Art Nouveau Custom Entrance: Fine Art Wooden Double Doors – DD6630
An Original Design By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Inspired By Historic Early 19th Century French Architecture, And Built Using The Same Techniques And Materials That Were Used To Build The Original Entrances, By Master Architects In Centuries Gone By
H.J. Nick Travels The World Studying Old World Architecture In Search Of Inspiration For His Designs, Most Importantly, He Studies How These Structures Were Made, And What They Were Made From, That Has Allowed Them To Still Stand Today, Our Master Craftsmen Then Build His Designs Using The Same Hand And Craft That Were Used Hundreds Of Years Ago
Art Nouveau Custom Entrance: Fine Art Wooden Double Doors
This Art Nouveau custom entrance double doors is inspired by the famous doors that were built in and around Paris, France in the late 19th and early Twentieth centuries. Most importantly, all of our historically inspired doors are built in original craft. This is a design not only inspired by those historic doors, but is built using the same techniques and materials that would have been used by Jules Lavirotte, or any of the famous architects of this era. The historically inspired Art Nouveau custom entrance double doors by ArtFactory.com is just one of many styles of Art Nouveau and Lavriotte inspired designs that we offer. It features the famous curves that that make Art Nouveau famous, and the elegance minimalist style hand carved accents on the door provide the perfect touch to make this a truly, one-of-a-kind entrance. Like all of our hand carved doors, this Art Nouveau custom entrance features high relief carvings, carved directly into the wood by the hand of one of our master carvers. Carvings by one master's hands is an especially relevant factor when qualifying a piece as fine art, that is why our doors are never gang, or machine carved.
This makes for a unique, fine art quality product that is built to investment standards with future antiquity value. These doors are not machine made, mass produced, of made using any kind of fast process. This means that your custom door will be built by the hands of our master craftsmen, and never built by machine or mass produced. Not only are our doors built individually by the hand of master craftsmen, but are also constructed from only the highest quality, all natural materials. This includes full length, naturally air dried, old growth timber, energy efficient, dual pane glass, and solid blacksmith forged, wrought iron hardware. That means that all of our handles and hardware are built by the hands of classically trained blacksmiths, using hammer and anvil over a coal fired forge. Furthermore, all of our custom doors are built using mortise and tenon joinery for construction that will stand the test of time. To top it all off, the tempered, dual pane, top lite window glass is hand cut by our master craftsmen to fit perfectly with curvature of the door.
Art Nouveau Custom Entrance Hardware Details
The Art Nouveau custom entrance double doors, as pictured, feature our popular double twist c-shaped door handles. You can choose from this elegant design, or any of our hundreds of styles of custom door handles or theme door pulls, or even provide your own design. We make custom door hardware in any size, style or design, and to fit any application. All of our custom handles and hardware are hand hammered into shape by master blacksmiths over a coal fired forge. As with all of our custom doors, your hardware options are fully customizable. You can also choose a straightforward design, with only custom handles, such as pictured here, or to customize with any accent elements that you may choose to complete the your design. Options such as ornamental hinge straps, iron accent pieces, and ornamental clavos are available upon request. Clavos are decorative nails that are each hand hammered into shape by our master blacksmiths. Like all of our double doors, this Art Nouveau custom entrance secures from the inside with a pair of blacksmith hand forged wrought iron slide bolt locks.
Additionally, all of our hardware comes advance patinated with a hand applied, heat infused iron oxide patina. This type of finish won't crack, peel, or flake like paints and powder coats. Our door hardware is built to your specifications by our master blacksmiths using hand forged wrought iron. When we say hand forged, we mean with fire, hammer, and anvil. We never cast, drop forge, or use any fast or mass production process. This means you will receive a fine art quality piece of hardware that is uniquely yours, of investment quality, and built to stand the test of time. This includes our hand applied, iron oxide patina finishes. These finishes are bonded to the metal at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit so that the finish becomes part of the metal, and will stand the test of time with little or no maintenance.
Building A Legacy Through Heirloom Doors
Building a family legacy has been going on since the beginning of time. Building heirloom furniture and doors intended to last forever is one of the primary ways we all have in achieving some small part of immortality. These cherished family items will touch our loved ones for many years to come through physical interactions as well as family photos . Many societies, including the Egyptians and Mayans, as well as European royalty and aristocracy have created and passed down heirlooms for thousands of years.
In fact, if it were not for these artifacts, it would be impossible to know these people ever existed, and how they were important to history. This is also the case in the 21st century within your own family. No matter if it’s a simple, hope chest with your personal message or name as a gift to a loved one, or extravagant, fine art quality, master handcrafted, Art Nouveau custom entrance, these items will be important to the story of your family history long after we are gone.
These Are No Ordinary Entrance Doors
Like all of our custom, handmade entrances, this is a fine art quality, Art Nouveau custom entrance. Our combination of the finest materials, and master hand craftsmanship allow for us to offer a quality of product that is unsurpassed anywhere else, at any price. This is not only an investment quality door, it is an appreciable asset that will add to your financial net worth. In the eyes of your family, it will become a cherished heirloom and a priceless piece of immortality that will be tangible for generations. It will serve as a way to celebrate your life, and its direct effects on who they are and what your influence was on your family's history. True artifacts enhance and enrich all of our lives in a way that mass-produced merchandise never will, thus preserving the best of mankind and expressing our love for each other.
This intricately designed Art Nouveau door is the work of our world class design department, and in house senior engineers. All of our products are designed, and built under the direction of award winning artist H.J. Nick. Every product is signed and certified as world class fine art quality by H.J. Nick, before it leaves our world class factory. This type of certification ensures that your product has appreciable value in antiquity as fine art. We never use particle board, laminates, veneers, or any other type of faux wood because fine art is never made with cheap materials. Don't settle for cheaply made, mass production doors sold at big box retailers that will need to be replaced every few years.
Art Nouveau Door Hand Rubbed Stain Finish Details
The meticulous finish has been done in age old technique, using a 23-step hand rubbed process. We begin with fine hand sanding, and infused open grain hand applied stains. That puts the finish in the wood not just sprayed on it. This allows for the fine natural wood grains to show to perfection. There are then 20 additional steps requiring the application of wax, oils and lacquers with curing times between each process. This method is performed on all furniture and door wood surfaces inside and out. This tried and tested finish detail is required in the making of a one-of-a-kind, family heirloom quality product that meets world class investment quality standards that will stand the test of time. This process is the only way with little maintenance and the simple process of cleaning with oil will allow for a beautiful natural patina that will make this door more beautiful over time.
It is our belief that our combination of top quality materials and master hand craftsmanship allow us to offer a quality of product that is unmatched anywhere, at any price. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our products and craftsmanship that we guarantee everything forever. Most importantly, every product that we sell is manufactured in the USA, at our Scottsdale, Arizona factory. When we say made in the USA, we mean it, just as we have since 1913. When nothing but the best will do, call us at 1-800-292-0008 to speak with one of our talented design engineers. Get pricing for our Art Nouveau custom entrance double doors, or any of our other fine art quality custom doors today.
Art Nouveau Doors Historical Information
Art Nouveau, also known as "New Art," was an influential art movement that emerged in the late 19th century and flourished until the early 20th century. It encompassed various forms of art, including architecture, interior design, decorative arts, and visual arts. Art Nouveau sought to break away from the academic and historical styles of the past and introduced a new aesthetic characterized by organic forms, flowing lines, and intricate designs.
Art Nouveau doors played a significant role in the movement's architectural expression. These doors were designed to be visually striking and serve as an entry point to buildings that embodied the spirit of Art Nouveau. The doorways became an opportunity for artists, architects, and craftsmen to showcase their skills and incorporate the movement's distinct motifs and ornamental elements. One of the defining characteristics of Art Nouveau doors is the emphasis on natural forms and curvilinear lines. Elaborate floral and plant motifs, such as vines, leaves, flowers, and seed pods, were commonly used in the door designs. These organic shapes were often intertwined, creating a sense of movement and rhythm. The flowing lines of Art Nouveau doors gave them a dynamic and harmonious appearance.
Another key feature of Art Nouveau doors was the incorporation of decorative elements and materials. The doors were adorned with intricate carvings, inlays, and metalwork. These embellishments added depth and texture to the doors, enhancing their visual appeal. Stained glass was also a popular feature, allowing for the interplay of light and color. The glass panels often depicted nature-inspired motifs or abstract patterns. Art Nouveau doors were not only visually captivating but also symbolized the movement's philosophy. They represented a rejection of mass-produced, machine-made goods and a return to craftsmanship and artistic expression. Artisans and architects collaborated closely to create unique and bespoke doors that reflected the individuality of the buildings they adorned.
Notable examples of Art Nouveau doors can be found in various cities across Europe, especially in places where the movement had a strong presence. Cities like Paris, Brussels, Vienna, and Barcelona are known for their impressive Art Nouveau architecture, including stunning doorways. The designs varied from simple residential entrances to grand entrances of public buildings, each displaying the distinctive characteristics of the Art Nouveau style. Although the Art Nouveau movement eventually gave way to newer artistic styles, its influence on door design and architecture remains significant. Art Nouveau doors continue to be appreciated for their beauty and craftsmanship, and many examples have been preserved as valuable historical artifacts. They serve as a testament to the innovative and decorative spirit of the Art Nouveau movement and its enduring impact on the world of art and design.
Art Nouveau Custom Entrance Info
- Size - any size door, shape, structural jamb
- Style - wood, design, hand carvings, decorative accents
- Panels - windows, grills, door straps, inlays, clavos, sidelights
- Glass - stained, thermal, energy efficient, decorative, protective
- Hardware - hand forged wrought iron handles, latches, hinges, grills
- Finishes - over 400 standard colors of hand applied stains and finishes or color match
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- American hand made solid wood doors
- Available in any wood types, stain and patina finishes
- Solid, full length timber, air dried (never kiln dried) timber
- Custom solid wood door, handcrafted using mortise and tenon joinery
- Pre-hung structural 3" thick door jamb with 1" seal face stop (double thermal seal)
- Self-closing, heavy duty tension adjustable hinges
- Adjustable tension roller style door latch closure
- Self-lifting, heavy duty mechanical door sweep
- Heavy duty, crush proof threshold with adjustable saddle
- Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom wood doors
- Solid hand forged wrought iron hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style doors custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Available in solid wood front doors, hand carved panels, glass or portal windows
- All custom doors are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
ArtFactory.com is an American manufacturer of custom doors, door hardware, iron gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featuring designs by H.J. Nick, we have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings, all hand crafted in America, since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our master level craftsmanship ensures your custom wrought iron gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.
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