raumplus, from the very private to the centre of attention, from events and awards to exciting news about this and that, we present all this to you here in our "Raumnews". In this section you can read about what's happening in Bremen, what inspires and moves us.
Welcome to raumplus!
All in all, Interzum 2023, which took place from 9 to 12 May in Cologne, was an inspiring event that delighted the public with fascinating innovations and groundbreaking ideas.
"We see the clear internationalisation of Interzum as a great opportunity for raumplus. The positive basic mood was reflected by our customers from Europe as well as from the Middle East and India and we were able to make many new contacts," says Carsten Bergmann. The focus at Interzum was on the »Facet« presentation, but the new handle variants of the Swing Door Slim Line, the locks of the S1200 and the paternoster floor for the Legno interior system also made a good impression.
Copper and champagne as the »Facet« profile colours were the talk of the town, as raumplus is breaking new ground here. "We are very pleased with the popularity of our new »Facet« profile system. Developed by the Berlin architect and designer Michael Hilgers, »Facet« also managed to inspire people in Cologne with its gemstone-inspired shape," says Bergmann.
Now we are looking forward to Cologne and to welcoming you at the imm Spring Edition: 04. to 07. June, Hall 11.2 Booth N008
More than 30 guests accepted our invitation to Bremen and so we could welcome our partners and customers from India at our company location on 08 May 2023. It was a good and exciting day for all participants. The company confirmation and production tour were followed by entertaining presentations from various departments to provide a good basis for a professional exchange afterwards. We would like to thank all our guests and look forward to seeing them again!
We have opened our doors and offering visitors from all over the world an opportunity to experience our new Facet profile system, which has already received the Red Dot Award 2023.
In addition, let yourself be impressed by the diverse possibilities of raumplus products and visit us.
You will find us at the imm cologne from 04. to 07. June in Hall 11.2 Booth N-008.
Profile system »Facet« awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023. raumplus continues to set standards in product design: Profile system »Facet« was awarded by an international jury for its exceptional quality. With the Red Dot Award, the jury honours products with special design quality and a high degree of innovation. »Facet« was designed by the Berlin designer and architect Michael Hilgers, who was inspired by the polished edges of a precious stone during the development. »Facet« will celebrate its world premiere at Fuorisalone 2023 in Milan. There, the new raumplus profile system will be presented to the public for the first time. "With »Facet«, we are proud to be able to prove once again how innovative and design-oriented our intelligent customised room solutions are! »Facet« joins the ranks of our S1200 LED sliding door, the Sliding TV Door and the Swing Door Slim Line room door, which have also won internationally recognised awards.
In March, raumplus visited nobilia in Verl. On a total of three Fridays, colleagues visited the factory and the exhibition at the Verl site. It was an exciting day for all of us. In addition to the production tour, which ranged from the delivery area of the raw material to the shipping area, we were introduced to the company in an interesting presentation. In the 5,000m² exhibition, we then learned everything about nobilia's "everything from a single source" principle and were able to discover all the exhibition kitchens and the solutions for the living area and bathroom. The highlight for many employees was certainly to visit their own raumplus exhibition at nobilia. Seeing, touching and trying out one's own products live in an exhibition outside one's own location is simply something else. At the end of the day, all three groups were very impressed by the dimensions and grateful for this great experience.
We thank the nobilia team for the great reception and the exciting time in Verl!
After a few years break we are back in Milano. As part of the Fuorisalone 2023, we will show our new products at Corso Garibaldi 17, in the Brera district. The Fuorisalone is an annual design event in Milan that takes place at the same time as the Salone del Mobile. It is a great way to find out about the latest trends in the design world and also the Brera district and Fuorisalone is a wonderful opportunity to experience the culture and flair of Milano.
Our new profile system will celebrate its premiere in Milano, celebrate with us. We look forward to seeing you in Milano!
On 16 February 2023, the raumplus India factory and Inspiration Centre was officially opened by our partner Saviesa Home Improvement. Numerous guests attended the great event and made the day another very special day in raumplus history. Dr. Herwig Mehrwald, CEO Sales & Marketing, and Tomek Tyminski, Sales Director Asia & Pacific, from raumplus, were present at the opening and conveyed their best wishes for a joint future in partnership.
Both managing directors had their birthdays last Sunday and thanked the entire raumplus team for the wonderful congratulations and gifts. The good fairies in Bremen truly succeeded in their surprise and our top management in turn thanked them with delicious sandwiches and „Berliners“, which were served in the company cafeteria today.
The team wishes the two gentlemen all the best and says "Thank you!
From now on, we are pleased to welcome partners and interested specialist dealers in the 150m² raumplus specialist dealer showroom within the nobilia exhibition in Verl. Are you already a specialist dealer or would you like to become a raumplus partner? Then please feel free to make an appointment with our colleagues to visit the showroom in Verl. The opening hours, when a visit is possible, are as follows:
Monday 09:00 – 17:00 o'clock
Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00 o'clock
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00 o'clock
Thursday 09:00 – 17:00 o'clock
Friday 09:00 – 15:00 o'clock
To arrange a visit, please contact the person you know in the raumplus service or our head office (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Bremen. You will then receive feedback with the next possible dates. We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibition.
More Informations here.
Merci Frankfurt – raumplus partition wall Verrière wins German Design Award 2023
The international jury of experts of the German Design Council awarded our partitioning system "Verrière" with the German Design Award 2023 in the category Excellent Product Design - Building and Elements.
Filigree aluminum profiles and glass form the basis of "Verrière", the new room partitioning system for modern room division. It can be used wherever translucent walls are required, whether in the kitchen, hallway, staircase, home office or many other rooms.
We are very happy about this award and say: "Merci Frankfurt!"
More than 6,000 visitors were part of SAVIESA & raumplus' great start at the ACETECH fair in Mumbai. The famous actress Kashikar Sanika was part of the trade fair programme and, in addition to the products on display, attracted a lot of attention to the large trade fair stand. Rajesh and Monesh Ahuja, the two responsible heads behind Saviesahome describe the fair as follows:"After a period of almost 2 years people went all out to visit the fair and the turnout of trade and architects was very high. We managed to show all of the product range available with us.“ We are happy about this positive feedback on the joint trade fair and are even more looking forward to many exciting joint projects with our partner!
Two days full of good talks, constructive discussions and exciting presentations are behind us. "We were very pleased to finally invite our partners back to Bremen to have good face-to-face discussions and experience the raumplus brand together," is how our colleague Gary Gregg, Export Manager UK & Ireland, describes the past two days.
From now on, you can discover the customised room solutions from raumplus on 84 pages under the motto: »Smart Sliding and More - Made in Germany«. We present you our novelties and excellent bestsellers in the field of sliding doors, room dividers, partition walls, interior and cabinet systems as well as solitaire furniture. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy the journey through modern living worlds made to measure.
Simply order your free copy today here.
The furniture industry is currently gathering in East Westphalia until 25 September, to take a closer look at the latest trends and innovations in the kitchen and furnishing sector. In the course of the Küchenmeile Germany, we also invite our customers and partners to the in-house exhibition in the raumplus showroom in Bünde or to the new permanent showroom in Verl (at nobilia). There, the current raumplus range will be shown on 150 sqm. We are looking forward to a great fair and good conversations!
Experience your configurations on site in your own four walls.
Check the coherence between the product and the intended location. Whether sliding doors, interior systems, profile variants, door panels or surfaces - with the camera of the tablet or smartphone, the planning situation is played live and the real environment is digitally changed.
On the second Friday in July, the employees were invited to eat burgers together. As a thank you for the great cooperation and commitment during the Corona period, the management ordered a food truck directly to Dortmunder Straße.
Thus, the weekend was kicked off with a successful Bon Appétit!
On 30 June, 6 colleagues took part in the B2Run in Bremen as the "raumplus" team. As one of 300 companies, raumplus once again took part in the run over the 6.3 km distance. A total of 5,000 running enthusiasts followed the call #gemeinsamaktiv.
We congratulate our team colleagues on their successful participation!
We looked forward to 10 May and it turned out to be a great day with a super nice, technical as well as intimate exchange with Simon Keane-Cowell and Markus Farwick from Architonic.
We say thank you for visiting us and see you soon!
Coming soon: our new Smart Sliding & More brochure is now in print. Our Art Director Kathrin Strauß and colleague Kira Voigt visited the press proof today to approve the printing.
Now we can say, anticipation is the highest form of joy!
The 2nd May 2022 was a special day, for our colleague Rüdiger W. and for all of us. When a colleague has been part of the company for three decades, that speaks for itself.
The managing directors and executives congratulated and Carsten Bergmann presented Rüdiger W. with a certificate of honour and a trophy as thanks and recognition. Together, they look back on a long, successful and eventful path with raumplus.
We wish our colleague a lot of fun in the future and say: "Congratulations & thank you Rüdiger!
The challenge in planning the new raumplus showroom in Bremen was to create a presentation of lifeworlds in suggested spaces, close to the corporate architecture, instead of installing a pure product presentation.
With a size of 220m², the new showroom offers plenty of space to implement the new presentation concept. The living worlds are intended to arouse more emotions and stimulate the customers' imagination. The raumplus partners are to be given furnishing ideas during a visit to the showroom at the company's Bremen location. "We want to give the partners ideas for designing their own exhibition and show them the context in which our products can be staged," says Kathrin Strauß, Art Director at raumplus. Within these living worlds, we present different products that are coordinated with each other, just as you would configure them for your own home.
In addition to its function as a showroom, the newly designed space in 2022 also serves as a meeting room and event location. For this reason, a more sensible room layout and better walkways were one of the points we worked out together.
The intelligent room solutions and products produced by raumplus have passed the tests and are officially certified with the label: furniture. Made in Germany. Our walk-in wardrobes, built-in wardrobes, room dividers, chests of drawers and room doors may now adorn themselves with this label. Since 2020, the "Möbel Made in Germany" label has stood for the high quality of German furniture manufacturers, for innovation, durability and healthy living. The new label was defined by the renowned German Institute for Quality Assurance and Certification (RAL) and is set out in RAL-RG 0191. What do these awards mean for raumplus customers? One thing above all: they can be sure that they are buying quality products made in Germany. Or to put it in the words of the Association of the German Furniture Industry: "We have thus introduced certified proof of quality furniture from Germany".
We are pleased about this confirmation!
For the first time in 2022, news from raumplus can be found on its own landing page. As usual, the team shows the news of the Bremen-based company in January of the year. Actually present in Cologne at the imm, this year the novelties were packed into the "web garb". The new website, the material variety of the custom-made sliding doors, room dividers, sliding doors and solitaire furniture as well as the two new rooms of the 360° VR raumplus house are shown. On day seven of the raumplus News-Week, a raffle was also placed. There were two CREO Coffee Table to be won.
We received two awards at this year's German Brand Award, the sixth edition of one of the most important German brand prizes: the virtual raumplus house was named »Winner« in the category Brand Communication - Digital solutions & Apps and also received a »Special Mention« as Brand Innovation of the year.
With 315 million contacts, the prize awarded by the Frankfurt-based German Design Council is the brand and marketing prize with the widest reach in the German-speaking world. Once a year, it honors the best in innovative brands, consistent brand management and sustainable brand communication. We are proud that our virtual house, which has been breaking all click records since its inauguration in January of this year, has even received two awards. This encourages us to continue pursuing innovative online paths in parallel to our classic (trade show) presence in order to be in direct contact with our customers at all times.
For a week now, our online trade fair stand and the raumplus house can be explored on screen in a 360° tour and the response has been great! Just like in analogue IMM times, dealers, press representatives, end consumers and interested parties are virtually "joining hands" at the raumplus stand - only this time virtually and thus without any risk of contagion. At most, there will be a crowd on our server, which is optimally prepared - just like our sales team, which will be happy to accompany visitors online on request.
The fact that many people take the time afterwards to express their approval and congratulations for this new way of presentation makes us very happy and also a little proud. From "Outstanding. We haven't seen anything like this (in our industry)" (Gruner + Jahr publishing group) to "Congratulations on the successful implementation! Super exciting to see what is possible" (Architonic) to "Inspiring. Applause!" (LinkedIn network), the undivided encouragement we receive through a wide variety of communication channels. Until the end of February, interested parties can visit us at the virtual trade fair 2021 with a click - at any time and from any location.
The digital raumplus house will remain accessible and experienceable online all year round and will continue to inspire with further rooms and products in the future.
raumplus is a brand in the book - soon to be in the literal sense as well. As one of around 100 selected companies, we will be featured in the 2021 annual volume #whatcounts. The great German brands. This compendium is published annually by the German Design Council and presents renowned German producers in expert two-page essays on brand and design. The publication in German and English reaches its brand-oriented target group on the national market via the participating companies and cooperation partners, while internationally it receives high-profile distribution via 227 German embassies and consulates around the world. As a family-owned company, we are pleased to be able to represent quality made in Germany in the circle of renowned brands. Hot off the press, #whatcounts. The Great German Brands 2021 at a design gala on September 24, 2020 at Soho House Berlin, where raumplus will of course also be represented: between two noble book covers and, if the current situation allows, in person.
Our Swing Door Slim Line literally "excelled" at the German Design Award 2020: the Frankfurt Design Council named it "Winner" in the category "Excellent Product Design - Buildings and Elements". It impressed the jury with its ability to add a second sash to large openings, which can be fixed or opened as required. The design of the filigree panels set in aluminum frames, which can be structured symmetrically or asymmetrically with attached glazing bars, was also deemed worthy of an award. We are pleased to continue the series of raumplus product awards with the German Design Award 2020 currently - and feel honored on the whole "Slim Line".
For the fourth time, the readers of "Wohnidee" have honored raumplus with the annual public award of the living magazine, determined by voting. More than 18,500 readers voted for their favorites in seven furniture categories ranging from beds and upholstery to lighting. Valuable end consumer votes that earned us first place in the "Wohnidee Reader Award 2019" in the "Wardrobes" category. Our walk-in wardrobe combination of tinted float glass sliding doors from the S1200 Air series and the matching Uno and Legno interior systems was very well received. Thus, after 2017, raumplus was once again able to accept the prize awarded at the IMM Cologne. We would like to thank you for the "excellent" choice and will be happy to face the readers' verdict with current products again this year.