Vanity & Friends

A La Puerta Originals custom vanity inspires new designs. Hand carved, curving, beautifully detailed, these vanities are a special addition to a custom bathroom design

I was recently reading an article about Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of R&D (to put it simplistically) and the designer Marc Newson that appeared in the November issue of Vanity Fair.  In the article, Ive was lamenting technology’s role in the loss of craftsmanship – that objects are designed on computers and people are graduating from college not knowing how to make things themselves.  As I was reading, I was thinking that the disconnect of which he spoke does not exist here.  At La Puerta Originals, every product is individually designed in collaboration with our clients and/or their designer, and then each piece is crafted and finished by hand. It is a process that results in a product that has soul.  And as I was putting together one of the library books of bathroom vanities, I found a good example.

I noticed that we have done a good number of a particular style of vanity and I started flipping back and forth between pages, comparing them, and I found that though they are based on a certain look, each one has its own personality and details.  So, without further ado, here they are, in no particular order:

And then this was also a medicine chest that goes with the last vanity shown above:

All of the vanities are carved by hand:

I love this pic – if you stare at it, it looks as though the swirl is floating:

Here is a comparison of the carving in the central circle of the design:

Now the foliage, or tendrils that complete the design:

So, be assured that individual design and craftsmanship are alive and well here at La Puerta Originals!  I will leave you with an Eric Swanson install shot of the vanity and medicine chest, along with one of our fabulous doors with carved panels.  I hope to see you next time!

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