VARIANT® Compact

The compact adjustable hinge system


With a three-way adjustable receiver installed in the door panel, VARIANT Compact has been tailored specifically to fit door frames originally prepped for standard North American butt hinges. Easily adjustable in three dimensions with only a wrench, this hinge also features maintenance- free slide bearings. The VARIANT Compact hinge system is ideal for modern refurbishments where existing frames are utilized because of its unique compatibility with North American templates.


  • Fits North American templates, making it ideal as a retrofit hinge for renovations
  • Door Leaf with integrated three-way adjustment mounted in the edge of the door panel
  • Load capacities of up to 120 kg (264 lbs.)
  • UL listed for 90 minute fire door




VARIANT® Compact Planum

The recently developed heavy-duty hinges in the VARIANT Compact Planum product range meet the modern architectural design while offering a three-way adjustability feature. The reduced-diameter, elegant hinge knuckle is ideal for use on high-quality doors with slim, recessed frames.

Individual design combined with exceptional quality

The VARIANT Compact Planum heavy-duty hinges have maintenance-free slide bearings and a load capacity of up to 160 kg (352 lbs.). Furthermore, the models have a 90-minute UL certification and can be used on functional doors for fire resistance.


  • With 15 mm (.591”) elegant, slim hinge knuckle
  • Easily adjustable in three dimensions
  • Load capacities of up to 160 kg (352 lbs.)
  • UL Listed for 90 minute fire door



VARIANT Compact - Simonswerk GmbH
VARIANT Compact - Simonswerk GmbH

Product overview – VARIANT Compact


VARIANT Compact installation video

Detailed demonstration of VARIANT Compact installation and replacement of standard North American butt hinges – take a look!

Selected references

Hudson Tower, New York, USA

Swissotel, Chicago, U.S.A.

Business Centrum Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Airport Satellit, Munich, Germany

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

520 West 28th Street, New York, USA

Next Level, Ankara, Turkey

Museum of the Bavarian kings, Hohenschwangau, Germany

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

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