03 Oct Designer Doors, a project between Mariani Affreschi and Barausse
From an encounter with the Barausse company, a leader in the production of indoor and outdoor luxury doors, Mariani Affreschi has been chosen for a special project that fully meets the needs of contemporary living, where versatility and functionality go hand in hand with customisation and the possibility of having a unique product every time.
All the elegance and beauty of the Giotto door. The fresco can also be used separately as a painting to hang on a wall
After noticing the superior “quality” of its frescoes, Barausse selected Mariani Affreschi as a partner for its project involving the creation of doors with painted panels. The elaborately designed and detailed doors by Barausse have been embellished with frescoes by Mariani. But the real novelty lies in the fact that the Mariani artworks, which are painted on panels and applied on the doors, can be used at any time also as paintings, thus giving the living space as much variety as possible.
A detail of the Giotto door, the colours of the fresco interact with the gold finishes of the door
“With Mariani, we have established an artistic liaison,” explains Chiara Rigoni communication manager of Barausse. “To create these special doors, which were premiered at MosBuild and re-proposed with numerous innovative features at Made Expo. We commissioned Mariani to reproduce precise subjects, based on the iconography found in Venetian and Palladio villas, which combined to the design of the door, allow furnishing and decorating an environment giving it a stylish period “feel.” For Made Expo 2013 we presented panels using the Mariani works, and paintings matched with wooden diamond-pointed rusticated ashlars as a covering for walls and ceilings”.
One of the special doors, the Doge, with a fresco by Mariani
The door becomes, therefore, a new exclusive decorating element with a strength of being able, on its own, to furnish an area, giving it a precious and elegant style. A project inspired by the classic with a very modern spirit, for those who want something unique and functional for today’s life.
A detail of the door made by Barausse with application of the fresco by Mariani’s master artists
An evocative setting: on the right, a beautifully framed fresco; on the left, a door made by Barausse