A Touch of Class

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“Atkey and Company work closely with clients in London and beyond who are repairing and refurbishing period properties”.
This article features examples of panelled doors fitted in two London refurbishment projects. It celebrates the launch of our new collection of contemporary door and door mouldings.

Featured in London Life Magazines, House and Garden guide, Jan 2018

Atkey and Company are makers of panelled doors and timber mouldings, with a catalogue spanning over 300 years of British Architectural Design. Atkey are best known for fine period accuracy in the design and production of Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Edwardian architectural joinery.

This winter sees the launch of Atkey’s new Contemporary Range of panelled doors and mouldings. In this new creative project, Atkey have brought together some of their favourite period designs as well as original designs, all suited to more contemporary interiors. By applying the same attention to good proportions and design, as well as employing the highest standards of production, the Contemporary Range seeks to perpetuate the classical elegance of period joinery without the necessity or restrictions of slavish historical accuracy.

Architectural mouldings exist to conceal the junction of different building elements, for example, between the floor and the wall or the wall and door lining. Over time they evolved into a means of creating additional character and interest through the introduction of geometric shapes creating contrasts between light and shade.

A simple palate of basic shapes originating in the classical architecture of Rome endures to this day in contemporary design. The details speak an architectural language and perfecting these can make the difference between a well presented house and an exquisite one.

Atkey and Company work closely with clients in London and beyond who are restoring and refurbishing period properties where reinstating the original character through the use of authentic designs is either desired or essential because of the properties listed status.

They also work with architects and interior designers on the development of classically inspired new build properties, such as this example in Henley on Thames and The Bishops Avenue, where doors panelling and moulding details proposed by Atkey were selected to reflect the style and scale of the external architecture to create an effortless feeling of “rightness” and good proportion that a period British property might exhibit.

Atkey’s design teams are experts in period detailing and can advise on doors, architrave, skirting and other mouldings appropriate to the property and hierarchy of rooms within a property.

The Contemporary Door Range of panelled doors comes with a wide selection of door mouldings to choose from, as well as difference panel embellishment options and the use of feature timbers, all allowing the creation of truly bespoke interior doors.