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Strong furniture magnets are essential fixtures in interior design and home organisation. With their impressive holding strength, ease of installation and minimal visibility, magnets have become a go-to choice for designers and homeowners alike. They enhance the aesthetics and functionality of furniture and cabinetry throughout the modern living space. Find out more below.
How furniture magnets are used
Furniture magnets are integral to modern furniture design to provide discreet and efficient closures. Typically made from materials like neodymium or ferrite – renowned for their small size and durability – these magnets are strategically placed within furniture structures, particularly in doors, drawers and cabinets. When these furniture components are shut, the magnets create an invisible yet robust magnetic connection, ensuring a secure closure.
The absence of visible hardware-like door handles or knobs not only creates a minimalist, clean aesthetic but also eliminates potential obstructions in tight spaces. Instead, people can easily access their belongings by gently pushing or pulling on the furniture, allowing for effortless and seamless operation.
Our furniture magnets
Selecting the correct type of magnet is crucial to balancing functionality and aesthetics.
Neodymium magnets are renowned for their incredible strength and small size, making them perfect for discreet closures in modern, minimalist furniture. Their powerful magnetic properties ensure secure holds without the need for unsightly, visible hardware.
Ferrite magnets are another cost-effective option. These magnets are powerful, so they're effective in cabinets and drawers. They're also robust and resistant to demagnetisation, so they are sure to last a long time.
Additionally, alnico magnets provide good temperature stability, making them suitable for furniture in environments with varying temperatures.
Finally, rare earth magnets, such as samarium cobalt magnets, are renowned for their high magnetic strength and durability, making them ideal for heavy-duty furniture applications requiring strong and reliable magnetic closure.
Magnetic challenges in furniture applications
While furniture magnets may sound like a simple concept, they come with some challenges, primarily balancing their strength with their aesthetic appeal. These magnets must be robust enough to hold doors and drawers closed securely without fail, ensuring their functional reliability. Meanwhile, they must remain discreet and visually unobtrusive, seamlessly blending into the furniture's design.
Magnetic interference between adjacent magnet catches or electronic devices can also disrupt functionality. This interference can weaken the holding strength of furniture magnets, compromising their ability to keep doors and drawers securely closed. As such, this requires careful consideration surrounding magnet placement and furniture design.
Likewise, these magnets must also withstand wear and tear over time without losing their strength. So, balancing functionality, aesthetics, and durability remains a constant challenge in furniture design.
Quality assured magnets
Bunting's commitment to quality assurance is evident through our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications, which showcase our dedication to excellence and environmental responsibility.
Firstly, the ISO9001 certification underscores our dedication to maintaining consistently high product quality. At Bunting, we employ robust quality control processes at every production stage, from material selection to final assembly; this ensures that our furniture magnets meet or exceed industry benchmarks, providing customers with reliable and durable solutions.
Secondly, the ISO14001 certification highlights our team's environmental consciousness. At Bunting, we take proactive steps to minimise our environmental footprint, from sourcing eco-friendly materials to implementing sustainable practices in manufacturing processes.
Customers can trust in the quality and sustainability of our products.
Why choose Bunting?
Bunting is a global business with a remarkable legacy of over six decades, solidifying our status as a premier magnet supplier. Our extensive experience in the industry has propelled us to the forefront of magnet technology and solutions worldwide.
With a presence in international markets, we've cultivated a reputation for reliability and innovation, serving some of the biggest companies in the world.
Over the years, our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has fostered enduring partnerships with various industries, from automotive and electronics to renewable energy and healthcare.
This global reach is underpinned by a steadfast dedication to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, making Bunting a trusted manufacturer of magnets.