Agostino Ferrari S.p.A. receives a prize at “M TECHNOLOGY
AWARD 2007” for its new pull-push Magic (Patent Pending)
Magic (Patent Pending), the new system developed and patented by Agostino
Ferrari S.p.A. will receive a “M Technology Award 2007” at ZOW 2007 in Bad
Salzuflen, in Germany - www.zow.de
This prize continues the winning tradition of the Italian company,
which in the past has won several innovation, technology and
design awards (for instance Interzum or ADI – Italian Design
Agostino Ferrari is an Italian leader in manufacturing furniture
hinges, slides and fittings. The company is known worldwide for its
quality and innovative production. The Italian firm is constantly
observing the market to meet the customers’ needs. That’s why the
product line is in continuous evolution.
Magic (Patent Pending) wins the “M Technology Award 2007”
because it is a synthesis of innovation, technology, aesthetic,
design and functionality.
Magic allows furniture doors to open automatically
with a smooth movement. The whole system is
actioned with just one finger, all you need is one
The system is composed by a magnetic pull-push
mechanism and special hinges with springs that open
the doors automatically.
By closing the door a cylindrical magnet gets in
contact with a metal plate fixed to the door, and a
smooth closing is ensured.
By opening the door a plastic pin, coaxial to the magnet, takes the metal plate
away (a 6 mm distance from the door), releasing the door.Having an axial symmetry and reduced dimensions, the product can be
inserted into a 10 mm dia. hole machined in the side panel, being actually
The metal plate can be fixed by bi-adhesive tape. Further operations on the
door are not required.
The tests carried out at Ferrari laboratories have shown that the system can
last for 400/500,000 open/close cycles.
Magic is innovative because of the minimal distance required for the door to be
released - only 6 mm.
Magic is unique because it requires no
operations on doors, it never locks in closed
position, the doors won’t have any parts
thrusting outward, and it’s available for
wood-based and also aluminium framed
The system is completely concealed, it
requires no door handles.
Magic is available with many different variations, for instance with adaptors
when holes can’t be drilled in the cabinet side. The metal plate can be fixed
with dowels, it can be glued or fixed with bi-adhesive tape.
At ZOW 2007 in Bad Salzuflen Ferrari will present a new model of Magic, which
is more powerful and gives more door opening. The new system can be used
with standard hinges – special springs working in opening will no longer be
For these reasons Magic is the best, most complete product line available on
the market for automatic opening/closing of furniture doors.
The system will be visible at Zow 2007 in Bad Salzuflen 2007 (Hall 19, Stand
D14) from February 26th until March 1st.