Lateral Door Opening System, “LIN-X1000”, won the highly coveted and prestigious 2017 Red Dot award for product design.
What is the Red Dot Award?
Established in 1955, the Red Dot Award is decided by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The award features products which have been released in the last two years and recognized for being outsanding. This year, over 5500 products were submitted from 54 different countries. Products are judged by international specialists who appraise the functions, innovativeness, quality amongst 9 different standards. Along with the iF Design Award and the International Design Excellence Awards, it is one of the 3 biggest design awards in the world.
What is the LIN-X1000?
Sugatsune’s Lateral Door Opening System Series opens and closes flat and parallel to the wall. It features Sugatsune’s Motion Design Tech, opening in unique ways with a soft close.
Features of the LIN-X1000
Works with Larger Doors
Works with doors up to 1100mm in width (accessible space is 900mm) meaning that wheelchairs can pass through.
Opens with a Small Radius
Compared to regular doors, requires approximately 1/2 the space to open and close.
Closes Softly and Quietly
Has a damper which causes the door to close quietly. (The damper has 5 different adjustable levels of force).
Works with Heavier Doors: Up to 90kg
Has the weight bearing capacity to be used at boutiques, restaurants, office storage areas, and walk-in closets.*Caution:
– This hinge is only designed to work with doors up to 90kg in weight.
– Please ensure that the suspension of the door frame and the wall is reinforced to support this amount of weight.
– In case it does not have enough reinforcement, please consider reinforcing the door with an aluminum frame or something similar.
Reduces Time Required for Installation
Consists only of a lower arm, cover section and connecting bar. Those are the only components required during installation. It can be adjusted in 4 different directions: Up/down, left/right, backwards/forwards and the angle.
Many Possible Opening Styles
Can function as a single door, a parallel opening pair, a sideways opening pair, or as an L corner opening.
This item is able to handle doors that are much larger than any other in its product series. It is capable of working with doors with widths up to 1100mm, with a largest opening width of 900mm, it can be used in areas where wheelchairs access. The largest height of door it can be used with is 2980mm. The LIN-X1000 is capable of being used with doors with a weight of up to 90kg. It has a built in damper which causes the door to close silently even if the door is heavier. Because the opening radius is approximately half of a regular hinge, it can be used in narrower spaces. It also has fewer parts than conventional items, making it much easier to install.
What is Motion Design Tech?
Motion Design Tech is Sugatsune’s product lineup that features five different kinds of special motion. The idea behind this is that designs should not only be beautiful but should also have fantastic functionality that makes people’s lives easier and more convenient. The basic motivation behind this series is “improving the feeling of motion”, “installation convenience”, and “convenient angles and radii”. These ideas have been combined to produce the various features of this series. The movements are broadly broken down to:
- Soft Motion
- Free-Stop Motion
- Power Assist Motion
- Click Motion
- Unique Motion
Other Awards and Recognition
The LIN-X1000 also won the Good Design Award in 2016. The Good Design Award is widely recognized and has been awarded to high qualities products since 1957.