And what’s the main feature of folding sliding walls?
With folding walls, individual folding stacks are connected. When they’re open, they divide the space, and when that’s not needed, you fold them up. All you need is one straight, continuous running and guide rail.
How do you advise customers?
Our aim is to provide an individual solution for every need. First, I establish if the ultimate purpose is soundproofing or if privacy is a criterion too, as this will determine whether we use glass or wood. Once that’s decided, that leaves us with the technical details. Is sealing needed? Will a guide rail fit the requirements? For public spaces, for example, I would definitely recommend one, yes. A sliding wall without a guide rail needs to be handled with much more care. A rail offers more security, but it does need cleaning. In every case, we think very carefully about the users.
Can you give us another example?
For an apartment that was going to be occupied by residents of various ages, some with disabilities, the architect had designed a folding sliding wall. In this particular case I suggested an alternative, because regular use of the partition might be difficult for a person with a physical disability. A sliding wall (for example Hawa Aperto) would provide a more convenient solution. Because the individual elements are easier to move than the entire folding stack.