ISSUE 69  |  Clean Sweep

Architectural Detail: Concealed Hinges

April 25, 2013 1:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

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Consider the door hinge. Probably not the most aesthetically pleasing feature in the home. But wait–there’s hope.

Tectus 3D Concealed Hinges from German-based Simonswerk, a producer of premium hinge systems for over 120 years, combine high performance with sleek design. Engineered to handle heavy doors, the Tectus 3D Concealed Hinges combine quality materials and precision performance and maintenance-free slide bearings and three directions of adjustability (keeping flush doors flush).


Above: Concealed hinges are hidden from view when the doors are closed, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the architecture. Tectus 3D hinges are easily adjustable in three directions (vertical, horizontal, and depth) for precise fits.    

Above: Concealed hinges are visible in the door and frame when the door is open. The Tectus 3D Concealed Hinges are available in several premium finishes to match door hardware. 

Above: Simonswerk’s Tectus 3D 540 A8 Concealed Hinge is engineered for doors clad in mirror or laminate so the hardware disappears into the door; $209 at Better Building Hardware. 
Above: Not just for flush doors, concealed hinges also work with framed doors eliminating the clutter of butt-hinge barrels. The Tectus 3D 240 Concealed Hinge is for doors weighing up to 88 pounds with two hinges installed; $102 at Better Building Hardware. 
Above: Tectus 3D Concealed Hinges come in a choice of ten finishes.
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