Häfele UK has launched a new drawer range which offers universal functionality to meet the needs of KBB manufacturers, installers and end users.

The Matrix Box range is suitable for applications in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices, as well as commercial and industrial environments. 

The range is available in three product lines – Matrix Box P, Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A. Each features a premium soft-close extension runner at the heart of the system, and is available in a variety of colours. Matrix Box P is available in white, grey, silver, anthracite and bronze, while Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A are available in white, grey and anthracite.

Matrix Box P is suitable for highly demanding purposes, and offers a wealth of choices including locking, push-to-open, tower and sink drawer options. It is widely utilised for internal drawer stacks, as well as pan drawers with rectangular or round rails.

This system boasts added functionality, such as over-extension runner options and 35 and 50kg weight capacities, and is also the only Matrix Box line that can be delivered pre-assembled with a rear panel and base.

Matrix Box S comes in a standard height of 84mm, with rectangular rails for deeper-pan drawers and a 35kg fully extended weight capacity. Matrix Box S also benefits from an integrated soft-closing mechanism, and can be comfortably accessed even in small spaces thanks to the internal adjustment system on the inside of the drawer, combining performance with high value. 

Offering elegant and streamlined design, Matrix Box A accommodates the increasing demand for thin-walled drawer systems. It offers three differing drawer side heights – 89, 128 and 175mm – and a significant load-bearing capacity of 30kg. It presents more usable space within the drawer due to its slim design, has a push-to-open option and offers a 4D toolless adjustment and removal dynamic. 

Both Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A are backed by Häfele’s 20-year guarantee, while Matrix Box P benefits from a 25-year guarantee.

Left: Grey Matrix side and runner, and right, the Anthrcite version

Justin Crofts, category manager for furniture construction at Häfele UK, says: “Installers are facing increased demand to deliver customer designs faster while maintaining high levels of quality or functionality. Additionally, as the linear design of kitchens remains popular, consumers are expecting more from their drawer systems as standard, with a soft-close finish now seen as a basic commodity. 

“Matrix Box has been designed to meet both these needs. The installer is empowered to complete their projects more effectively, while the end user is presented with a drawer system which looks fantastic, suits their chosen style and performs to the highest Häfele quality standards. 

“In Matrix Box P, we have a premium system which offers the pinnacle in performance, style and substance. Meanwhile, Matrix Box S and Matrix Box A provide an entry-level system which, though more cost-effective, doesn’t compromise on quality. 

“All the Matrix drawer products – which complement both our Häfele soft-close hinges, and newly launched compact Free space flap fitting – are designed to support the industry in its choice of drawer options (all with a Hafele lifetime guarantee) as it starts to move forward from the impact of the pandemic. 

“In Matrix Box, we have designed a product solution for every need, every application and every requirement. We are excited to see how the Matrix Box systems shake up kitchen installation for the better.”