ProSieben; furniture store stilwerk; and InStyle magazine, awards prizes to young German, Austrian, and Swiss designers working in the fields of product design, fashion design, and communication design. The expert jury selected Nane-Sophie’s reinterpretation of a traditional rustic chair in a contemporary form, combining vintage charm with a smart but simple rubber band system that allows chairs to be connected to one another to form rows, as one of the ten best entries, gaining her an invitation to the award ceremony in Berlin. In the end Alena Waggershauser’s flexible LED light “flux” made the running but “Country Boy” also showed itself in its best light. Visit www.nanesophiebergmann.com to see the industrial designer’s contemporary take on rustic and more of her creative ideas. We are pleased for Nane-Sophie; congratulate her on her success and look forward to seeing which of her pieces will be the next to successfully conquer the interiors world.

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Please, Mr. Postman

Our ambition is to use our systems to fulfil everyone’s personal interior dreams. In addition to custom-made manufacturing this also means having a wide range of visual options. We thus, for example, have far in excess of 2 000 sliding door panels in glass, paint, décor and veneer to choose from. Should, during the final decision-making process, the customer need to directly compare their favorites from among this huge diversity of woods, patterns and colors or want to match our product to their existing interior we ready to help with advice, action and panel samples. Customers can borrow these samples via their local raumplus dealer. An elaborate service that helps the customer to make a decision when things are tricky but also demands the highest degree of accuracy from us with regard to labelling and documentation. Because, although this mail order service is an exception to the generally uncomplicated selection rule, every year we still dispatch thousands of panel samples by mail. Mr. Pietruszka and his department make sure that they keep an overview of the samples. An important task since, in addition to the comprehensive offering, there are also some super-tricky cases such as four different white glass options. So we would like to say “Thank you” to the team for their daily attention to detail, that prevents both the customer and us from making annoying, expensive mistakes. Simply exemplary!

Flexible but Down to Earth

raumplus bottom tracks can be used on any surface. No matter whether carpet or tiles; parquet or concrete; landmarked or brand new; our bottom tracks are always up to the job. The inserted version can make rooms barrier-free; the surface version is just 6 millimeters in height, making it easy to walk over. Single or multi-track the bottom tracks guide our sliding doors safely in the long term, even over the uneven floors typical for old buildings, and can also be perfectly matched to any RAL color.

An ecological ray of light

We have given the “green light” for a significant investment in the environment and the future in two senses of the word. The old neon strip lights used in some 10 000m² of manufacturing and warehouse space have been replaced with new LED strip lights. Although it will take seven years to recoup the money spent on the cost-intensive programme it will, however, achieve a saving of 60 tonnes of CO² annually. This is roughly equivalent to the weight of 12 000 sliding door frames including the top and bottom tracks. We believe that this is a striking environment-friendly lighting effect which is worth the financial advance payment! And we also hope that it will encourage other companies to look into internal factors which have an environmental impact. A current example cited in business magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” demonstrates that seemingly positive factors can sometimes actually prove to be wolves in sheep’s clothing. According to the magazine the pollutants generated when frying a single hamburger – consisting of fat, soot, smoke and steam, are the same as the air pollution caused by a diesel truck on a 230-kilometre long journey. The task is to identify these kinds of assumed “peccadillos”. We found one not in the kitchen but on the ceiling. And you?