In traditional Japanese architecture, fusuma are vertical sliding panels that define the structure and partition of domestic environments, also fulfilling the function of internal doors of homes. In addition to separating or communicating spaces, they are also used as doors for built-in wardrobes and walk-in closets, creating uniformity between panels, windows and furnishings. Since their origins, they have played an important role in modulating the delicate play of light and shadow that is created between the walls of the home.
Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, in his essay In Praise of the Shadow, recounts how in the Japanese domestic organization, and in general in the layout of the interiors, everything was designed to be in semi-darkness. There were numerous screens placed both between the light coming from outside and the domestic environments (large verandas, long and low slopes, not to mention the shōji, the sliding screens that served as external doors and windows), and between the different rooms of stay through, in fact, the fusuma.
The Japo sliding door collection, designed by Massimo Luca for ADL, evokes the fascinating and elegant Japanese architectural style. Characterized by crossings between vertical uprights and thin and lowered horizontal transoms, through the movement of the doors it offers ever-changing graphic games, thanks to lines which, by overlapping each other, create ever-changing suggestions in harmony with the Japanese style. Doors and windows that transform into openings that do not divide rooms, but that divide and unite them at the same time, creating what Mies van der Rohe called flowing spaces.
Sliding, fixed, pivoting
The door is available with three different types of jamb spacing which determine different stylistic interpretations. Japo is available with sliding opening, sliding with dragging, fixed between walls, pivoting. All profiles are in extruded aluminum alloy EN AW 60-60 physical state T6 with anodic oxidation in compliance with current standards. The glasses (transparent, acid-etched or reflex/reflective) are always safety glass: tempered/ laminated/ laminated tempered, resistant to breakage, compliant with current standards. Each slab is available in 6 mm thickness.
A perfect system
The precise leveling of the telescopic rail ensures that the doors slide smoothly on the sliding carriage with four nylon-coated bearings for a capacity of 120 kg per carriage. The leaf self-braking system is supplied as standard for all models, both in opening and closing. The system for hooking the door to the trolleys is completely hidden.