Graefe's stylish range of bespoke doors were chosen for a refurbishment project at one of London's most iconic buildings, The National Gallery. The original building, designed by William Wilkes, was opened in 1830. The refurbished wing, in contrast to its original Victorian décor, has a new contemporary style.
With artwork constantly being moved from gallery to gallery, Graefe’s bespoke doors were specified at an enormous 3.6m high. Creating such oversized doors was fraught with technical difficulties associated with their sheer size.
Graefe worked with the International Fire Consultants (IFC) and sourced a specialist core board in Germany to resolve the issues surrounding the project and manufactured the bespoke doors which were finished with an immaculate 40% Gloss Black Paint. Graefe adjusted the gloss percentage to match the solid black imported granite flooring to create a stunning finish.
Demonstrating their diversity, Graefe also produced a further pair of equally tall doors to sit behind the reception area. These beautiful doors were veneered in European Light Oak with raised and fielded panelling to fit with their more classical surroundings.
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