Cutting edge design-visions

Design and product development always occur within the context of social and societal trends. The latest trends, such as individualisation, increasing life expectancy, health awareness, mobility, digital networking and urbanisation, shape our consumers’ needs and these are consistently incorporated into our product development.

CoolVision light installations reveal the amazing effects that light can create.

CoolVision light installations reveal the amazing effects that light can create.

Some of the design studies and prototypes later go into series production as DesignEditions; others give impetus into looking at refrigerators from a new perspective. Liebherr uses the CoolVision light installations to present design opportunities, bringing them to life through a light show.

CoolVision – looking to the future

Refrigerators will continue to be defined by their main purpose, which is to deliver innovative cooling technologies that are being constantly improved upon. To develop key ideas for the future we have to have vision. Liebherr's CoolVision range represents a playful approach: experimenting with colours, shapes and materials, and collaborating with designers, artists and emerging talents. Real innovations arise from flexibility and the willingness to view technology and materials from a different perspective. Based on this understanding we develop our ideas and design studies, and present them at trade fairs such as the IFA or Futura.

Experimenting with materials: prototype made from concrete

Experimenting with materials: prototype made from concrete

Concrete has evolved from a functional building material to a popular design element, which gives Liebherr a very good excuse for taking a closer look at this material. Already, experimental prototypes incorporating wood, metal with a rusted effect, and leather cladding have been created for trial design development purposes. Previous prototype materials, notably glass and black stainless steel, underwent thorough practical testing and provided impressive results, and now they have been brought into series production as DesignEditions.

Putting designs to the test

Liebherr products are a great investment. To maintain our very high quality standards, we evaluate every new design on the basis of its benefits and user friendliness, with our customers' needs foremost in our minds. Does the appliance appeal to consumers? Is the design in line with current trends yet also able to stand the test of time? Is the material suitable for everyday use? Before an appliance goes into series production, we subject its design and every component to numerous tests. As a result, our appliances are visually pleasing and made from superb-quality materials, and they are also highly suitable for daily use, easy-to-clean and extremely easy-to-use.

The patented bar handle brings together practical functionality and attractive design.

The patented bar handle brings together practical functionality and attractive design.

Uncompromising perfection down to the smallest details

In the design and technology of our fridge-freezers and compact appliances, we always place emphasis on the small yet crucial details. An example that shows our uncompromising adherence to the combination of utility and design is our patented bar handle, where form and function have come together perfectly. The stainless steel handle has a highly ergonomic design and its sophisticated mechanism makes opening the refrigerator door much easier. In addition, to ensure the high-quality visual appearance of the handle's stainless steel, we have developed a special surface finish called SmartSteel, which protects the steel against fingerprints and makes it particularly easy-to-clean.

Convenience

In developing its refrigerators and freezers, Liebherr pays a lot of attention to customer needs so that appliances are convenient to use and make everyday life easier. Convenient functions

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Liebherr conducts thorough testing procedures in specialised climate-measuring labs, noise testing chambers and mechanical load testing facilities.

To achieve the highest quality, Liebherr checks the reliability and functionality of every technical component and every design, from the development stage onwards. Watch the video

Liebherr conducts thorough testing procedures in specialised climate-measuring labs, noise testing chambers and mechanical load testing facilities.