By JULIE V.
IOVINEMARCH 2000 lets Italians solve design problems that homeowners don't know about: Bulky Doors.
While dealing with retro elements such as door frames and thresholds, overbeams and hinges, try to achieve a stylish and modern interior design, not to mention carved paneled doors.
This is enough to intoxicate a minimalist.
Consider a glass instead. and-
Aluminum wall system.
It is so complex that it is not even called a door, not to mention a room partition.
The wall system does not have a large scale building, and its glass panels are set to an aluminum frame, suspended on the ceiling track.
The system also has a variety of materials and colored glasses that slide with little contact, and its panels overlap with each other in a variety of combinations.
It can even pull a disappearing behavior like a good professional
Dormo, on the wall.
Recently, several Italian companies launched the UN.
For an American audience eager to transform space, this is the door.
Needless to say, these new sliding wall systems help make any space look like a display loft.
Jennifer Post is a contemporary designer in Manhattan.
The white vein of revenge is an instant shift.
"From Tudor in Greenwich to the pre-war in the park, if you want to throw away the obissen carpet, it's a way to get clean and feel the light and space, heavy curtains and traditional decorations. Post said.
She already installed Italy-
Wall systems were built in five residential projects and in her own apartment on Columbus Avenue.
She advertised before she found out.
Post was forced to design its own version. -
Traditional door with glass panel.
She said there was a lot of demand for doors that did not hinder the free flow of modern apartment space.
"Let's face it, the family is no longer sitting in a room together," she said. Post said.
Someone cooks in the kitchen;
The children do their homework in the family room.
All rooms have become versatile and need to be connected.
However, there must still be separate rooms in the apartment for resale.
She found that the main advantage of the panel system is that they "add to the edge of the building while also creating the illusion of expanding the space", and the panel system usually uses transparent or translucent glass. Post said.
She also said the partitions between the standard rooms were too tacky. ''Ms.
Post has installed them in a number of ways, from single panels to closing the kitchen, to four panels that separate her Home Office from the living room. The four-
The panel combination, one fixed to the wall and three floating, can be rearranged to fully seal or partially reveal.
A small Manhattan apartment
Post plans to remove the walls that separate the two bedrooms and insert them into the wall system.
The couple who own the place only use the second bedroom once or twice a year when the mother visits;
The guest room is equipped with a leather sofa bed and a desk.
Otherwise, they will open the panel to create their main suite.
If I put the old one
"Old fashioned door, you always feel like this, you will leave one room and enter another ,". Post said.
In another apartment, a couple took two children with them.
The pillars are located on a sliding wall between the living room and the family room.
"I use them a lot," said customer Jenny Simmonds . ".
"They are so pure that they make the apartment like loftlike without losing any privacy.
"At least three Italian companies sell the aluminum --and-
Glass Wall system in New York.
One of them is Tre-
Piu Pavilion and Ms.
Post was introduced to it by Italian manufacturer Poliform, which Nova Studio International represented in New York. The Tre-
Piu Pavilion was designed by Antonio Citterio of Italian design firm Clark Kent, who cleverly made modern furniture more sexy, making it huge in attracting Americans to advanced Italian designSince the Tre-
Cinzia Fama said Piu Pavilion was launched here 18 months ago and panel systems worth more than $1 million have been sold
Agnorucci, vice president of sales and marketing.
"It's basically sold on the page of our catalog, not even installed in our showroom," she added . ".
Their appeal. Fama-
Agnorucci said that, in addition to digging into the contemporary look, they do not need the track on the floor, but hang it on the top of their heads.
The track can be connected within the opening or in front of the opening.
When used as a pocket door, the panel does not need to be embedded in a flat door box on the wall, she said.
Average cost, Ms. Fama-
The two-to 1,500-wide panel starts at $4 feet, agnonucci added.
The maximum height is 10 feet.
One thing to note is that the door is not locked. Advertising Lady
Post added that she has paid $1,800 to $11,000 for Tre
Piu wall system according to the number of panels.
She put together four panels to cover a 9-
The opener is about $8,800.
Represents the Tre-
Piu will accept orders from designers and individuals.
Design services are provided, including proper measurement and installation procedures. The Tre-
Located at architect and designer building, 150 East 58 Street, Nova Studio International offers Piu Pavilion system.
In the same building, Interni distributed the Lema Stile wall system.
The Rimadesio Siparium system is located at the Domus Design Collection at 215 East 58 Street.
The delivery of these systems takes two to four months.
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A version of this article was printed on page 8 of the National edition Fadden on March 2, 2000, with the title: trade secrets;
The Italian designer faded the door in the wood.