Klemens Torggler door

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What would happen if an artist decided to redesign all of the mundane things we practically ignore every day? We imagine it would be something like this door. The Evolution Door, designed by artist Klemens Torggler, takes that whole slab-of-wood-with-hinges model and rethinks it entirely.

The door consists of two squares, each able to fold diagonally and attached to each other with a spinning hinge at one corner. The corner diagonal to that one on each piece is attached to the door frame with another spinning hinge, allowing the door to rotate in the middle to open and then close.

soft edges

You might expect the door to be kind of dangerous, but Torggler explains that it has soft edges to avoid the eventual finger-pinching…or at least make it a little less painful. While it definitely couldn’t be used as an exterior door, the Evolution Door does look like an interesting conversation piece. It would be at home in the middle of a contemporary interior and, if the video of the door in action is any indication, it would provide endless hours of entertainment by simply opening and closing over and over.