Vanity & Friends11.6.13
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!