This is the Lamborghini of household doors. Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has developed an ingenious 4-panel sliding origami-style door. His ‘Evolution Door’ opens and closes surprisingly elegantly and doesn’t actually bend the triangular planes at all. Even the massive steel version slides open and close with ease.
If you are concerned about crushing your fingers between panels, the designer has already come up with a simple solution – soft edges. Torggler calls his design a “flip panel door” and it is currently in the prototype phase. He has, however, been creating them as an extension of his art practice for years and some are available through his gallery, Artelier Contemporary.