Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An Austrian Has Reinvented the Door

Business Insider reports:

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door with his latest project.
Called the Evolution Door (which we first spotted on the blog Colossal), the 4-panel door opens and closes elegantly as though it's made of pieces of paper. Roggler calls it a "flip panel door" (or "Dryehplattent├╝r").
Torggler has a few variations on this door, one with the origami-esque triangles that fold out to help the door move, and another system with rods that rotate two square panels.
Currently the door is a prototype, and comes in a glass, steel, and wood version.



Maybe Austrians should stick to economic theory.

7 comments:

  1. Sometimes Austrians do ok in physics:

    http://plus.maths.org/content/schrodinger-1

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  2. Maybe next he can do something about those squeaky floors.

    Pretty cool door though.

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  3. Yes, the other economic schools are much more associated with doors, especially of the revolving type.

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  4. Why the snark at the end? I would never want it in my own house, but I could see a bunch of people liking it. It is a pretty neat curiosity.

    I think it's healthy when people look at things differently instead of just accepting what everyone else is doing or saying - whether it's politics, history, or furniture.

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    1. Yep. Pretty neat concept and the market will decide if it is good or not.

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  5. I hope you can do that from both sides!

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  6. What functional advantage does this design offer over a regular sliding door? Besides esthetics.

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