In the days immediately following World War II, people across the European continent came to the realization that there was a tremendous amount of rebuilding ahead of them. The deadliest and costliest war of all time had ravaged the continent, destroying millions of housing units and a great number of factories.
What was needed was a smart, efficient and resource-conserving building method for interior cabinetry to simplify construction.
The solution was the 32 mm cabinetry system. Through standardization and mass production, a new cabinetry style was adapted from the simple strong lines of the Bauhaus movement.
Today, the Euro-style cabinet system is widely used for cabinetry in Europe and beyond. This site offers a primer on how the system works for cabinets and with many of the commonly used pieces of cabinet hardware such as cup hinges and drawer runners.
While reading this won’t make you an expert on the 32 mm system, it will give you an idea of how it works and what elements you can incorporate into your work.