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Architecturally, the door is the first frame of the interior— the first taste that the guest has of a building or a room. Is it grand and imposing? Subtle and covert? Wood or glass? Intricate or sparse? The door is a preface to the story of the space beyond. As a designer you get to choose how much of the plot you want to give away.

The street entrance is open, offering a window into the warmth inside.
Le Méridien
Wooden slats frame the approach to the restaurant.
Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

A doorway of glowing onyx lures guests towards the intimate Nobu hotel lobby.
TAO Downtown
Dramatic antique knockers adorn otherworldly, 16-foot tall doors.
Signature bamboo and wood signal the natural materials of the dining room beyond
TAO Downtown

Anticipation grows as guests walk through the compressed entryway.
Chambers Hotel
Woven wood tells a story of exquisite craft.
Le Méridien
Intricate patterns frame stunning views of the Gulf of Oran.
Shinola's front door pays homage to its formerly industrial surroundings.
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