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Portapivot’s Pivot Hinge Technology Receives an iF Design Award
Antwerpen, Belgium, 2017-03-14 –
Stealth pivot is a compact and innovative pivoting hinge, that can be fitted inside virtually any door leaf. The pivot hinge features a high-tech comfort closure that works in all swing directions even up to 360°.
When fitted, the hinge remains invisible, hence the name “Stealth Pivot”.
The jury from the iF Awards, held in Germany, noticed its excellence and awarded Portapivot a 2017 Design Award for its “6530” glass and aluminium pivot door system equipped with Stealth Pivot XL pivoting hinges.
Portapivot 6530 system
This pivoting door is made from a minimal aluminium frame (65 mm x 30 mm), available in 3 anodized colors: silver, black and bronze. The frame can be equipped with any 6 or 8 mm thick tempered safety glass.
The frame is equipped with a “Stealth Pivot” pivoting hinge, specifically designed to be mounted on top of a finished surface, without the need for any built-in fixtures.
Compact design without built-in fixtures
The hinge is mounted straight on top of the finished floor and solid or reinforced ceiling. The minimal anchoring (2 bolts +-4.5cm deep) allows for easy installation on any type of surface.
During development, a great deal of attention went into ease of installation, to ensure that the resulting pivot system could be used in both new and existing homes, regardless the construction.
Offset or central axis pivoting doors
Stealth Pivot “XL” is designed for large pivot doors up to 150 kg. The axis can be positioned at either 1/3 or at the center, with a configurable swing operation of 90°, 180° or 360° like a carousel.
The closing force is adaptable with 3 sets of Suspa gas springs, rated at a force of 300N, 400N and 500N. The gas springs can easily be exchanged to fine tune the closing force of the hinge as necessary.
Portapivot is a Belgian brand, created and engineered by the designers of Anyway doors. Anyway was founded in 1995 and specializes in modern made-to-measure interior doors, focused exclusively on the local market in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Various international awards put Anyway’s products in the spotlight all over the world. A marketing dream come true, but for a manufacturer of custom-made, high-end products, this created quite the challenge in regards to fulfilling the endless stream of international requests from architects, interior craftsmen and consumers.
Portapivot is designed as the answer to these international requests and makes the popular room divider products and its patented hinge systems accessible to interior professionals all around the world.
Portapivot offers its product line as a custom-made, self-assembly kit, designed for interior professionals and carpenters with international shipping by Fedex. All products are sold exclusively through a B2B e-shop which will be launched on August 1st, 2017.
Portapivot believes in a production philosophy where they combine the strength of their technology and design with local craftsmanship.
- international B2B e-shop platform
- straightforward assembly and installation
- unlimited decorative finishing possibilities
- product design backed by more than 20 years of experience
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- Koen Dries
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iF Awards organisation