Challenges and Solutions

Functionality challenge and solution

--A glass door that does not get in the way in small rooms

The Häfele Solution

A fitting that mechanically closes a glass door automatically.This prevents the door from getting in the way in small rooms.

  • Ideal for bathroom doors in small hotel rooms.
  • Low costs.
  • No maintenance.
  • No negative effect on the design.


Accor all-glass door with fittings.

Material :

  • Fittings: Stainless steel anodized with worm thread.
  • Glass door: Matt, satin finish or clear glass.
  • Area of application: Hotels and small apartments.


Hotel ibis and ibis Budget Hamburg City, D-Hamburg.

  • Architect: MPP Meding Plan + Projekt GmbH, D-Hamburg.
  • Operator: Accor Hotellerie Deutschland GmbH, D-Munich.
  • Investor: HIH Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung GmbH, D-Hamburg.
  • Rooms: 252 (ibis) and 196 (ibis Budget).
  • Year: 2014

Storage Space challenge and solution

--A wardrobe that needs no space. And a small budget.

The Häfele Solution

A functional storage concept as an open wall design.

  • Different shelving options.
  • Visual space increase by means of indirect light.
  • Low investment costs.
  • No door collisions.


Fitting combinations and the LOOX lighting system.
Cat. No. 842.57.010 Hook.
Cat. No. 844.76.010 Folding hook.
Cat. No. 356.04.501 Catch.
Cat. No. 691.00.69x Flap fitting.
Cat. No. 808.90.091 Protection rails.
Cat. No. 557.65.425 Full extension.
Cat. No. 106.69.637 Handles.
Cat. No. 833.76.080 Loox LED 3015 - Energy efficiency cat. A.
Cat. No. 833.77.919 Driver 24V/ 75W.
Cat. No. 833.72.020 Loox LED 2020 - Energy efficiency cat. A.
Cat. No. 833.74.903 Loox LED driver 12V/ 30W.
Cat. No. 836.24.311 Safe.


Hotel ibis Styles, D-Trier.

  • Architect: Jim Clemens Architekten, D-Trier.
  • Interior architecture: CD3D, CH-Weisslingen.
  • Builder: Accor Hotellerie Deutschland GmbH, D-Munich.
  • Operator: Success Hotel Management GmbH,D-Stuttgart.
  • Rooms: 100 Year: 2015

Logistics challenge and solution

--2,000 architectural and furniture fittings. At the right time in the right place.

The Häfele Solution

A project-specific team and a logistics centre on site.

  • Permanent support during tendering and implementation on site.
  • Just-in-time delivery of the planned quantities per construction phase.
  • Coordination of the different fabricators and relevant subcontractors.


A manufacturer-independent architectural hardware assortment to ANSI standards.

For example:

  • Hinges.
  • Locks.
  • Door closers.
  • Handles.
  • Curved sliding door systems as a customized solution.


Burj Khalifa, UAE-Dubai.

  • Architect: SOM Skidmore Owings Merrill, USA-Chicago.
  • Project company: Emaar Properties, UAE-Dubai.
  • Height | Stories: 828 m | 189, of which 162 residential.
  • Year: 2010