At ICFF: Wippro Space-Saving Doors

Since I’m on a space-saving kick here after having written about the Blue Moon Tub, I need to mention Wippro Doors.

Space-Saving Doors. Manufactured by Wippro.

The Austrian company’s space- saving doors take up about 40% less swivel range than an average door, making the Wippro line ideal for small spaces or odd angles. All the space-saving doors are available as monoplan, duoplan, and triplan.

The monoplan is akin to a regular door in its surface look, though it swivels instead of being fixed on hinges. The duoplan looks like a bifold door-only much more beautiful, as it comes in many different woods, and with options such as glass panes, stained glass inserts, and tear-proof Shoji paper covers from Japan. For the most space-saving door, choose the triplan, whose construction I won’t attempt to explain here.

At ICFF: Wippro Space-Saving Doors

Monoplan (left). Duoplan (middle). Triplan (right).

The Wippro doors come in traditional/rustic, modern, and classic/timeless styles. The Monoplan, for example, is available in birch with an offset vertical glass pane-a lovely option for a room with Scandinavian furniture. If you’ve got an industrial aesthetic, then choose Wippro’s plate-glass sliding door-a mass of glass on silver runners (perfect for a loft in Atlanta’s old Cabbagetown factory).

Whatever door you choose, they will be as functional as they are beautiful: “They provide space where you need it, can be opened at a touch, and are simple to close.” Wippro also makes regular doors, and ANY of their designs can be adapted into a space-saving door, including arched and segmented doors. This means your options for space-saving doors are MANY, because Wippro has a door for just about any whim or desire, including the Omega Classic, whose top half is dominated by a porthole-esque circle (part of their Modern line), and the Lava Classic, which is reminiscent of a Frank Lloyd Wright pattern (part of their Classic line).

The engineering behind the Wippro space-saving doors puts me in mind of South Florida’s Coral Castle, whose famed swiveling door-constructed out of a monolithic, 9-ton coral rock slab-opens with the touch of a finger.

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