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Qanto – The way up in kitchen corner storage

Qanto – The way up in kitchen corner storage

Something special in the corner

Qanto is possibly the most sophisticated and beautiful corner storage solution available.

At the touch of a button, the shelves/trays rise up from the worktop in a smooth, near silent fashion and provide ergonimic access to an efficient use of space in the most aesthetic of ways.

A highly robust construction and beautifully detailed trays are ninka halmarks that work so well here.

End users will love it because it adds spaecial sparkle to  their kitchen, and trade/manufacturing customers will love it because it comes as a self contained, preassembled cabinet, in a format that fits most kitchen coners.

In fact it doesn’t need to go in corners at all as it works well along a normal bank of cabinets, at a breakfast bar, or set into an island. The top ‘frame’ can be adapted to suit specific manufactures layouts although the ‘standard’ configuration will fit for most.

Qanto is a perfect example of design and engineering tuned to a market demand for functional and aesthetic innovation. The kitchen corner has been ‘done to death’ in terms of possible solutions, but finally we have a game-changer, certainly for the mid to upper level kitchens.

The design uses a robust lifting mechanism known from height adjustable desk systems to acheive the movement which lifts the majority of the internal volume of the ‘dead corner’ up through the worktop. I’m not sure if this is a product purchased on pure logic, but it is in fact the most efficient use of the space as both cabinets either side can be used as completley normal cabinets so lose zero volume to any kind of corner pull-out trays.

However, even if the’re a good rationalle for the head, this will be a purchas of the heart. We’ve already seen some great customer responses at the few trade fairs where we’ve shown Qanto and some major kitchne manufacturers are already taking it into their ranges.

Qanto comes as a completely pre-assembles cabinet and ready to fit. Just plug it in and the trays will rise perfectly, and the lighting will bring the kitchen to life.

ninka pays so much attention to detail. The trays are of the highest grade polymers and they had to develop a new injection moulding technique to provide the crystal glass effect around the top rim of the trays. This is build on experience producing control panel displays for high-end appliances for Bosch Siemens. The sides of the trays use a nature-tech surface which is difficult to achieve but adds subtle character and quality to the product. This is designed to be used in the best kitchens so the attention to aesthetic detail is second to none.

The trays rise and lower at the touch of  a button and built in active and passive safety features mean that no-one will get their fingers trapped. (there’s more danger of that from a normal kitchen unit door).

The standard version uses a top ‘frame’ which fills a normal kitchen cabinet corner layout, and bespoke arrangements are available to custom fit a manufacturers requirments.

One or two trays, illumination and power are all options.

Interzum video showing further details

qanto basic installation information

Standard corner installation

Worktops butt up against the qanto top ‘frame’.

This is the format shown left, supplied by Hafele (non-standard versions as special orders).

non-Standard corner installations

Other options are available to tailor the solution to specific manufacturers requirements.

Standard corner installation

  • Standard corner layout is 650x650mm
  • Set includes spacer strips for the 650x650mm layout
  • The layout size can be varied between 630x630 to 670x670mm
  • Carcase depths 550-580mm
  • Lifting strut can be on the left or right in a given corner

Standard corner installation

  • Worktop depth 600mm
  • Worktop thickness from 12mm
  • Top ‘coverframe’ dimensions 598x598mm
  • Worktop height 800-1010mm (adjusted using supplied plinth feet)
  • Operating switch positioned in the coverframe

qanto maximum lift distance

qanto maximum weight capacities (max 35kg)

Qanto LED illumination

LED lighting

  • Qanto is fitted with LED lighting
  • Illumination is provided for the middle and lower trays
  • The lighting switches on and off as the trays rise and lower
  • Safety switches are included
  • TUV GS approved

cuisio Features and Benefits

Features

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Complete ready assembles cabinet

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Premium materials

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World class, robust mechanism

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Robust injection moulding and construction

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Near-silent operation

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Designed to fit standard layouts

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Warranty and ninka hotline

Benefits

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No set-up time for mechanism

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No corner cabinet required

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Aesthectic and functional quality

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Bullet proof design and functionality

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A silky smooth movement

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Easy integration with existing kitchen designs

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It won’t give you headaches down the line

How can I buy ninka products?

The UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Contact the Hafele national office in these countries as the first step.
Click here for details.

The information on this site is the primary product info for each product - product availability and specifications will vary for each market.
Talk to Hafele or click here to talk to us.

Other countries or other questions

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End User Purchases

We are a strictly B2B business and do not sell direct to the public.
We offer some advice on how you may buy through a retail partner here.

About The Author

Mark Batchelor

Mark works with Key Account Managers and Regional Reps to help customers succeed with ninka products in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

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