nobilia's ergonomic kitchens

What Does “Ergonomic” Mean

As defined by NIBusiness, “Ergonomics is about designing for people. It is about ensuring a good fit between people and the things they interact with. This could include the objects they use or the environments they live in. ” NI Business goes on to say, “You should consider ergonomics in the design of every product, system or environment. Ergonomics is about ensuring a good fit between people and the things they interact with. This could include the objects they use or the environments they live in. You should focus on ergonomics early in the design process and consider it within every product and system. Ignoring ergonomics can lead to designs that are likely to fail – as they don’t fit the needs of the user.”

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The Importance of Ergonomics

According to NIBusiness, “Ergonomics is an important part of research in the product development process. When you apply ergonomic methods early in the design process, they can often identify opportunities for innovation. At work, at school, or at home, when products fit the user, the result can be more comfort, higher productivity, and less stress.”

nobilia builds a kitchen to your height

nobilia pays attention to these details by championing the importance of efficiency, streamlined design, and integration. Behind every nobilia component is the best in German engineering for ultimate flexibility and full-access construction and the integration of intelligent features for more efficiency, more comfort, and more options for the best experience.

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Ergonomics – Backed By Popular Demand

Ergonomics is an ever-growing popular trend within interior design. Millennials especially are looking to invest in their health and wellness, what better way they protecting their back? The wellness trend as a whole is being largely driven by millennials.

 “Healthy living”, the term coined to describe lifestyles designed around the concept of wellness, incorporates more than just nutrition and fitness. Less clutter, organization, sustainable & healthy materials, a home designed for you in a mind, a “simple” way of life is what healthy living is about.

nobilia proudly embraces the philosophy of the Bauhaus movement, “form follows function”. Meaning every item in your home has a clearly defined purpose and no extra or confusing embellishments. In terms of Ergonomics, this is essential. Kitchens designed to match the primary cook’s height, modern style doors that simply open with slight touch or lift overhead, these and other design features ensure you can easily maneuver throughout your home without hurting your back.

The Principles of Ergonomics

Ergonomics, like European Kitchen Furniture, follow the same basic principles of a universal design which all equate to: “Form Follows Function”. According to “Ergoworks” these are the main principles to Ergonomics:

  1. Flexibility in use: The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
  2. Simple and intuitive use: Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
  3. Perceptible information: The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user’s sensory abilities.
  4. Tolerance for error: The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
  5. Low physical effort: The design can be used efficiently and comfortably, and with a minimum of fatigue.
  6. Size and space for approach and use: Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use, regardless of the user’s body size, posture, or mobility.

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We couldn’t help but notice how similar this principle was to that of nobilia’s European Kitchen Furniture. Designed to fit any interior, EKF, is incredibly flexible. Being highly user-centered, EKF is simple and intuitive to use. With a vast variety of features and components, you can design a kitchen, living area, or bath to meet your needs. Select integrated lighting to help with your vision needs, choose from a variety of storage options for the best ergonomic and functional choice for your home, adjust counter heights to fit your body, the list of user-centered features goes on and on! Lastly, being made of high-quality materials, these countertops have a high tolerance for error. Minimal and beautiful, these counters minimize hazards and are incredibly damage resistant.  

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How to Design An Ergonomic Home

Ergonomically designed homes are at the very top of every home buyers’ wish lists; flexibility, individuality, and abundant storage space.

Nobilia’s ergonomic cabinetry is simplified, streamlined, provides a modern appeal, and designed to fit any space, large or small. Nobilia embraces the principles of Bauhaus and encapsulates the “more than a kitchen sentiment”- and takes a step further – connecting with simplified living. Not only does nobilia’s kitchen and bath furniture simplify the way of living, but it is also very simple to design, install, and maintain, allowing it to be well aligned with the design aesthetic desired today.

The sections below will allow you to get into how nobilia is ergonomic and how you can use their products to design an ergonomic home.


Nobilia’s kitchen was essentially designed following ergonomic principles. Among these principles are minimizing legwork and adapting the working heights to the kitchen and bath users as well as the installation of household appliances at accessible heights.

nobilia offers an ergonomically optimized activity height for a variety of activities, such as meal preparation, cooking, and washing dishes. Nobilia has 24 different working heights that enable an ergonomically optimized kitchen design.

nobilia even offers ergonomic cabinetry options. The purpose of the overhead cabinetry is for end-users to easily store and gain access to kitchen essentials. nobilia’s over-head lift-up cabinetry is a great example of “form follows function.”

nobilia focus 460 kitchen
nobilia’s Focus 460 model kitchen is ergonomically ideal! This kitchen offers a harmonious combination of colors and materials through ultra-high gloss cabinetry in white and warm Arizona pine wood countertops.

Take a look at the ergonomic aspects of this attractively planned corner kitchen. The height of the sink and cooking area were tailored to that specific client. The oven, located on the sidewall, is elevated to easily put in and take out food. The kitchen also features a decorative hood range, open shelving, and a little seating nook within the kitchen next to the food prep area.

nobilia focus 462 kitchen
The Focus 462 vignette stands out ergonomically with the raised built-in oven, wall unit cabinetry with folding/lifting doors, and refined half-glass fronts. The rear side of the L-shaped oak countertop is extended into a practical breakfast bar that provides additional seating space.


Nobilia European Kitchen Furniture offers versatile solutions for all living spaces. Achieve a holistic design by carrying the style, materials, and decor from your kitchen throughout the home for a cohesive interior design.

nobilia Easy Touch 969 & Riva 940 entertainment center
Easy Touch 969/Riva 940 is not only beautiful, but also very practical for your living space. The variable smart cube shelves showcase individual creativeness and decorative ideas. The puristic cupboard elements not only offer extra storage space but also impress with practical bar flaps. This design also adds practicality by including an integrated cable pass-through. Smart idea!
nobilia Touch 338 & Riva 839 entertainment center
The Touch 338/Riva 839 vignette provides a sense of harmony for your living space. The sideboard arrangement here was designed to stand on the floor to provide a very contemporary interpretation of storage space.


Ergonomics are key to any new interior design for your home, and the bathroom is no exception. An ergonomic bathroom is a user-friendly bathroom that combines the essential technical necessities of the bathroom with the aesthetic and practical requirements of the user to create a comfortable space.

If the bathroom is easy to clean and maintain, it adds to good bathroom ergonomics. Go for a floating vanity or make sure to have a clearance of at least 6 inches from the floor, so that the floor space is clear. This makes it easy to clean below the vanity.

nobilia Flash 503 spa bathroom
nobilia Flash 503 is designed to bring added functionality and offers an extended floating vanity, offering a double sink, extra counter space, and integrated lighting.
Easy Touch 963 nobilia bath
Easy Touch 963 has an easy-care anti-fingerprint coating with matte fronts that allow for easy cleaning and sanitization. 

European Kitchen Furniture & Ergonomics

nobilia European Kitchen Furniture is perfect for an ergonomic home! Primed to adapt and grow with your family, clients, and customers. Components can be reconfigured and are easily removed and moved as spaces need to adjust. All components are built on a consistent grid-based concept unlike anything seen in traditional cabinetry. 

Nobilia offers an entirely different concept for homeowners looking for contemporary, durable, and adaptable components – a new approach to today’s simplified living.