Austrian artist Klemens Torggler is redesigning the every day door as we know it. His designs are based on rotating squares without the use of tracks. The door displayed in the video and images below is entitled Evolution Door. The two halves of the door are attached by pivots at the bottom and top of the frame and a hinge in the middle. Torggler has been working on the design for years, experimenting with various materials such as glass, wood, and steel. For those worried about losing a finger between the two squares, you’ll be glad to know the door is equipped with soft edges. Below you will find additional images and videos showing the various designs. I love the ‘clink’ sound the steel door makes!
Check it out in action:
He demonstrates that the scissor-like door is perfectly safe:
Alright, well now I want one of these. It is weird that the basic household door has not been redesigned really ever. There are different varieties depending on the wood you would like used, but this is really changing the way people look at doors.