Oversized Steel-and-glass Pivot Doorsby Artifice

  • Source: ARCHITECT Magazine
  • Publication date: 2007-09-07
One of the company's most-requested items is oversized steel-and-glass pivot doors, which can be produced in any size or dimension. Artifice recently finished an 11-by-6-foot entry door that opens and pivots off-center. The firm can also plan entire areas.

Artifice

Designing and fabricating products that range from lighting fixtures to steel slot fencing, Artifice always keeps things simple. “We're not designers who do different styles,” says Amy Hovis, who founded the company with fabricator Jean Goehring. “We do our own modern style.”

One of the company's most-requested items is oversized steel-and-glass pivot doors, which can be produced in any size or dimension. Artifice recently finished an 11-by-6-foot entry door that opens and pivots off-center. The firm can also plan entire areas. “It's hard for us not to want to tackle the whole façade,” Hovis says. “We'll put a door in and notice the lighting really needs help.” For new construction, the company just needs measurements, but its artists prefer to do site visits for existing homes. Artifice. 512.278.8888. www.artifice.squarespace.com.