Design awards and quality seals have an important function. They help end users feel even more convinced that they have chosen a product that has been examined objectively in all kinds of different categories; a product which is both innovative and durable, and which fulfils the very highest demands in terms of design, function and quality. In this sense, the three internationally acclaimed design awards for the “Xtend+” illuminated shelving system by LEICHT (“Plus X Award”, “if product design award” and “interior innovation award”) will provide effective decision-making support when it comes to purchasing kitchens. “Xtend+” offers a whole range of possibilities for creating a new image of the kitchen: the horizontal slats of the dainty, wall-fitted aluminium shelving system with individually lit shelves, fitted in current-carrying rails, can be closed automatically by remote control or app to form a smooth, calm wall surface. They can of course be left partially or entirely open. This makes “Xtend+” an interesting alternative to traditional kitchen planning featuring a niche and wall units.