What is Skyfold? What is this new market leading technology in the movable wall market? Well, Skyfold is what it says it is. It’s a vertically folding acoustic movable wall that folds and stores into a ceiling void or the vacant space above the wall. It is unlike the conventional sliding folding partitions that hang from the ceiling and are typically stored to one side or both sides of a room using up valuable floor space.
Formed from an idea between an Architect and an Engineer, Skyfold was started in 1990 in Montreal Canada. It has become the most exciting development in the movable wall market with a number of different vertically folding wall products. The brand has gone on to become a popular architectural product to the worlds leading design houses. The Skyfold products are now used in the Health Care, hospitality, sports, and leisure markets as well as the popular commercial and office meeting room markets. In 2015 Skyfold completed 5,000 walls worldwide. MJF Interiors introduced Skyfold to Ireland in 2001 and it has been a huge success in the Educational, sports and leisure and corporate markets in this country.
It is the acoustic leader in vertical folding wall technology. It looked carefully at the movable office walls market and realised that sliding folding partitions and movable walls while useful, used up so many valuable resources in terms of office space, the structural requirements to support them and the valuable time and energy and expensive resources it used to operate them. They designed a solution that could be a highly acoustic wall, that had its weight evenly distributed along the length of the wall so reducing the amount of expensive structural steel required ,save valuable floor space and be folded and stored in the space above the wall.
The Skyfold walls are more than just space dividers; they are innovative, custom, electric and premium multipurpose space solutions that allow architects, interior designers, contractors and end-users to redefine how a space is used. The easy-to-use, self-retracting system and vertical motion of the operable wall gives users the flexibility to quickly divide or expand spaces. When deployed, Skyfold becomes a two-sided, rigid wall and acoustic barrier with acoustic ratings of up to Rw 59 dB. When not in use the Skyfold disappears into the ceiling allowing the user to maximise their floor space.
The Skyfold solution is not just a soundproofing partition wall system used to configure spaces; its also created to be a multipurpose design piece that lives within a space. With a wide selection of finish options that can be mixed and matched, the Skyfold wall can be customised to complement, and even enhance your spaces design. The Skyfold standard whiteboard surface finish further transforms a moving partition wall into a projection screen and a writing surface.
Easy and Efficient
- Simple turnkey operation
- No physical effort required
- Retracts quietly and effortlessly
Exceptional Safety Features
- Operated by two push button switches controlled by a single three-position key switch
- Uses aircraft-grade wire cables sized for a high safety factor
- Each cable is lifted by a separate cable drum