Imago takes on a Ferrari
There aren't many door hardware companies that can place themselves in the same class as Ferrari, Ducati and Maserati, but Imago Lift & Slide Door from AGB Hardware can.Established in 1954, the ADI Design Index acknowledges the most significant in Italian designs, and in 2014, Imago was shortlisted for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro award.
Representing the entire breadth of industrious design, the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) keeps a collection of winning products from the history of the awards in a special exhibition managed by the foundation. In 2004 it was declared part of Italy's National Heritage. ADI recognises and honours the quality and value in Italian design.
Imago is the first lift and slide door to be recognised by them and it's unsurprising. 'Technology must be beautiful' is the philosophy at AGB and Imago truly is beautiful technology.
With the slimmest timber frame on the lift and slide market, Imago has been designed to create a door with the widest glazed area available, so views overlooking stunning mountains or countryside aren't broken up by individual door leafs.
The sliding door offers the pioneering Poseidon lock which provides maximum security levels. The hardware is installed flush to the frame so that it does not disrupt the aesthetic of the design.
Imago features the Climatech threshold, manufactured from a fiberglass reinforced material which guarantees excellent thermal performance. A strong barrier against wind, rain and cold air, Imago doors are perfect for all weather conditions.
It looks spectacular and has the natural movement of wood, but it's also been engineered to be extremely energy efficient and secure.
â€œImago Lift & Slide. It's not just a door,â€ says Marco Zen, Sales Manager for UK & Ireland for AGB. â€œIt's an engineering masterpiece and it belongs on the design podium.â€
The winner of the Compasso d'Oro Award will be announced in Milan in 2016.