Traditional Design in a Modern Kitchen

Traditional Modern Kitchen

While classic style remains a firm favourite for interiors amongst homeowners, mixing and matching modern and vintage features is becoming increasingly popular. Fixtures and appliances that echo Victorian or early 20th century style, but with all the function that a modern kitchen needs, are increasingly sought after  in modern kitchens.

At the forefront of this burgeoning trend is Victorian-style fixtures such as handles, industrial-style lighting, and vintage-style modern cookers and sinks - all available from Häfele.

Interested in integrating this trend into your projects? Here are some product highlights that will bring a traditional and classic aesthetic to any setting, with all of the modern functionality that your customers expect:

Charles Pendant Light

Charles Pendant LightThe dome-shaped Charles LED ceiling pendant is ideal for customers who want to make a statement. Made up of a metal ceiling plate, cable and glass shade, the pendant can be vertically adjusted, up to 1200 mm, to suit all desired atmosphers and styles. The pendant itself is finished in either antique brass or satin nickel, with a black or clear cable holding the hand-blown glass shade, which comes in either a clear or champagne finish. All the necessary fixings for installation are supplied alongside. View the full range of pendant lights from Häfele here.

Smeg Victoria Range Cooker

Smeg Range CookerPairing dark coloured appliances with metallic accents is a great way of injecting an air of sophistication into your customers’ kitchens. This Smeg Victoria range cooker in dark grey combines the classic style of a traditional range cooker, with exceptional functionality for modern living. This iconic appliance comprises of a main oven, auxiliary oven and grill compartment with a gas hob, which each boast a range of different cooking functions. To understand more about this solution and its full range of features, click here.

Slido Design 100-S 


sliding door gearSliding doors have long been a popular choice for residential projects in the UK so it’s no surprise that sliding door gear is one of the most popular products we sell.

Interestingly, recent customer behaviour suggests tastes are changing, with demand for exposed, rustic and statement pieces increasing, in place of traditional, discreet finishes.

Inspired by US design trends, industrial inspired designs, exposed fittings, and a ‘shabby chic’ finish are all high on homeowners’ wishlists.

One solution which will help you achieve this aesthetic is the Slido Design 100-S. This rustic sliding door fitting in a graphite black finish really makes a design statement. It combines its stand-out looks with great functionality and is able to support a door of up to 100kg.

The 100-S comes supplied with everything necessary for successful installation, including running gear, running track, door stoppers, hex key etc. All Slido products are covered by a lifetime guarantee of 10 years.

Scilm - Plinth Panels 

panelGreat design is all about the details, and these Scilm plinth panels, designed to perfectly complement Gola handle-less profiles, make sure that kitchen cupboards look seamless from top to bottom. The 3m plinth panels come with finishing strip included and are available in five striking finishes to suit both contemporary and period-style kitchens: anodised silver, powder coated graphite, anodised bronze, anodised brushed copper and anodised brushed brass. Plinth connectors and clips must be ordered separately.

Smeg Kettle

For your customers who know that great style should extend even to smaller appliances, the Smeg 50's Retro Style kettle, available in a range of colours, is a perfect addition. Featuring push-pull opening lid, a 360º swivel base and removable, washable stainless steel limescale filter, this kettle combines great looks and flawless functionality. This product is covered by a 2 year guarantee. View the full Smeg 50's Retro Style range here.


Grass Assembled Drawers - Coming Soon!

Grass Assembled DrawersThis pre-assembled standard drawer system from movement specialist GRASS is available in both stone and silver finishes and features integrated liquid Soft-close® and fully synchronised runner technology.  The system can be tailored to suit customer preferences, with several options available for the rails and sides of the drawers.  It also comes with integrated height and side adjustment and a load bearing capacity of 40kg.

The drawer front (not included) can be fitted and removed without tools.


Finishing Touches

When it comes to handles, we know how important both the look and quality are for you and your customers. It may be a small detail, but the right handle can completely transform the look and feel of any living space. Here at Häfele, we supply a huge selection in a broad range of colours, finishes, materials and styles, to guarantee you’re able to find the right solution for any project. Here are some highlights that encapsulate the classic aesthetic:


Jude Jude handles and knobs combine classic style with up-to-date metallic finishes (brushed brass, polished nickel and antique copper) which will perfectly complement a variety of modern and vintage-inspired kitchen styles. The Jude cup handles come with a distinctive ridge at the front to assist grip, making them a fantastic, ergonomic addition to any kitchen. 


ElaraThe height of vintage glamour, these slim, curved Elara level handles with their elegant, ridged design, would make the perfect finishing touch for period or contemporary kitchens. Available in a choice of three striking finishes (gold, rose gold and matt antique brass).


Axel TThe wonderfully textured Axel-T lever handle would make a striking addition to any interior. These eye-catching handles are available in a choice of finishes (matt antique bronze for a vintage look, or more contemporary matt black painted or brushed nickel and matt black finishes).


MimasThese elegant Mimas lever handles are available in three finishes (brushed black nickel, brushed satin nickel and rose gold) and come with matching escutcheons. They are perfect for injecting some period flair to modern kitchen designs.



CaxtonPerfect for adding a vintage finishing touch to modern designs, the Caxton is an elegant, bronzed and brushed traditional drop handle.




DespinaThe Despina collection of solid, tactile lever handles is available in three metallic finishes. Opt for opulent gold, trendy rose gold or matt antique brass for a vintage look. 



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