A portal to home tranquility, beauty & design
Engineered for home safety and designed as a work of art, the Fusion Gate moves the pet & baby gate category from vertical bars and barricades to stylish architectural boundaries by fusing together high-performance with personal style.
The challenge for product designer, Donna Potter was to meet the market’s need for a highly dependable and stylish safety gate to control the foot and paw traffic while eliminating the angst of having to give up aesthetic beauty for a jail-like structure that translates “Keep out.” Additionally, Donna wanted to create a value rich product that would satisfy today’s price savvy consumer looking for products with multiple uses and long lasting relevance.
The designer envisioned a noticeably attractive boundary with translucent features that would capture natural light while safely revealing the presence of our loved ones & pets at the gate door. Vertical bars were replaced with a patented interchangeable art screen system featuring a continuous collection of original art screens. Accessed through the top of the safety gate door and encased between two impact resistant polycarbonate panels, the artwork could easily be interchanged to compliment existing style, change with emerging trends and even add to seasonal décor.
With the art screen system in place, the team’s mechanical engineer, David Kraenzle, worked to create a highly intuitive structure framed in durable lightweight aluminum with unique features that include:
- A one-of-a-kind finial latch system that opens with the lift of a finger.
- The lowest threshold of all pressure-mounted gates ensuring a safer pass-thru for babies, pets and their parents
- A reversible no-nonsense locking system that is difficult for toddlers to reach & pets to open
The Fusion Gate offers customers a premium safety gate product for babies & pets that actually celebrates the spaces we share with our precious babies & toddlers and beloved pets. When other safety gates say “Beware” the Fusion Gates says: