| Dear Customer,
While our respective continents may be drifting apart, the hardware
tastes of European and North American consumers continue to converge.
In North America, we have generally had the luxury of solving
storage problems with space, particularly in kitchens. When consumers
paid attention to cabinet hardware, they were more likely to focus
on decorative choices or to manage the total hardware cost, rather
than analyzing its function and durability.
On the Continent, space constraints have long put a premium on
the efficiency and functionality of hardware. Manufacturers often
mention terms like "system" and "programme"
in tones approaching reverence, and consumers pay close attention.
Hardware is commonly perceived as an asset, and can be as important
and enduring a choice as flooring is here.
Of course, having better and more efficient storage doesn't mean
that you won't accumulate as much junk in your cabinets –
but we can promise you'll be able to root through it much it more
quickly and easily.
Robin C. Lee