the focus door

the focus door by marcus gustafsson from sweden

designer's own words:

“The FOCUS door” offers a wide, panoramic view from a certain point. This focal point is located indoors, exactly 50 cm from the door. The cause of this phenomenon is that a number of thin sheets are grouped like a fan, all pointing at the same centre. When looking at the door in other angles the transparent part is limited to a vertical stripe, a stripe that will follow your moves from side to side.
“The FOCUS door” opens up a subtle hole in the wall with blurred edges which reduces the contrast between light and shadow and give the garden a hazy frame.

different angles and the focal point

focus2.jpg cross-section

focus3.jpg fields of vision