Klemens Torggler's 'Evolution Door'
Feb 24, 2014
I like doors. Doors are cool. They help me get into rooms and buildings and stop the cold air and intruders from getting in. But then, that's mostly all they do. Sometimes I look at a door and wonder what it is that we can do with it. How can we innovate the design? How can we make it more interesting? How can a door become the talking point of a room?
Well, I need ask those questions no longer, as the Austrian Designer Klemens Torggler has answered every single one in serious style. Introducing his new 'Evolution Door', Torggler's designs is truly revolutionary and unlike anything I've seen before.
Employing Torggler's own 'flip panel' kinetic system, it looks like something you might imagine from an M C Esher illustration. Constructed of two square panels riveted by precisely placed rods, at the flick of a finger the door folds in on itself as if it were a flimsy piece of paper.
Having begun creating these rotating doors in 1997, Torggler has created five different variants of the design in total, however the latest is Torggler's cleanest and most captivating design to date.
Perhaps they aren't particularly practical, and I wouldn't rush out and replace my solid oak front door with one of Torggler's designs, but they're really quite captivating.
They may not be the most insulated door,either, but in places where that's not an issue, they could be a great addition. From a design perspective they add a touch of futurism to a room, whilst the moving lines and angles effectively act as a stand alone work of art. Most likely used as a semi-permanent or optional room divider their light weight and ease of use make them a great option.
But don't go rushing out to buy one just yet, as they aren't on general sale. Instead Torggler has treated them as prototypes, although he has a selection of signed models available through art seller Atelier Contemporary.
There's nothing I like more than seeing art meet technology and for now we have to just thank Torggler for his dedication to innovation and changing the way that we look at every day furnishings.
Originally found on: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
Feb 27th, 2014
I think these doors are very innovative and you can see the design that Torggler’s put into them. I think they are possibly the way forward, like with everything it evolves over the years and this is the same for doors. Maybe not suitable to older homes, but it could definitely be the centrepiece of a room and the talking piece when friends come over. It doesn't look like the most appropriate door but it is definitely space saving. I think it would be great to see these doors on sale to the general public eventually in a few years to come.
Feb 28th, 2014
They are differently different but I think they’ll forever just be a phototype, I can never see these kind of doors inside a everyday house! Sure they’re cool but they also look dangerous like you could easily get your fingers trapped in them. This kind of doors should be left for art galleries and the designers home.
Mar 3rd, 2014
I think this kind of door would make a good room- divider maybe separating a dining room for kitchen or so forth. I think the door has great potential and the design is really cool. However I think there are some downfalls to it like it looks like it could never be locked, also although its made of soft materials I think a house with small children and pets would not benefit from having this door.
Mar 7th, 2014
This is really cool, I never imagines that a door could look like this, it would definitely add something to a room.
Mar 17th, 2014
I think for modern futuristic houses then these are great, but for everyday family homes with children and pets, I can’t see these kind of doors ever working to be honest. Don't get me wrong the technology and the design that has gone into Torggler creating these doors is great. But they do kind of look weird because when it’s closed it doesn’t look like a door at all it just looks like a weird sculpture or piece of art. Although they are great I just see them being prototypes for a long time to come.
Mar 19th, 2014
No words for this! it's jsut stunning!
Mar 24th, 2014
This is such an inspirational door, I would love one in my house, shame they’re not on public sale :(
Apr 15th, 2014
Not even sure how I came across this but this is amazing!
Apr 29th, 2014
We absolutely love these doors, incredible technology, maybe not practical now but maybe in the future??