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Blum REVEGO Pocket Door Systems: A Guide for Architects

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While pocket door systems like Blum’s REVEGO have gained popularity in European kitchens and interiors, they have yet to become widespread in places like New York. This innovative product offers many benefits that can significantly enhance modern architectural designs. Let us explain why REVEGO is a game-changer and how it can be applied to your projects.

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What is Blum's REVEGO?

Blum, a leader in innovative furniture solutions, has recently introduced the Revego system, a groundbreaking approach to adaptable furniture design with fully integrated technology. This system is particularly significant for architects and designers like you who are constantly seeking ways to enhance functionality and overall design quality of modern living spaces.

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Revego stands out as a revolutionary product category of pocket door systems that enables a dynamic use of space, which is crucial in today’s multifunctional room layouts. It features a unique mechanism that allows door panels to slide seamlessly into a recessed compartment within the cabinetry, optimizing the use of available space.

Types of REVEGO Pocket Door Systems

REVEGO Uno

The REVEGO Uno is perfect for smaller spaces or applications where a single sliding door is sufficient. It’s ideal for closets, small rooms, or as a room divider in compact areas. It includes features like smooth sliding mechanisms and compact design.

REVEGO Duo

The REVEGO Duo features two sliding doors that can be used to close off larger spaces or create a grand entrance. This type is often used in living rooms, conference rooms, or expansive commercial areas.

Key Features of Revego: Fully Integrated Technology

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Handles are unnecessary with TIP-ON motion technology. Users can open cabinet doors with a single touch and slide them entirely into the pocket. To close the space, simply press the door to release it from the pocket, then press it again to smoothly conceal the entire area.

The system offers significant design flexibility and simple planning due to its standardized pocket widths and the ability to pre-assemble the system in a workshop. This facilitates easy transport and on-site installation, ensuring quality and reducing installation complexity.

Blum’s REVEGO pocket system is built for long-lasting performance, providing complete peace of mind for users. The system undergoes rigorous testing and quality control, ensuring it can withstand 40,000 opening and closing cycles, equivalent to approximately 20 years of use.

Technical Specifications

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System Load Capacities:

The REVEGO Pocket Systems are engineered to accommodate various load capacities, making them versatile for multiple applications:

  • Maximum door weight: 77 lbs (35 kg), ensuring robust support for heavier doors.
  • Maximum door thickness: 0.9 inches (23 mm), suitable for a wide range of door materials.
  • Single door applications: Up to 35.4 inches (900 mm) wide, perfect for spacious cabinets.
  • Double door applications: Up to 29.5 inches (750 mm) wide each, allowing for balanced and symmetrical designs.
  • Maximum internal width between pockets: 106.3 inches (2700 mm), providing ample space for larger cabinetry installations.

Door Mechanism:

  • TIP-ON Mechanical Support System: For handle-less operation.
  • BLUMOTION Technology: Ensures quiet and smooth operation with integrated dampening for gentle closing.

Installation and Adjustability:

You will appreciate the thoughtful design of the REVEGO Pocket Systems, which are engineered for straightforward installation and customization:

  • Pre-assembled components: These make transport and on-site installation more manageable, reducing labor time and costs.
  • Adjustable installation dimensions: Tailor the system to fit various room sizes and configurations, ensuring versatility in different project scenarios.
  • Compatibility with standard cabinetry: The system is designed to retrofit existing designs or be incorporated into new constructions, offering flexibility in architectural planning.
  • Height adjustment via the mounting plate: Achieve precise alignment and smooth operation with easy height adjustments, ensuring a flawless finish.

Material and Finish:

  • High-quality materials for durability and longevity.
  • Available in various finishes, including anodized aluminum and powder-coated options.

Cost Considerations for REVEGO Pocket Door Systems with CooperBuild

At CooperBuild, as a premier NYC general contractor, we specialize in seamlessly integrating innovative solutions like the REVEGO pocket door systems into both residential and commercial spaces. As you consider incorporating this advanced door system into your projects, it’s essential to understand the various cost factors involved.

Materials: The REVEGO system itself, including the pocket door mechanism and panels, typically ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 per door, depending on the specific model and finishes chosen​.

Labor: Installation is carried out by our skilled professionals and the cost varies, reflecting the complexity of your specific project and prevailing local labor rates. On average, installation costs will range from $1,000 to $2,000 per door.

Total Cost: Combining the costs of materials and labor, the total investment for installing a REVEGO pocket door system with CooperBuild generally falls between $4,000 and $8,000 per door. For larger projects or commercial installations, this cost may be higher due to additional customization and structural requirements.

Using the REVEGO pocket door system in your designs not only makes spaces look and work better but also boosts property value. We at CooperBuild are here to help you bring this elegant and innovative solution into your projects. Reach out to us to discuss how we can support your your ideas and find out why so many in New York trust us with their projects.

Design and Application Insights

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Integration in Residential Projects

In residential settings, REVEGO systems can transform living spaces by allowing for flexible room configurations. For instance, in an open-plan kitchen and living area, REVEGO Duo can be used to separate the kitchen when needed, creating a distinct dining or living space without permanently closing off the area.

Commercial Applications

In commercial environments, such as offices and conference rooms, the REVEGO Duo system can be used to create adaptable meeting spaces. The ability to easily open or close off areas allows for dynamic use of space, catering to both large gatherings and smaller, private meetings.

Customization Options

REVEGO systems offer a range of customization options to match the specific aesthetic and functional requirements of a project. You can choose from various finishes and materials to ensure the pocket doors complement the overall design scheme. Additionally, the flexibility in door sizes and configurations means the system can be tailored to fit unique spatial constraints.

In-Depth Technical Considerations

Acoustic Performance

One important consideration when integrating REVEGO systems is their impact on acoustic performance. While the doors provide visual separation, additional measures may be necessary to achieve desired sound insulation levels in spaces such as conference rooms or bedrooms.

Structural Requirements

Proper structural support is crucial for the installation of REVEGO systems, especially for the larger REVEGO Duo configurations. You must ensure that the surrounding cabinetry and wall structures can support the weight and operation of the sliding doors.

Future-Proofing Designs

Incorporating REVEGO systems into designs can future-proof spaces by allowing for flexibility in use over time. As client needs change, the ability to easily reconfigure spaces without major renovations is a significant advantage.

Can Revego be integrated into existing furniture designs?

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Yes, Revego’s system is designed with standardized pocket widths, making it easy to integrate into existing layouts or new designs. This easy planning ensures compatibility with a wide range of furniture styles and simplifies the planning and design process.

What support does Blum offer for implementing Revego in projects?

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Blum provides extensive support ranging from digital tools like product configurators and CAD data services to personalized services, enabling spaces to quickly open and close as needed. This support aims to assist throughout the planning, production, and installation processes, ensuring that you can effectively integrate Revego into your projects​.

Our Thoughts

The global trend towards smaller living spaces and multifunctional environments increases the demand for innovative design solutions.

At CooperBuild, we are always on the lookout for innovative solutions. The Blum REVEGO pocket door system stands out to us as a remarkable advancement, offering you a versatile and efficient tool to meet the evolving needs of modern living spaces. By incorporating REVEGO into your projects, you can create more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and adaptable environments for your clients.

As you gain experience and continue to explore the potential of systems like REVEGO, you will enhance your ability to design spaces that are both beautiful and highly functional, meeting the diverse needs of modern occupants.

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