What’s a door? In the event you ever gave any thought at all to this question, you’d in all probability say one thing like: a door is a tall, skinny, rectangular piece of wooden, or metallic, that has hinges and a knob. But in all probability you’ve got never given much thought to the essence of a door in any respect, because doorways are a type of issues which are so essential to and prevalent in everyday life that we hardly take into consideration them in any respect. That is why it is so delightful when designers take this everyday object and elevate it to new heights, once they make us think about our assumptions about doors and the chances contained within the portals between two rooms.
This reside edge sliding door, spotted on Traditional Home, is equal elements room divider and sculpture.
Even doorways with no door could be hanging with the fitting remedy. Working example: this eye-catching cased opening in a house by Nicholas Haslam (by way of Derring Hall), which is surrounded by a particularly elaborate molding.
This uncommon corner door is from Interioriza — click via to see pictures of the door in action.
This superbly inlaid closet door, noticed on Milk Decoration, is proof that even doorways resulting in humble areas might be lovely.
This is one other cased opening, from Aria Casa, whose lovely remedy makes it worthy of a smallish Greek temple.
This pivoting door from Matharoo Associates (by way of Freshome) will really make you re-think what a door is. The separate slats that make up the door may be moved individually, so the underside of the door may be open while the highest continues to be shut.
Probably the most eye-catching factor about this door from Contemporist (in addition to the truth that it’s, nicely, big) is the outsized door pull, which provides the door a sculptural feel.
I’ve saved my favourite for final, which is this pivoting glass door, seen in a Spanish farmhouse by Arquitectura-G, by way of Yellowtrace. If I lived here, I might do nothing all day but open and shut this door. So perhaps it’s good that I do not.