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Interesting Doors

Something interesting has happened to Doors

A Door is something that we would avoid specifying if we could. For a start they break up the flow of the space, secondly they rarely enhance a design and thirdly they are complicated to specify.

Oikos, doesn’t agree and they have firmly staked their reputation upon the need for a range of doors such as theirs . These doors are ‘Italian wall furniture’. In fact, they give any of the contemporary Italian furniture companies a run for their money. Based North of Venice, they have designed and manufactured a range of 6 door types to suit any building. Though their brochures are modern and clean in their styling, this company could put a door into any architecture from Listed Georgian to glazed apartment blocks. All doors have certain elements on common: They are security doors with steel frames and have more certifications than we have had hot lunches, many voluntary.

Finally, this company looks after all- their clients, their staff and the local community and they have a strong sustainable ethos from use of FSC wood to water based paints to the production processes that are continually updated and run to minimize waste and use of energy.

The doors are perfect for modern living and in fact, not only do they deal with the door itself but with the glazing that surrounds it, albeit above the door or floor to ceiling beside the door. Oikos is an opening specialist with a huge flare for design underpinned by a flawless performance specification taking into account security, water and wind proofing, noise and thermal considerations. All of which they are more than happy to prove through the sheaf of certifications.

Be it the wall system that the door is a part of to the flush style of idoor, to the elegance of the vertical pivoting Synua door, the contemporary nature of the Tekno Door with its horizontal panels, the more traditional Evolution with its wood panels.

In terms of finish, choice is wide ranging : they can be wall papered to blend with the room or covered in more exotic finishes such as leather. Additional finishes include lacquering, solid acrylics such as Corian, mirror or coated glass ????panels, stainless steel, powder coated aluminium and wood to name but a few.

Bluebell UK partners of Oikos (Italy) providing doors and wall panels for architects, interior designers and development consultants. Unit 3 Martels Industrial Estate, High Easter Road, Barnston. CM6 1NA. T: 01371 873313 E:

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