Custom Doors Historic Inspired Designs
This door is Jules Lavirotte,s original craft and resides to this day in Paris, France: 3 Square Rapp: Door (Art Nouveau, 1899 – 1924 by Architect Jules Lavirotte) using this design as inspiration, H J Nick has brought this beautiful entrance door into the 21st-century in many different ways including its original design and in the same hand and materials. This labor intensive entrance door design has a big Wow! factor features 4″ to 5″ thick solid wood, hand forged solid wrought iron (no castings), beveled glass, hand made locks, door sweeps, and double sealed 1″ stops. We build unique or matching custom doors in all styles, interior and exterior doors in any size. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended. Call for custom door pricing 1-800-292-0008.
Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
Jules Lavirotte (Lyon, March 25, 1864 – Paris, March 1924) was a French architect who designed no fewer than nine buildings still standing in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, or in immediately surrounding arrondissements. His flamboyant work won him acclaim among his contemporaries, and won him the Concours de Façades de la Ville de Paris on at least two occasions: once for the building at 29 Avenue Rapp (1901), and again for the Ceramic Hotel, 34 Avenue de Wagram (1904).
Lavirotte was born in Lyon, and went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he was a pupil of Antoine Georges Louvier (1818-92). He subsequently studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the tutelage of Paul Blondel (1847-97), and gained his architect’s diploma there in 1894.
The building at 29 avenue Rapp also had a highly exotic door frame designed by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Larrive, and sculpted by Messrs Sporrer, Firmin-Marcelin Michelet, and Alfred Jean Halou.
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Customize Your Solid Wood Doors
At ArtFactory.com we hand build all our solid wood doors out of the highest quality materials available, utilizing old world, hand crafted techniques, and hand rubbed finishes to ensure your custom wood door lasts for generations. Request a free consultation with one of our design engineers to discuss your entrance door requirements, and we can create a family heirloom quality hand-crafted custom doors.
Historic Wood Doors and Designer Entrances
Doors custom built by hand in any size, style, and finish by our American craftsmen, hand made using old world techniques to create a luxury fine art furnishing for your project. We work with builders, dealers, interior designers, and home owners to create custom doors for your residential or commercial design. All hand crafted, solid wood entrance doors, interior doors, garage doors, and exterior doors are built using full length, solid timber (3 inches or more thickness). Further customize your solid wood door with hand carved designs, custom hardware, stained glass windows, or speakeasy portal windows, the choices are endless when you order your custom wood door from ArtFactory.com. Call us to discuss your designer door designs at 1-800-292-0008.