Stainless steel to meet the most exacting standards
Kludi L Steel’s design and material make a real statement on any sink, while also significantly simplifying the installation process
In modern interiors, kitchens are no longer just places to work, they are living spaces that often form the heart of a home. “Like any aspect of interior design, kitchens are increasingly about style worlds, individual designs and a personal note,” emphasises Arndt Papenfuß, head of marketing and product management at the Sauerland-based fittings specialist Kludi (www.kludi.com). “The sink plays a pivotal role in everyday life, as the standards consumers expect for hygiene, features and convenience of use increase, so do their design expectations.” The long-established premium brand has incorporated these customer needs in its new kitchen sink products for 2021. During the development process, Kludi focused on ensuring that the performance, feature set, material quality and design met the most exacting standards.
Minimalism at its purest
The new Kludi L Steel fitting clearly stands out from the crowd based on its design and materials alone. It is made of high-grade, solid stainless steel and is thus the perfect complement to stainless steel sinks. The radially brushed finish gives the fitting a particularly premium look and authenticity that harmonises perfectly with its streamlined design. With the elegant L-shaped spout and the minimalist design of the lever, Kludi L Steel em-bodies minimalism in its purest form at the kitchen sink. This precise, no-frills design also inspired the cylindrical shapes of the sturdy base and the transverse control. In combination with the perfectly balanced proportions, this design gives the fittings a wonderfully light, yet robust appearance. No question: Kludi L Steel makes an impressive statement on kitchen sinks – and all the more so with its robust, premium solidity. The completely rust-proof material also ensures outstanding hygienic properties and ease of cleaning. It is almost impossible for bacteria, dirt and limescale to find a foothold on the smooth surface – a major bonus in kitchens, where cleanliness is so important. The stainless steel surfaces are also scratch-resistant and shock-proof – useful features in an environment where a lot of work is done.
Easy-fit – simple and quick installation
During installation, Kludi L Steel offers clever features that make things much easier for plumbers and kitchen fitters. For instance, the shaft that holds the fitting securely to the sink can be installed quickly and without any of the special tools that are so often required. The shaft nut is simply screwed on by hand and secured with two cap screws. The quick connector, which is also screwed on by hand without tools, also saves time during installation. Extra-long connecting hoses ensure that no separate extensions need to be sourced and attached if additional length is required. “All in all, these installation-friendly features make our trade customers’ work appreciably easier,” explains Kludi Marketing Director Papenfuß. “They save time and get more out of their day.”
Impressive extra features
Kludi L Steel's high-performance features make working in the kitchen a bit easier and more convenient. The ‘Comfort Plus’ model adds flexibility with the pull-out and 180°-swivel spout. All Kludi L Steel fittings come with the ‘EcoPlus’ feature that increases energy efficiency and makes them more sustainable. Unlike conventional fittings, the water is cold, not mixed, when the handle is in the standard vertical position, eliminating the energy consumption required to heat the water. Another advantage: As the lever does not have to be rotated to the rear, the fitting can be positioned close to the wall if necessary, creating more scope for kitchen design.
Kludi – The Sauerland-based fittings specialist
Kludi GmbH & Co. KG, a family business founded in Germany’s Sauerland region in 1926, represents almost 100 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-quality bathroom and kitchen fittings. As a long-established fittings specialist, we are committed to producing products that combine outstanding ‘Made in Germany’ manufacturing quality, maximum functionality, innovative technologies and top-class design in a unique way. Kludi has never ceased to drive product development within the bathroom and kitchen sectors with its groundbreaking solutions. The Menden-based SME has some 170 inventions and 100 patents to its name, as well as numerous prestigious design and innovation awards. In 2022, Kludi was named one of the TOP 100 Innovators in the German SME sector.
Kludi is committed to responsible sales. Forming mutually respectful commercial relationships, Kludi is a reliable partner in the HVAC and skilled trade industries, working in association with these customers to develop solutions that make their working days significantly easier and ensure their future sustainability. These solutions include particularly installation-friendly products, a focused, clearly organised bathroom and kitchen portfolio, and innovative solutions that improve the efficiency of business processes.
The Kludi Group employs around 900 people in its sales and production companies, located in eleven different countries across Europe and Asia. Kludi fittings are manufactured in the company’s fully integrated main manufacturing site in Menden, as well as in Hornstein (Austria), Diósd (Hungary) and Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates). From here, they are exported to over 100 different countries around the world. Kludi has been part of the RAK Ceramics Group since 2022.
You can find out more about Kludi, the Sauerland-based fittings specialist, at www.kludi.com