5 APRIL 2023


Handleless design, designing with the senses

Designing kitchens without handles means thinking about the feeling with your furniture. Precious materials, accurate workmanship, shape solutions, technological additions.
The TM Italia range allows you to choose between five door models without handles, ranging from the straight profile of K6 and D90 to the inclined profile of T30 and T45. G180 features a particular groove processing that allows gripping, obtained directly on the panel and with continuity of the material.


TM Italia | Cucine senza maniglie
Harmony and shapes. Doors and worktops

In the design of a kitchen, the TM Italia proposals permit considerable freedom of design, especially in relation of the doors to the worktop, choosing between different solutions such as grooves, angular continuity or concealed.
T30 Evo collection is one of the examples. It is characterized by a door with a 30° inclined edge, which protrudes from the structure and comes into contact with the worktop, also with an inclined edge. A similar solution is that of the T45 Evo model, in which the door edge has an inclination of 45°.

An attractive design is offered by the D90+ collection with doors that protrude 20 mm from the worktop: this allows for a comfortable opening, restoring extremely compact lines to the whole composition.

The D90 model fits well with projects with essential and rigorous lines regarding the junction between worktops and doors: the perfect solution is the push & pull mechanism, that allows opening by applying a slight pressure on the cabinet.

The T30 Air collection stands out for the space created between the protruding worktop and the door: both inclined by 30 °, they allow for an original design solution.
A solution without handles that allows the door to be gripped and at the same time gives rhythm to the composition are the “C-shaped” grooves of the K6 model. They lift the worktop from the bases, marking the vertical divisions of the columns and emphasize the sense of lightness when combined with reduced thicknesses.

TM Italia | Cucina freestanding con isola, design T30 laccata bianca
The point of view of the grip: inside handle or a handle inserted in the door profile

Designing a TM Italia kitchen without handles is characterized by versatility. An example of this is the D90 collection which allows the handle grips to be processed inside the door.

You can opt for the “inside” handle which, instead of protruding, is recessed in the thickness of the door and can be made in the same finish as the door, ensuring aesthetic cleanliness, or the idea of contrast can be considered to give it prominence.

Alternatively, in the G180 model it is possible to create handles obtained on the door profile that allows you to create essential and refined lines, composing the total or partial cuts.

TM Italia | Inside handles, groove
Design is movement: kinematics in TM Italia kitchens without handles

Opening a door is not a detail. It may become “the” detail. It ranges from the mechanical opening, available in different collections, such as the T45G180D90+, to the choice of push&pull that allows you to open the door with a soft touch. An evolution of the latter is the electro-assisted push&pull opening available in various collections such as the Petra(18). This opening model can also be operated by a sound signal.

The designing process allows ranging towards even more futuristic kitchen solutions such as electro-pneumatic openings or touch openings as in the FX Carbon realization. The latter solutions can provide additional functional features, such as internal lighting with twilight sensors or centralized locking of the openings.


TM Italia | design D90+, cucina con penisola, laccata beige Ardenne, top in pietra Blu Belga

In this design perspective, in which home automation is also increasingly important and defines the kitchen as the centre of home management, the technological aspect of the door opening kinematics matters just as much.

With TM Italia design of doors puts no limits to creating a kitchen that looks towards the future and takes the best from the experience of the past.