Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. (Sunview) proudly announced today that its Leggera Glass Wall System continues to receive industry praise and recognition in the lead-up to its release early next quarter. Since, it’s official pre-launch at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in New York City in June, pent-up demand from architects and developers across North America has steadily grown. Most recently, the Leggera, which was developed in partnership with Savio Thesan USA, was awarded the prestigious Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Multi-Panel Door at the GlassBuild America conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Crystal Achievement Awards are an annual event organized by Window & Door, a leading trade media organization for the fenestration industry. Nominations for innovative product designs are submitted throughout the preceding year and assessed by an expert panel of judges who select winners across 7 unique categories. This year, Sunview’s Leggera system was considered alongside nearly 100 other nominees, ultimately taking the top prize for the Most Innovative Multi-Panel Door.
One Crystal Achievement Awards judge noted: “The use of magnetic levitation is revolutionizing rail transit, and its application to large/heavy sliding door systems will also be revolutionary. The ability to easily move large door/window glass panels holds great potential to increase the market for these systems.”
Eliminating rollers and track systems entirely from the design, the Leggera effectively allows for frictionless movement, meaning people can easily slide panels that weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds. This lack of resistance, coupled with its minimal sill height design, also means the Leggera can be easily configured for ADA (American with Disabilities Act) compliant applications.
“The industry recognition that we’ve been receiving for the Leggera system in the last month or so has been incredibly exciting,” said Tony Margiotta, President of Sunview Patio Doors. “Product innovation is a guiding principle at our company, and with the Leggera we believe we are creating something unlike anything else currently available on the market. This product will radically expand what is aesthetically and functionally possible with oversized glass panel doors.”
According to Patrick Revenew, President / CEO of Savio Thesan USA, “When the Leggera was submitted for consideration to the Crystal Award panel, we felt confident that Sunview’s design expertise, combined with our patented magnetic levitation technology produced a product that would give us a strong edge. It was very satisfying to win the award as it validates from authorities in the industry that we are creating something special here.”
Sunview is in the process of certifying the finished product to ensure it conforms to the highest possible AAMA, ANSI, NFRC and ADA industry standards. The Leggera is expected to be available for order during the first quarter of 2019.
Savio Thesan USA located in Rochester, NY was founded in early 2015 via a partnership agreement with Savio S.p.A which is headquartered in the Torino, Italy region. Savio S.p.A (family owned and operated) which was founded in 1889 remains a world leader in the development and production of hardware solutions by servicing more than 60 countries around the globe. Savio S.p.A and Patrick Revenew have been working professionally in North America for more than 20 years, which is why the collective decision was made to establish an official location in North America.