2022 is just around the corner and with it will come new office design trends. Many of the trends for 2022 will build upon trends that have gathered steam in 2021 — an increasing connection to natural elements, creating a hybrid work environment to bridge the gap between work-from-home and the office, and using eco-friendly materials that do less harm to the environment.
One office design element that helps to accomplish these goals is the use of glass pocket doors. Not only do pocket doors save space by tucking discreetly into the adjacent wall rather than swinging wide on hinges, but they also welcome natural light into the office interior, are easy to maintain, and are customizable to a space’s individual needs.
Various glazing and frosting options, optional lockable pull handle hardware, and the ability to fit into a straight or curved wall configuration make commercial pocket doors a modern option for 2022.
Check out these modern pocket doors and their benefits for inspiration in your next design:
Design a Quiet Atmosphere Conducive to Productivity
Commercial sliding glass doors slide smoothly and quietly on their tracks. This eliminates slamming doors throughout a space as people come and go, creating an environment conducive to productivity. EclipseTM Sliding Glass Pocket Doors glide smoothly between the fixed panels of the SolareTM Double Glazed Partition System. They can also be integrated with traditional walls, giving you the flexibility to design the space using new or existing materials.
Create an Ultramodern Entryway with Design Flexibility
As far as modern materials go, glass is quickly becoming the go-to building material for many reasons — it is easy to maintain, pest-resistant, and won’t stain or rust. One of the greatest benefits is its ability to create a stunning design that is beautiful in its simplicity. Paired with a 48” stainless steel pull handle, a commercial pocket door will create an ultramodern entryway to nearly any space.
Maximize the Space Available
In this small display space, a commercial pocket door makes it possible to put an entire car on display. Since the door doesn’t need any clearance inside or outside of the room, space is maximized and able to accommodate unique or changing needs. There’s no chance of the door swinging open to damage furniture, slam into a wall, or, in this case, scratch the car.
Take Advantage of Customization Options
Commercial glass pocket doors allow for design flexibility with a variety of customization options. For larger entryways, a pair of pocket doors will accommodate the space. The glass can be frosted to create visual privacy or it can include custom graphics to enhance the office design and branding.
Depending on the requirements of the space, glass options include tempered, laminated, and low iron glazing. The glass pocket door fits into straight or curved glass partition configurations, allowing you to create the optimal door for the space.
Fits Seamlessly with Glass Partition Systems
Commercial pocket doors fit seamlessly with a variety of glass partition systems. Whether you need movable walls, fixed partitions, or a pre-assembled system, as seen here with the TransversoTM Monoblock Partition System, each system will easily accommodate a sliding glass door.
A Stylish Alternative to Commercial Pocket Doors
In some cases, the structure of the space won’t support a commercial pocket door. To maximize space and maintain a quiet environment, a sliding glass door is an effective alternative. It doesn’t tuck into the wall, however it does slide smoothly out of the way and nearly out of sight as it overlays the glass partition. Another benefit of sliding doors is their assisted close capability. CloudTM Assisted Close Premium Sliding Glass Doors reduce maintenance and can help curb the spread of germs as they slide closed with a light touch.
Modern Commercial Pocket Doors for 2022
The future of design truly is now. Using glass in commercial projects gives you design flexibility while creating a modern aesthetic that will stand the test of time, and when the time comes to redesign or dispose of the material, glass is recyclable. The customization options of commercial pocket doors makes them an ideal building material for various projects.
Contact the experts at Avanti today to discover the best commercial pocket doors for 2022.