Cool Decorating Trick No. 25

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How stunning is this wall of doors by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek for an Amsterdam residential project?  Eek adorned the lofty foyer walls entirely with old timber doors, bathroom doors, office doors, front doors and back doors to preserve the memory of the buildings that were torn down, to make way for a residential development.  The result is a jaw-dropping foyer installation and a visual reminder of what once was.  Via Azure Magazine. (Photos by Thomas Mayer).

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Jan Halvarson

17 comments:

Edla said...

Beautiful!!!! Now i have to start collecting old doors... :D

Pytu said...

En la película "Ingrid", la protagonista tiene una pared de su casa como esta con puertas :)

Rose said...

This is like reaching heights of creativity! Never saw or thought of something like this! Walls made up of doors!
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Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

WOW!! I Love it! so interesting!

Lisa Lehmann @StudioJewel said...

this is seriously amazing! i love it!

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

This looks incredible!!

rachael adele said...

this is pretty awesome. i don't know if i would have the patience or math skills to piece all of the doors together, but if someone did this in my home for me, i would be a very happy girl.

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Layers and Layers said...

very cool. whomever installed it was very talented too! It would have take a skilled hand and eye to put this together so well!

Renée Anne Bouffard-McManus said...

WOW, I agree! This is SO cool!

Noodles and Waffles said...

Love this.

vosges paris said...

Just saw this IRL on my way to work... it is near my home but I did not know about it till I saw it on local television!

The inside of the building is amazing too!

Naomi Bulger said...

This is glorious. I love it! Imagine all the worlds behind those doors...

boofsmom said...

I LOVE this! I originally saw it on Pinterest (of course), and have been trying to figure out where in our house we could do it. I'm thinking the stair wall. How wonderful it would be if you could link a door or two to a secret storage compartment or passage!

I'm also thinking you could paint them all one color (red!), or leave them the color you found them What a wonderful way of preserving the past.

Cortney said...

This looks like it would be very difficult to install but the end result is well worth the labor. I love how magical it looks, like Naomi said, just imagine everything behind those doors! If only...

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Die Raumfee said...

Itlooks astonishining. But it reminds me a bit at the movie "Monster AG". I would always be afraid, one door would open imediatly and...

Sue said...

Cool! Reminds me of Raquel Fialho's installation http://www.flickr.com/photos/righteous_maelstrom/5698046391/

Also reminds me of Pixar's Monster's Inc. :D

Jo Archer said...

That is fantastic.

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