Office design trends are always changing, but some things stay the same: a demand for functionality, flexibility and beauty. Our new Panoramic System of sliding glass doors makes life a little easier, with an interchangeable track system, better-designed doors and the ability to change space configurations quickly and easily.
As more companies embrace open office plan designs — through the reuse of old buildings or the required adaptability of new — sustainable glass wall systems are playing a more vital role in office design.
Maximum Flexibility in Office Design Trends
How do you give clients the ability to move walls, while also reducing noise, lack of privacy and the typically stress-inducing, crowded-together desks of an open office? And can you do it while offering daylighting and an uplifting view?
The new Panoramic glass wall system gives you maximum flexibility and function in your design, all without sacrificing beauty.
In the past, if your space plan called for a variety of door types — like bi-parting on a conference room, offices with single sliding doors and a lobby with a telescopic system — it was possible to do, but it required different tracks for each door type.
With Panoramic, you can:
- Install a variety of door types on one track size, allowing for adaptability and functionality while still meeting code regulations
- Adapt to the client’s needs. Clients can change their office design configuration without disassembling the upper track and they can also re-use the glass panels (great for the budget)
- Create a fluid look with frameless glass fronts, which offer more light and better views
- Recess the upper and lower tracks so that the doors or partitions flow into other design elements, all without a visual break
When a Door Opens
We all know the clunky, heavy or difficult-to-open sliding glass doors of the past. Forget those! Panoramic is easy to open and close because it requires moving less than 1% of the door’s mass.
And privacy can be managed simply by opening and closing doors. Double glazing, recessed tracks, minimal separation between fixed and sliding panels and isolating edge seals also ensure a secure enclosure.
Going for a green or even LEED Certified-design? These sustainable glass wall systems provide significant energy savings. In addition, they can help earn points in several LEED Certification categories:
- Energy and Atmosphere: by promoting better building energy performance through innovative strategies
- Materials & Resources: by encouraging the use of sustainable building materials and reducing waste
- Indoor Environmental Quality: by promoting better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views
- Innovation and Design Process: by addressing sustainable building expertise and design measures not covered under the five major LEED categories
The Heart of the Trend
These doors not only simplify installation and future-proof spaces for adaptability, they allow you to embrace the latest office design trends:
- Open floor plans
- Glass being used to open up spaces and allow more light in
- Transitional spaces (movable walls to create open or private meeting spaces)
- Clean and simple lines
- LEED Certification and sustainable design
So whether you’re repurposing old spaces like a warehouse or vintage building, or maximizing adaptability in new construction, the Panoramic system allows you to embrace the open plan concept.
Now you can fearlessly install sliding glass partitions and doors to maximize light while minimizing the issues that made glass wall systems harder to use in the past.
In design, communicating visually is at the heart of every office design trend, and sliding glass door systems help your clients improve the productivity and well-being of their employees, clients and guests.
Go ahead and create a new environment. We support your design evolution.
ABOUT KLEIN USA
Klein USA, Inc. is a leading provider of sliding glass door systems for use in commercial, hospitality, and residential properties. Are you looking for an innovative and unique design style for your next project? Contact Klein USA today to learn more about our modern glass wall systems.