Textile Folding Doors

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Design textile folding doors at the service of your projects.

 

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A bit of history

Dooor is the project of a young entrepreneur who decided to make use of the experience gained in the family business, a company specialising in the production of folding doors that was founded by his grandfather in 1962.
The folding door made its debut in the 50s, inspired by the ideas of various architects on modern housing: it is a furnishing accessory that can be used to open up, divide or screen off an indoor area according to the desired layout.

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The Dooor brand’s collection of folding doors maintains these unique functional features while broadening its aesthetic horizons, thanks to new printing techniques and the use of high-tech cladding materials.
The result is an architectural element with a minimalist look that connects spaces seamlessly, but which is also decorative and capable of adding a distinctive and highly individual touch to the rooms in which they are used.

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Famous architects and designers

The character of an interior is determined by the cut of the spaces, by the psychology of light, by the intuitions of the designer who transforms a volume of full and empty spaces into a versatile habitat. What allows the space to be divided without sacrificing the sense of the whole are the thresholds. Curtains, doors, windows and sliding walls are thresholds. A synthesis of these elements is the bellowed door, a bizarre twentieth-century idea used by architects and designers from all backgrounds and backgrounds. The reducibility of space, the separation of environments, the declaration of a function, the break between what is public and what is private are the results that a folding door offers. There are many memories of mythological interiors where these doors have played a significant role. With clutter due to suggestions, here’s a selection. Eileen Gray, from the mid-twenties of the last century, designed two residences with Jean Badovici. In Roquebrune, Cap Martin and Paris, she used devices to create hybrid surfaces. They were not doors, they were not tents, they were limits, spatial divisions that expanded or reduced the space according to the pulling that could be imposed. These separations that borrowed intelligent ideas from the mechanics and culture of outdoor became an element of absolute novelty for the typological innovation that represented, for the ease of construction, for the simplicity of the materials. But it was not only the French modernists who asked themselves these questions, in fact at the beginning of the 1930s Franco Albini in Milan for the furnishing of his home Peiti separated the sleeping area with a black waxed canvas curtain armed in a chrome-plated steel structure.

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Apartments in Milan designed by Gianfranco Frattini, 1957-61 Courtesy Gianfranco Frattini Archive

However, the Italian champion, also in this matter, was Gio Ponti, who already in 1954 at the tenth International Exhibition of the Triennale in Milan presented a stay of a “uniambiental home” with a folding door. The project was signed with Gianfranco Frattini, Alberto Rosselli and Antonio Fornaroli. What Ponti called “great space to live” was achieved through a creative and unprecedented use of sliding doors with bellows. He did so starting from the design of his house in Via Dezza 49 in Milan. The project conceived between 1955 and 1957 has almost no doors, Ponti replaced them with sliding doors with bellows. They were perfect for composition and decomposition in space, they had sound absorbing properties. With Joe Colombo, between 1969 and 1972, bellows doors became the symbol of a futuristic domesticity where modular devices could become fluid, compact, promiscuous and individual at times. This was the case with “Visona 1” for Bayer AG, which first at the Interzum Exhibition in Cologne and then at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan defeated the public and critics with an idea of a house that could be packaged, transported, revolutionary and without a hierarchy between inside and outside. A sleeping and eating machine with rails, joints, mirrors and transformable furnishings where the walls were made of laminated plastic, the slatted curtains, the yellow hood of the bed. A hyperbole that also at the MoMA in New York during the exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” generated amazement and debate. This time it was the “Total Furnishing Unit” that pushed the dynamism of the interiors towards a continuous state of transformation.

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Interior of Visiona 1 designed by Joe Colombo, 1969 Credits Ignazia Favata – Studio Joe Colombo 

No less important were Gianantonio Mari, always on the occasion of the same exhibition, with the “Modular Equipment for new domestic enviroments”, Alberto Rosselli with Isao Hosoe and the “Mobile house” extendable thanks to sophisticated macro bellows. An explosion that then seemed to fade even if the use of the folding door appeared in the interior designs of some key figures of the eighties delivered to the literature of the sector. These included Toni Cordero, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Carmassi and Gabriella Ioli. From that moment on, the bellows door seemed to become a sophisticated habit or a quotation from the past or, in the worst case scenario, an obligatory choice for rooms with results or dental surgeries. Yet the themes of the economy of space, of functionality and discretion of decoration have no time, on the contrary, they are overwhelmingly affirmed in the contemporary practice of interior design. This is precisely where the modernity of a design idea lies, which returns to the public’s attention with its hybrid and intelligent form.

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Gio Ponti’s apartment in via Dezza, Milan 1956-57 Courtesy Gio Ponti Archive

About DOOOR product

Dooor is like a blank canvas in an artist’s hands: pure potential

Opening system
Dooor folding doors feature opening systems designed to enhance spaces of various kinds. The door can have lateral opening, bilateral opening, centred central opening, decentred central opening, multiple opening.

Track
The aluminium track is the product of a technology in which steel pivots connect multiple modules, permitting potentially infinite length. The accuracy of this alignment adds fluidity to its movement. This element may be visible (when the door is folded), built-in, curved, standard or adjustable.

Closing system
The closing systems on Dooor folding doors represent a combination of accuracy, minimalism, elegance and practicality. There are two possible closing systems: with an aluminium profile or without a profile. In both systems, the door is closed by a magnet, which may be integrated into the profile or set into the wall. Use of a special closing system with a latch or with a latch and lock using the European cylinder system (optional) makes for more solid closure.

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Are you ready to create your own project? The Textile Folding Doors are available in our shop! Take a look and let your imagination run wild!

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Back to Vintage Style

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Back to Vintage. The style that is coming back in fashion to save the environment, the wallet and regain the quality of the past.

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Vintage style has never really gone out of fashion. Many have been and still are  the lovers of this lifestyle, which in this period, more than ever, seems to have become a necessity. There are many reasons: economic crisis, environmental crisis, nostalgia for the quality with which objects were built in the past … The vintage mania has spread to all fields: clothing, home furnishings, travel, publishing, art and music…

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But how is this full of charm style affecting interior design?

Decorating a house in a vintage style means surrounding yourself with personality, character, imperfections and charm. It is not necessary to randomly fill the house with lots of vintage objects or furniture, instead it is enough to choose carefully some pieces to be able to completely transform an environment creating an impressive visual impact.

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It is advisable to start with small objects or a single piece of iconic design furniture that expresses all that there is to express. Don’t be afraid, in any case, to mix styles or colours (this is the beauty of interior design)… But without exaggerating!

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Another secret to giving a touch of vintage style to an environment is to mix objects or/and furniture with neutral colors. Neutral colors have the ability to highlight the “imperfections” and the “lived-in” aspect of vintage.

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These are our tips for incorporating the vintage style into your beautiful home. If you liked our article “Back to Vintage” have also a look at The Minimalist Style

 

 

 

My Holiday Home in Formentera

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My holiday home in Formentera. On holiday in the Balearic Islands, enjoying the sea and the sun in a house full of charm.

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Formentera is one of the most exclusive destinations to spend your summer holidays. Wonderful beaches, crystal clear water, trendy clubs and nightlife all night long. Being one of the most popular destinations, Formentera is very expensive in terms of accommodation, so it is advisable to rent or even buy a holiday home, away from the town and surrounded by nature so as to enjoy the tranquility of a magnificent island.

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What is the best way to make a holiday home cozy, chic, and comfortable at the same time? Now we will introduce you to our ideal holiday home through photos, tips and much more…

The Furnishing Style

The furnishing style is typical of the one of the islands in general, but in a softer, more essential and sophisticated version: white, wood and wrought iron are mixed with pastel shades that recall the colors of the sky, the sea and the surrounding vegetation such as light blue, green but also pink or red, the important thing is not to exaggerate too much with the color so that the visual impact does not result too “violent”.

Ideal dining room

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Ideal living room

A few frills, but great care in every little detail. From the choice of upholsteries, colours to furniture and accessories, from vintage pieces to plants: everything speaks of relaxation, serenity and well-being – and isn’t that exactly what we look for when we go on holiday?

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Ideal bedroom

Wooden furniture to create warmth and white walls to give light to the bedroom.

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The Outdoor style

But the real gem are the outdoor spaces, to be shared in company. So let’s give vent to creativity with tables, chairs, deckchairs, sofas and garden armchairs always trying to combine design with quality and comfort.

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The Minimalist Style

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The minimalist style. That’s how your home has to look to be truly minimalist.

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Minimalism is considered the purest expression of modern aesthetics; it entered our homes at the end of the last century as a manifesto of intentions, making the cleanliness and simplicity of its forms the rejection of a lifestyle dominated by the values of consumerism and emptiness appear. However, once the image of bare austerity that had characterized it in the nineties has been overcome, Minimalism changes, becomes softer and warmer, generating welcoming environments made of light and harmony.

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When the Minimalist style was born:

The expression “minimalism” spread in artistic contexts during the sixties, but its roots lie in the European cultural climate of the early twenties. Immediately after the First World War, indeed, in a climate of change and desire to overcome past experiences, Minimalism sees the light as an ideological movement even before as an aesthetic expression. Its origin is closely linked to the birth of the Modern Movement and Functionalism which, starting in 1919, were developed in the Bauhaus, a school founded in Germany by W. Gropius and which has become the most important forge of thought and experimentation in the fields of art, design and architecture. Minimalism contrasts with the historicism that had already emerged in art and architecture at the end of the 18th century. Through the elimination of ornamentation, considered useless and the legacy of an outdated culture, we want to enhance the beauty of what surrounds us. By eliminating what is superfluous, materials and forms are enhanced, there is no longer room for individualistic artifices and an essential, simple, universal design that is comprehensible to all is achieved. Its peculiarity is an aesthetic made of clean lines, flat surfaces, pure geometries and natural materials.

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Why the Minimalist style is so popular:

Minimalism continues to be successful thanks to the universality of its principles. In an age marked by excesses, frenetic rhythms, artificial images overloaded with colours and details, the minimalist house marks the space of order, balance and serenity. The use of natural materials, first and foremost wood and stone, the use of a few colours – with a preference for white to maximise the diffusion of light – the simple geometries of the square and rectangle and, finally, the renunciation of objects that are not considered essential to everyday life, make up relaxed, intimate environments, where one can find oneself and take refuge from external chaos.

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Let’s discover now how to give life to the house of our dreams:

The Living Room

Minimalist style doesn’t mean monastic life. Renouncing the superfluous in order to enhance the function of everything must, however, give rise to comfortable and welcoming environments, which invite you to rest and release well-being. The space in the photo conveys all this: a rigorous environment with clean, clean lines, no frills, yet warm and inviting thanks to the generously cushioned sofas.

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The Dining Room

Here are other excellent examples of how minimalism and the home intimacy can coexist in perfect symbiosis. The dining area of these houses has been stripped of all frills: nothing disturbs the eye, nothing distracts from the function. And yet, if you look closely, there is nothing missing that could limit its use, nothing that would affect its practicality.
At the same time, the feeling we have is of an intimate and welcoming environment, far from the cold image that often accompanies the idea of minimalism.

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The Studio

The studio is the home space where calm and order cannot be lacking, regardless of a life inspired by the principles of Minimalism. The need for balance, the need to withdraw into an introspective and reflective dimension impose the choice of a few, highly studied elements: a table, a chair and a lamp. Here, more than elsewhere, the lines become clean, the materials authentic, the basic colours suggest concentration.

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The Bedroom

The bedroom is the real test  for those who want to try their hand at a minimalist lifestyle. In this environment, indeed, it is easy to lose sight of the rigor that leads to peace and balance. The minimalist bedroom is therefore sober, with sheets that are strictly white or, at most, grey. And the same can be said of the walls. The only colors allowed to interrupt the whiteness of the linen are those of wood or concrete, strictly natural.

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Decorating a Small Living Room with Style

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Decorating a small living room with style. Our best tips for a small and cozy living room.

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Houses and apartments are getting smaller and smaller. In large cities, square metres are being drastically reduced and, as a result, the number of rooms available is also being reduced. In this context, the living room is often sacrificed and combined with the kitchen at the risk of losing welcome and even style. Let’s see then some tips for decorating a small living room with style!

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Multipurpose decoration

It’s the must for every season, indeed furniture and decorative objects have different functions. This not only saves space, but you can also change the decoration every time you get tired without your pocket suffering. For example poufs which can be turned into little benches or low stools which can be turned into coffee tables.

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Another possibility is to buy a TV cabinet that incorporates drawers or shelves, so you can use it as a space saver. As for accessories, there are glass glasses that serve as vases, candle holders or ice buckets. If you have a wicker basket, you can use it to store blankets, pillows, magazines or anything else that comes to mind.

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Choose small but comfortable sofas

The huge sofas with multiple seats occupy an entire corner of the room, if not more. Even an L-shaped sofa is a nuisance for small spaces: it recharges the room too much and leaves no room for other things. One or even two small coloured sofas will be a winning choice!

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A great way to use the space is to combine the sofa with one or more poufs so that it acts as an extra place that you can move from one room to another in case of need.

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Light, neutral and pastel colours

Light colours,  in pastel and neutral tones give a sense of spaciousness and luminosity. They represent a safe bet for a small living room. If you want to give a touch of more vivid color, take advantage of fabrics and accessories such as cushions, lampshades, blankets or carpets and place them in strategic points of the room. This way, you won’t overload the space and break with the monotony.

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Playing with lighting

In a small living room, lighting is your best ally. If your room is provided with windows, take advantage of the natural light that comes in and do not use shutters or dark curtains. Also, do not put large furniture in front of the windows.

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For what concerns the artificial light, it’s always better to avoid putting extravagant ceiling lamps that make your living room smaller. Use table lamps or floor lamps at strategic points, such as next to the sofa or on a coffee table, so that everything is in harmony and space remains free in the center of the room.

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Central and side coffee tables

Coffee tables and side tables are of great help in the case of small living rooms: they can serve as a small central table or be placed on the sides of the sofa to rest things.

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Bookcases to exploit the heights

For a small living room, order and cleanliness are essential. Also verticality. The more shelves or vertical furniture you use, the more space you have. As small as a living room, playing with heights is very useful to get the most out of the floor space, especially in long rooms where there is more chance that any furniture, floor plan or accessory will stay in the middle of the room.

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