Meanderings of modern doors
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But, what they should really say is that modern doors are windows into a soulful home. Thus, recent innovations in modern doors and room-diving systems grant inquiring homeowners the perfect key to their modern home. With this in mind, many are turning to companies such as ALBED to solve their modern-door desires.
ALBED, ALL GOOD
Next, a short description of the company making waves in the modern door and room-dividing system game. ALBED is an Italian company and has been in production since 1964. The Milan-based industrialists came about "with the idea of making high-quality design aluminum complements. It has developed its style and its own production skills while maintaining its original goals." All modern living concepts developed and produced by ALBED are made from eco-conscious and industrial grade materials. ALBED manufactures all of its living solutions, i.e. doors, windows, dividers, and wardrobes in Italy. According to ALBED, " These solutions can adapt to any space, to furnish rooms while creatively optimizing every area of the home and office in a refined, thoughtful and innovative manner. Technology, know-how and our production cycle that is entirely an internal process, allows us to make products and offer a “tailor-made” service for every furnishing need."
Furthermore, ALBED works in developing top-of-line modern doors with functional, innovative designs. ALBED's doors are integrated seamlessly into the modern home while working efficiently with its material surroundings. One example of this "seamless integration" is ALBED's Blow Door. The Blow Door is designed by Karim Rashid. "Habits are hard to lose, but when faced with the ELEGANCE of the BLOW door, one is faced with the essence of simplicity..." In this, the Blow Door encompasses quality woodworking with thought-provoking mechanisms. The outer layer of the swing door waves out. Thus, Rashid and ALBED create the gentle elegance of the Blow Door. Consequently, the handle lies nestled between the protruding enclave.
The Blow Door comes in several variations and colors of wood. ALBED also offers "soft touch" applications for the finish of the door.
Another variance of the modern door manifests via the "sliding door". Modern doors breathe new life with the oriental influence of seamless, pocketed movement. the Sail door, designed by Paolo Bistacchi, offers an alternative to the swinging door. ALBED's Sail provides limitless options. One can choose from printed glass, clear or smoked with alternately different metal fastens and mechanisms for the slide.
The divider dance
ALBED sums up the genius in their dividing systems...what else but seamlessly? "To answer the project requirements is easier thanks to the use of materials, as aluminum, glass, and wood, which give lightness and brightness to the spaces. Doors and dividing units, no more minor elements, but real main characters of the space."
In lieu of all this ALBED, inquirers can inquire within Boston, MA's premiere modern showroom Divine Design Center; 2 Battery Wharf Boston MA 02109, (617) 443-0700.