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Invisible Neo: new trends, new colours



Invisible hinges for glass sliding doors

Case study: the Argenta Invisible concept in practice

Invisible Neo: new trends, new colours

The Argenta Invisible hinges are constantly evolving and respond to the latest trends in the market. They are an essential part of sleekly integrated interior doors with invisibly integrated technical elements. Moreover, these hinges also make it much easier for you to install and adjust the interior doors. Based on specific needs and input from the market, the Argenta Invisible Neo hinges are made available in a multitude of colours.

In terms of the colour, a wide choice of Argenta Invisible Neo hinges was already available: standard and matt chrome, stainless steel-look, black, as well as in a bronze and dark-bronze finish. This made the range well-adapted to the most diverse interiors. In addition to this, two new shades have been recently developed to make the current range more complete. With the addition of ‘copper’ and ‘classic bronze’, the number of colour options goes up to 10 different finishes in total, perfectly suited to any type of interior.


Invisible hinges for glass sliding doors

The argentainvisidoor SDX range for implementing sliding doors invisible in a minimalist interior, has been expanded with an additional solution for glass sliding doors. Therefore, for the first time, these can also be integrated unobtrusively.

Until now the subtle integration of glass sliding doors has never been an easy task. Hardware always remained remarkably visible and screws marred the streamlined image that glass doors have always had to ensure.  Moreover, it is no evidence at all to have to drill the necessary holes for fixation of the glass sheet.

Now that argenta’sinvisidoor SDX range is also available with the necessary accessories for the fixation of glass doors up to 100 kg, it no longer needs to be an obstacle and a glass sliding door looks even better in a streamlined and minimalist interior. Both the door frame and integrated rail are the same as in the classic Invisidoor SDX system, but for this application it was supplemented with 2 glass clamps for the door panel. After installation these are discretely hidden due to an aluminium cover profile which is provided as standard with a primer coating, so that it can be painted along with the wall. As a result, there are no screws to be seen anywhere.

Argenta Self-Close: self-closing system for sliding doors

All the Argenta SDX configurations as well as the Proslide sliding doors system can be fitted with the Self-Close system for sliding doors. This is set up based on the weight of the door leaf, ensuring that the single action of opening and closing a sliding door is automatic. This always occurs in a controlled manner on the side with the lock, thanks to the ‘slow stop’ function. A standard stopping device on the wall side ensures that the door remains in the right position when open.

You can watch a video about Argenta Self-Close here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTlAfVQeAVE

Case study: the Argenta Invisible concept in practice

Sleek interior without visible door systems and skirting-boards

The owners of this private home in Waregem started with a sleek interior design, in which doors disappeared into the walls and the skirting-boards didn’t obtrusively draw the eye. The result is a mix of invisibly integrated revolving, pivoting, and sliding doors that don’t interrupt the minimalist look. Plus, interior architect Thomas Nachtergaele didn’t budge an inch when it came to skirting-boards that are barely noticeable.

Revolving doors without frames or visible hinges

Nachtergaele calls himself a ‘modern designer’, and while he’s no fan of the word ‘minimalism’ (and how relative it is, according to him, if you know that it’s actually ‘maximalism’ in terms of work and execution), sleek, modern interiors are in his DNA. The Argenta solutions for interior doors provided numerous opportunities, which he’s quite happy about. “They are rewarding, high-quality products; I hear the same thing from the professionals with whom I work. After all, they’d be the first ones to let me know if something didn’t meet their quality requirements or couldn’t be installed the way it should be done.”

The ArgentaInvisidoor system has even become a standard element in the interiors designed by Nachtergaele. “You can do practically anything with it,” he says, expounding further, “For me, it’s about products that ‘have to fit well’ in all their simplicity. This is also quickly confirmed by both the professional installers and the end clients.”

Walk-in wardrobe: pivot door goes into wall

Thomas Nachtergaele’s choice of pivoting interior doors is primarily an aesthetic choice. This was also the case for the wall that separated the walk-in wardrobe from the bathroom. Finished uniformly together with the wall, it creates an attractive appearance, even with the pivot door open. “Although, a mix of the various door fitting systems for revolving, pivoting, and sliding doors appears in a lot of my designs,” he adds as clarification.

Integrated sliding doors make way for other design elements

This home is no exception. In order to keep the large wall surface between the kitchen and living room open for other design elements, the perfect choice was to have the sliding doors disappear into the walls as they’re opened. So now, the wall stays completely free, even with the sliding door open, while still maintaining that sense of separation between the two spaces.

The final result is picture-perfect thanks to ‘invisible’ skirting-boards

“Argenta’s new, ‘invisible’, adhesive skirting-boards are particularly interesting because of the simplicity in both the installation and design,” says Nachtergaele. “I think they’re just really attractive because I can use them to turn the detailing I see in my mind into reality, straight through to the finishing work, while keeping the overall price under control. Because the budget is also an important aspect. Luckily, the final, completed design is well worth the price tag.”

The Argenta ‘invisiplint’ adhesive skirting-boards were integrated into this home for the first time, and Thomas Nachtergaele was so taken by them that he has already used them in his designs for 2 other projects. “It truly is something that you have to keep in mind right from the beginning of the design,” he admits honestly, “The less that can be seen, the earlier in the process you have to start thinking about how you’re going to conceal it all. Luckily, experience has taught me how to anticipate any potential problems that could crop up when implementing the design.”

Integrated Argenta Invisible products:
– Pro Slide: sliding door between the kitchen and living room
– Invisidoor DL in all rooms
– Invisible hinges: in three floor-to-ceiling doors, in the wainscoting
– Pivotica Pro: pivoting walk-in wardrobe door
– Invisiplintthroughout the entire home


ARGENT ALU® – 2017 – further info (not for publication)

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