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February 18th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Evolution Door: An ingenious door that opens and closes with two rotating panels

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Evolution Door

A clever folding door from Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has been making the design blog rounds the past few days. It’s the kind of poetic reinvention of a familiar object that makes you wonder why nobody thought of such a radical innovation before. (Videos)

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A look at Torggler’s website reveals that the refinement of his series of “flip panel” door prototypes is an ongoing design and engineering experiment:

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The latest incarnation, the Evolution Door, is engineered to move sideways without the use of a track. To open and close, four folding triangles seem to magically fold up over themselves. Soft edges keep worry warts from losing a digit:

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Via Slate

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