Modern living – it’s all a mashup these days. Gone are separate dining and living areas, kitchens now become part of the entertaining space and work areas overlap play rooms. It becomes important to control the spaces that we do have – to be able to reconfigure them quickly for different purposes. Room dividers like Sugatsune’s FDP open up to maximise space for work or play and then close for privacy or quiet. The robust modern mechanisms make them easy and smooth to use, even with one hand.
The FDP Stackable Partition Door System can be used to manage living spaces, close for privacy, open up to entertain.
The system can be configured for parallel or perpendicular stacking. In the image to the left a whole room divider is neatly parallel stacked to one side. You can also see the unobtrusive ceiling track – no rails or guides on the floor.
Pocket doors can be used to screen off work areas from a living space. The mechanism of the ALT-F combines a sliding door with a pocket door so a whole wall can move aside and out of view when you want to get on with things.
Now you see it, now you don’t; cluttered areas can disappear with the sliding pocket door ALT-F system.
A similar concept can be used at a smaller scale to make storage units more flexible. The ALT-2V is a pocket door which is ideal for entertainment systems.
Ugly big screens tend to dominate a room. Here the ALT-2V is used to keep audio visual equipment out of sight when not in use.
The Japanese home has particular considerations, compact dimensions, a clean uncluttered look and a deep respect for privacy for a start. This has lead to Sugatsune’s catalogue being full of gems ideal for open plan living like these pull-out hooks which soft close when not in use.
Hooks are indispensable for hanging things on but golly, don’t they stick out. Here the NF-60D pulls out when needed then gently folds itself out of the way.
A kitchen island has to work hard these days often doubling up as a food preparation area, and entertainment area. Surface mounted waste hatches are an elegant way of speeding up workflows whilst keeping things stylish.
The AD-KH is a waste hatch which can be surface mounted keeping work surfaces clear
Japanese “Asa tsume o kireba hi ni haji o kaku“
Translation If you trim your nails in the morning, you will be put to shame that day.
Meaning This is an ancient Japanese superstition