Contemprary Details

Doors

New doors:

  • Pivot, fold, pleat, concertina or slide.
  • Let in the light, or block it.
  • Feature hinges patented by designers.
  • Sandwich hand-woven tapestries or acid etched artworks.
  • Sport architect designed handles.

Left: Fusital for Valli & Valli – Match the architect to their signature style with handles by Jean Nouvel (shown), Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Robert Stern, Ricardo Bofill and more. www.vallievalli.com

Middle: Doors by Sottsass for Cocif – Using a standard door like an artist’s canvas, Ettore Sottsass changes dimensions visually with colour. See them shrink and widen on page 74 of the book.
(Photo: Sottsass Associati Cocif)

Right: “Pillarguri” by Rex Ceramiche Artistiche – Wood and stone convincingly made in ceramic celebrate Norwegian fjords- and a legendary warrior woman called Pillarguri – and Swedish forests with a pivoting “Abisko” door.