What is a Door?
A better way to approach this question is to ask what WAS a door.
Originally a door was most likely an animal hide covering the entrance to a cave or other primitive dwelling. A protective measure against the elements. From there, doors have evolved to simple wood planks all the way to huge decorative bronze doors for temples.
Doors have evolved, but the primary mission remains the same—protection from the elements and a boundary between a habitable space and the wild outdoors. Once the basic requirements for a door have been met, the design aspect can be considered. And that’s where we start to have fun.
While doors do follow trends just like any other architectural element, there are time tested designs that can be relied upon, or modified to create the look and feel desired. There really is no limit as to the appearance of a door. Myriad material combinations, and construction techniques ensure that doors as an art form will continue to advance and expand.
Here is one example of a modern version of a classic wood door we designed and built for a client in Austin. Our three-lite white oak pivot door is bold and yet understated, which gives it sophistication.
We at SWING pproach doors as functional furniture, a canvas on which you can project your personal aesthetic. We strive to elevate the art of doors with quality design, expert craftsmanship, and an eye for detail.