Glass (general properties)
Glass – Colour deviations/Natural colour
Light fastness (Impact of lighting on furniture)
Furniture feet and floor protection
New furniture – Odours/Emissions
Advice on finding the right bed requires some personal information and sufficient time. The following factors are important: Weight, sleep habits, e.g. sleep on the side, room climate, required quality.
Headstands are frequently design-oriented. Their load-bearing capacity is therefore restricted. Before purchasing, clarify whether the headstand is intended and/or suitable for use as a backrest.
All electrical installations comply with the respective applicable standards (VDE/CE/MM etc.). The requisite lamp wattages are indicated on the bulb sockets. Please observe the following to avoid any risk of fire:
Float manufactured glass complies with EU standards and DIN 1249. "Irisation" effects from polarised light, such as slight cloudiness, rings, streaks, or drawing errors in the spectral colours, are a result of physical factors and cannot be avoided. Small scratches, blisters, areas of cloudiness, minor irregularities around the edges, etc. can occur in glass, are unavoidable and therefore do not constitute defects. Glass surfaces scratch easily; sharp objects should not be placed on, or drawn across them without protection. Standard glass cleaner is used to care for glass. One of the special characteristics of toughened safety glass is its increased resistance to impact. This impact strength is achieved by means of a special treatment known as "pre-tensioning". Like any other type of glass, it is not scratch-proof. If the safety glass breaks, it shatters into tiny particles of glass without sharp edges (similar to car windows). The impact strength is limited around the edges of safety glass. The high temperatures used in hardening can cause small areas of unevenness, sink marks and burn spots. The load-bearing capacity of glass, glass shelves, etc., is limited. Please observe the load limits. The Weight chart (PDF, 0.2 MB) can be found on our website.
The natural colour of any glass pane is dependent on the thickness of the pane, the manufacturing process and the composition of the glass. It therefore differs from one glass manufacturer to the next. Coloured or coated glass may also demonstrate colour tolerances. Coated glass causes the colours in the surrounding area to change (e.g. curtains, etc.). These colour deviations or differences caused by coloured or colour-coated glass do not constitute defects. As such, colours may deviate from one batch to the next.
"High gloss" is associated with beauty, elegance, value, and much, much more. If handled properly, high-gloss fronts are a lot less sensitive than most people assume. The characteristics that are typical of these fronts, depending on the material and processing, include, however, a scarcely visible orange peel effect and minor differences in colour shading on surfaces and edges, depending on the source and incidence of light (back-lighting). Over time, they also acquire a certain surface patina, similar to cars.
Light fastness is the term used to describe the resistance of a material to the impact of light (especially sunlight, daylight, halogen lighting, etc.). These sources of light - and especially sunlight – change surfaces, especially wood, natural materials (e.g. cotton) or leather surfaces. This type of "sunburn" produces chemical substances that result in changes in colour. Natural wood can darken or yellow; stained wood can fade. Furniture must be protected against severe light radiation since "absolute" light fastness is impossible to achieve. The elemental force of the sun changes all materials! Special care must therefore be taken in brightly lit south-facing rooms with a lot of glass. If exposed to direct sunlight, the rooms should be shielded with curtains or shutters since the exposed areas of a surface can otherwise start to get paler or darker after a relatively short space of time. These "colour changes" do not, however, impact the usability or useful life.
Buyers are responsible for protecting their floors and/or floor coverings. Industrial series production specifies standards for each specific model. In order to protect the various floors against scratches or damage, it may be necessary to provide additional protection for our feet, e.g. felt, plastic, rubber or other pads.
When assembling furniture, place it on a suitable soft base to avoid scratches. Please only use the enclosed hardware/individual parts.
Please assemble the furniture in the sequence stipulated in the assembly instructions. Non-compliance may result in your losing your warranty entitlement!
The impeccable functional reliability of your piece of furniture is only guaranteed if it is aligned accurately, both vertically and horizontally. If necessary, you may have to modify the locations to ensure that the furniture stands securely, without wobbling.
For safety reasons, you should bolt cupboards, etc., to the wall. The enclosed hardware parts must be used to protect all drawers and pull-outs against falling out.
The doors are pre-adjusted at the factory and may need to be re-aligned or adjusted to suit the local conditions. Please do not open doors any wider than 90°. This does not apply if special 180° hinges are used.
Do not tilt shelves when inserting or removing them as this may cause damage to other parts of the furniture. Equally, the use of any sharp or pointed objects or force when placing something on the shelf could damage it or cause the glass to break.
Most people start to worry if new furniture smells unpleasant. How do they know whether the smell is unhealthy or harmless? New furniture generally has its own specific smell. Regular ventilation (open all windows and doors for about 10 minutes, three times a day) during the first weeks following assembly causes the smell to disappear. When buying furniture, look for reliable test marks, such as "RAL quality mark for furniture". If you see furniture with this mark, for example, you can rest assured that its formaldehyde levels are well below the limits that legislation deems harmless.
Our standard rollers are suitable/designed for carpets. We recommend the use of hard floor rollers and a floor protection mat if you have laminate, cork or parquet flooring! We can accept no liability for any damages that might occur as a result of non-compliance.
We reserve the right to implement technical alterations/model deviations.
When planning furniture and furnishings, the "load-bearing capacity" of the wall is a crucial safety aspect. As such, the sales representative and fitter must know the material composition of the walls both during the planning phase and prior to assembly. If in doubt, the fitters must drill a trial hole in consultation with the owner, landlord, manager, etc.
Only use the hardware, tools and materials specified by the manufacturer. Non-compliance generally invalidates the warranty. If in doubt consult the experts.