Dado Automation started in Los Angeles as a natural transition from designing and building studio automation systems. After looking for the ideal motorized pocket door systems for our own projects, we found that there was nothing on the market that suited these criteria:
-Designed for residential applications, incorporating quiet operation and near-maintenance free reliability
-Elegant touch panels and controls with refined, non-commercial aesthetics
-Flexibility for size, material type, and weight of any door panel
-Smooth motion with precision distance control, programmable motion curve with accel and decel and speeds in both directions
The development of the first door automation prototypes started in 2005, and in 2009 we showcased the product at the Dwell on Design Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After receiving very positive response, the company was officially launched. Primary markets are Beverly Hills, New York, and Miami, with systems spread out over the US and Canada. Most sales are typically direct from the website following a few conversations to determine the project needs. We no longer offer a showroom for one on one meetings. We collaborate with architects and contractors via phone and email to determine the solution needed.
Although the initial design was for a typical pocket door, various other designs have been done with the track system, including bi-parting TV panels, motorized bookshelves, large projector screen moving panels, room dividers, marine/yacht sliding doorsetc.