Samet Ela is a cover for furniture hinges.
It is realized in flexible thermoplastic elastomer to cover the hinge in a way able to completely hide its mechanical parts.
Its shape and material allow flexibility during the movement of the hinged door, following the movement of the mechanism without interfering with it.
The result is an improvement in both the aesthetic of the hinge (no mechanism is visible) and the functionality of the hinge (user’s fingers or items inside the cabinet are protected from the mechanism).
The cover is realized in a combination of flexible and rigid materials that allows it to fit and snap over the metallic hinge while maintaining flexibility in the area that will change shape during the movement when the door is closed and opened.
The single part is manufactured with a double-injection plastic over-molding.
Samet Ela won the Interior Innovation Award by the German Design Council in 2013.