When renovating the De Maria restaurant in Madrid, local refurbishment experts, House Mobel Decoracion, took full advantage of P C Henderson’s Multidirectional hardware to meet the restaurant owner’s demand for aesthetic and practical appeal.
The project brief demanded a cost effective, flexible and adaptable solution to effectively divide the restaurant floor area, creating two zones within the large space. In the middle of the saloon, a moving wall was installed using timber leaves to match the restaurant’s design and decorations when closed, and to discreetly stack to the side of the opening when not in use. The second partition utilised timber framed glazed doors to separate another space while taking advantage of natural light during the day.
Mark Wilson, Export Director at P C Henderson comments,
“The client wanted a solution that would enable the efficient use of the restaurant floor space, making it bigger or smaller depending on the amount of guests. Having previously worked with P C Henderson, the designer and installer at House Mobel Decoracion chose the Flexirol 90° Multidirectional hardware system for its high quality components and proven reliability.”
“When fully open, the stacking formation provided by the system allows the doors to be stored clear of the aperture, maintaining a homogenous look throughout the restaurant as desired by the client.”
In the hospitality sector, venues such as restaurants can use P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional hardware to provide customers with unique experiences. When specified alongside insulated leaves to create a moving wall, the system could be used to temper external noise from other parts of the venue to form intimate and secluded areas which are ideal for private events. In a competitive hospitality market, such a feature can be a differentiator, adding a new dimension to service provision which could benefit the bottom line.
When utilised with glazed sliding doors, the systems can allow the flow of natural light into enclosed spaces. Access to daylight in a restaurant setting can help guests feel more relaxed. In addition, it lessens the need for artificial lighting which can potentially reduce energy demand.
P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional hardware is designed to offer supreme flexibility without compromising on the practicality of the application. It is available in two hanger choices, offering two degrees of maximum movement – 90º and 135º. Flexirol Multidirectional is a top hung system, with the capability to carry glass, wood, aluminium and steel doors. The 90º hardware is ideal for applications weighing up to 100kg, with the 135º system able to manage heavier leaves of up to 500kg.
Both systems are ideal for a multitude of applications in the commercial, retail and hospitality sectors such as internal shopfronts, partitions, moveable walls, room dividers and situations requiring the flexibility of a stacking system. To further meet aesthetic demand, the system offers the option of a curved track which can be painted to any British Standard (BS) colour as well as a variety of plated finishes.