Hafele introduces FritsJurgens pivot door systems to improving perfection
A pivot door is a rotating wall component that can alter space, functionality, and perception.
The FritsJurgens Pivot Door Systems from Hafele allow for minimal gaps around the door and allow for the design of pivot doors with no constraints.
Because of these systems' high load-bearing capacity, it is possible to design pivot doors that go beyond the function of a standard door and become true design statements.
All Hafele FritsJurgens Pivot Door Systems are fully integrated into the door's top and bottom. As a result, no structural elements are required in the floor or ceiling. All you see is your ideal pivot door, a system that is almost imperceptible. This low-cost, time-saving construction allows pivot doors to be installed whenever and wherever they are needed, including in existing buildings.
The three distinct systems – FritsJurgens System One, System 3 and System M – provide diverse functionality and have been tested for over 1 million cycles (equivalent to 136 years of daily use) and continue to perform flawlessly, ensuring maintenance-free operation of panels weighing up to 500 kg.
These systems are truly designed for the ages: they are inconspicuous, fashionable, and require no maintenance.
We have all learned to adapt and have experienced flexibility in a completely new way over the last two years. This has provided us with a fresh perspective on living and working. From working from home to reorganising office buildings and public spaces, let's look at how FritsJurgens Pivot Door Systems by Hafele can help make the places where people live and work more flexible.
While working, close off the room in a beautiful way and then open it up to enjoy the entire house space with FritsJurgens. Architects used this pivot system to optimise living and working even before remote working became the norm. Ernst Hoek, for example, created a double bookcase using FritsJurgens' System M, allowing him to separate the living room from the workspace without sacrificing functionality.
When closed, these steel cabinets appear to be a solid wall. The cabinet's functionality has completely outgrown the concept of a passage. It is both an aesthetic and functional solution, and the ingenuity of the solution astounds everyone who visits.
It is not only practical to have a flexible workspace at home when working. Designing and building a flexible home improves the quality of life for all residents. Standard Studio, for example, used FritsJurgens' System 3 to create a pivoting wall with a TV on one side and a bookcase on the other. Behind the wall is a children's play area that can also be used as a guest room when visitors arrive. You can play and watch TV to your heart's content, while working or dining in peace in the kitchen.
Not only do large homes with open floor plans lend themselves to versatile room dividers. Smaller homes and studios, in particular, benefit greatly from an efficient use of available square metres. When you're living, working, and sleeping in the same room, it's nice to be able to change your space quickly.
As an example, A flexible studio designed by SL Project Architectural Bureau, with five pivot doors containing FritsJurgens' System M pivot system that can separate the bedroom from the living area. Because of the hold positions at 0, 90, and -90 degrees, these pivot doors can all be opened and closed independently. The atmosphere and functionality of the space are thus entirely in the hands of the occupants and can be adjusted with the touch of a button.
The value of a pleasant workplace has grown significantly in the last year. Many office buildings require renovations in order to provide a comfortable and safe working environment to as many employees as possible.
Furthermore, it is advantageous to make spaces as versatile as possible. Flexible room dividers convert a meeting space into an open-plan office or even an individual workspace.
It is critical to be able to properly close off areas in order to create workplaces that also provide peace and concentration. For example, large open spaces in the NNZ office building are easily closed for noise reduction, privacy, or tranquillity, thanks to glass steel pivot doors with FritsJurgens' System M pivot hinges.
Public spaces are primarily used for multiple purposes. A row of pivoting walls can be used to create a flexible space division here, especially if there is plenty of space. In this tennis centre, for example, a row of soundproof pivot doors with FritsJurgens' System 3 has been used to divide the sports club's reception area for holding conferences. Tennis players will be able to use the canteen while a meeting is taking place in the adjacent room.
FritsJurgens pivot systems are suitable for both short and long-term flexible room dividers. Each system is quick and simple to install, requiring no structural changes to the floor or ceiling. As a result, the systems are applicable to all existing situations, including homes, office buildings, and public spaces. It is also suitable for long-term use. Each system is made of high-quality materials and is designed to last over a million movements – the equivalent of 136 years of daily use.
FritsJurgens offers various pivot systems for designs, the selection of which is determined by the location of the pivot point, the weight of the space divider, and the functionalities that the space divider should have.
System 3 is ideal for rotating walls that rotate 360 degrees. This system has multiple hold positions and automatically closes, giving you control over the door movement and its impact on the space. While System M is ideal for side installation, such as a double revolving bookcase. This system gives you complete control over every door movement, and you can also set it to your liking.