Like the design of functional objects such as chairs or tables, it would seem new ideas for the humble door would be completely exhausted, and then along comes Austrian artist Klemens Torggler. This 4-panel entryway called the Evolution Door opens and closes in a surprisingly elegant way at the slightest touch, folding in on itself like pieces of paper. Torggler calls this system a “flip panel door” (Drehplattentür), and it’s almost more of a kinetic sculpture than functional door, but I would be happy to have one in every room of my house. And for those of you who envision a crushed finger or hands, he’s already solved that problem.
Currently the door is meant as a prototype, an extension of his artistic practice where Vienna-based Torggler has been creating similar kinetic doors for many years, several of which are available through Artelier Contemporary.
Design Clarity has been working with Al Futtaim Group in Cairo through 2012 and 2013 to present ideas for their latest prestigious new retail development, Cairo Festival City. Our design focus has been new concept thinking for various Specialty Leasing elements throughout the mall such as concierge, service counters, ATM enclosures, marketing displays, kiosks and retail merchandising units RMUs.
Design Clarity was responsible for the Concept Design Development & Documentation of “Central Kitchen” – the Central Park’s food court on Level 2.
We delivered a fitout of global standards with unique fresh design which reflects the atmosphere of the building design at Central Park with attention to detail and a creative selection of furniture & finishes throughout.