Black is the New Black

‘Black is the new black’, when it comes to the latest statement piece for the home.

The new must-have for the interior or exterior are these bespoke steel-framed doors which not only exude elegance and refinement, but ooze old-world charm, all while remaining on trend with the latest in chic, modern influences.

Created by ARA Products, under the Monarch Renlita brand, the Porta Nero doors create a look of sophistication and timeless style that won’t date thanks to their classic features.

Stuart Harmer, Managing Director of ARA Products, said Porta Nero, meaning ‘black door’ in Italian, is the latest ambition for the savvy homeowner when it comes to creating iconic interiors, pushing the white French door off its perch as the most popular.

Mr Harmer said the stunning doors were custom-designed and manufactured to meet client’s needs and could be fitted to bathrooms, kitchens, major feature windows or doors, as well as commercial premises such as offices or restaurants.

“And while they may look luxuriously delicate, their robust steel frames ensure they are strong and sturdy no matter how challenging the fit-out,” he said.

Custom designed to conform to the most unique of spaces, the black steel contrasts the home’s interior with dramatic effect.

“They create clean lines and offer a contemporary feel while maintaining an elegant charm that most definitely captivates,” he said.

And because the steel on the doors and windows has slender sight lines, it ensures the view outside is not obscured unnecessarily. In fact, Mr Harmer said the huge expanses of glass the frames allowed for captured the light and set off the black beautifully to create a high-impact look.

He said in the kitchen, statement steel-framed cupboards created a bold, yet traditional, look and feel especially when teamed with white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances.

The luxury doors are also suitable for commercial applications as the frames can add a creative industrial flair to showrooms.

“Porta Nero’s bespoke doors offer a fresh, modern look, custom-made for those who want their friends and clients to gasp in admiration when entering their premises,” Mr Harmer said.

“Every care and attention to detail is paid to the project including extensive consultation with the client to ensure their exclusive needs are met.

“And the options are endless with every client’s whim catered for whether single or double folding doors, sliding doors, bi-folds, or stacking and pivoting doors.

“Even better, the steel frames are much less maintenance than wood and three times stronger than aluminium. Plus, the texture of steel is also less smooth than that of aluminium which only serves to add to its character.”

In addition, he said because steel-framed doors and windows were welded, unlike aluminium and timber, security to the premises was greater.

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