written by:
September 18, 2014
Building on its reputation for movable pieces of art, sliding door manufacturer Raydoor will team up with two artists for an interactive display at Dwell on Design New York.
White oak and opal frosted glass doors by Raydoor

For a multi-unit condo development in Manhattan by Keppler Architecture, Raydoor installed a combination of Sliding Stacking Parallel (SSPA) and Sliding Stacking Parallel/Pivot (SSPA/PV) doors with frames in Rift White Oak and Opal Frosted glass. 

1 / 5
Raydoor founder Luke Siegel with oak and glass sliding doors

Raydoor founder Luke Siegel, pictured in the Keppler Architecture multi-unit development. Siegel, who was born and raised in New York City, touts Raydoor’s belief that modern design can be warm, and that interior division has not only to define a space, but also inspire the people living in it.

2 / 5
Raydoor barn door hardware detail

After 15 years devoted to building Raydoor, the company launched a hallmark product: single-sized, easy to install, and inspired by the most classic and utilitarian door in American architecture—the barn door. The lightweight, one-size-fits-all BarnDoor sports a single cross-brace construction serving as handle and infused with the urban vibrancy of colors like construction orange, NYPD blue, and Taxicab yellow. The BarnDoor exemplifies Raydoor’s belief and that of its founder that modern design can be warm, and that interior division has not only to define a space, but also inspire the people living in it.

3 / 5
Raydoor's Luke Siegel with graffiti artists

Luke Siegel and Lana Abraham-Murawski, another Raydoor employee who trained as an artist, are collaborating with local street artist George "SEN-One" Morillo on a unique installation at Dwell on Design New York, layering graffiti onto the company’s sleek architectural door systems.

4 / 5
Raydoor transparent sliding door system

Raydoor is a sliding door and wall system that has been the choice for high-end designer lofts and residences for more than ten years. The company offers limitless options with color, lattice design patterns, and finishes to create an architectural statement within your home. With no floor track and a patented TwinFrameTM construction, Raydoor offers several ways to create sliding, bypassing, stacking, folding, pivoting, fixed, and pocket doors. Made in New York, and available for QuickShip, all of Raydoor's products are hand-finished, lightweight, durable, and easy-to-operate. 

For more Raydoor, check out the company on Dwell's DesignSource, and visit them in person at Dwell on Design New York, October 9-11.

5 / 5
White oak and opal frosted glass doors by Raydoor

For a multi-unit condo development in Manhattan by Keppler Architecture, Raydoor installed a combination of Sliding Stacking Parallel (SSPA) and Sliding Stacking Parallel/Pivot (SSPA/PV) doors with frames in Rift White Oak and Opal Frosted glass. 

Raydoor, a New York City–based sliding doors manufacturer, is collaborating with a local street artist, George "SEN-One" Morillo, for a unique installation at Dwell on Design New York layering graffiti onto the company’s sleek architectural door systems. Come check it out in person at 82Mercer in SoHo from October 9-11 [REGISTER HERE], and read on for more details about the company. 

Founder Luke Siegel was born and raised in New York City, which is after four decades still his home. He traces his lifetime love of art and design back to playing with Legos and constructing hybrid objects out of found things. After a shared focus on business and design he graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School and with some friends founded a design collective that eventually conspired on creative projects for the likes of Levis and Coca Cola. During that time he experimented in furniture making and installations for private clients and businesses. One of these, provoked by a privacy screen he installed in the window of the storefront studio, constructed out of two plywood panels and a frosted shower curtain inspired by artist Robert Irwin, led to a commission for a more sophisticated sliding door version.

That end product—fashioned out of a lightweight acrylic and named “Raydoor” for the ray of light that was cast along its edge whenever light would hit the face of the panel—helped launch the company in 2000. In 2009, Raydoor was awarded its first patent for its Interior Space Dividing System. In 2013, Raydoor experienced record sales. What started in a studio apartment has now expanded to an office and showroom on 29th and Sixth Avenue with a new manufacturing facility in Deer Park Long Island.

Join the Discussion

Loading comments...

Latest Articles

45 dva 2270 persp1 cmyk 0
The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the chance to recalibrate and re-prioritize in life.
July 25, 2016
18
You don’t have to choose between sustainable energy and curb appeal.
July 19, 2016
jakemagnus queensland 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
July 06, 2016
content delzresidence 013 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 29, 2016
abc malacari marwick stair 01 0
A simple set of stairs is a remodel’s backbone.
June 28, 2016
Design Award of Excellence winner Mellon Square.
Docomomo US announces the winners of this year's Modernism in America Awards. Each project showcases exemplary modern restoration techniques, practices, and ideas.
June 27, 2016
monogram dwell sf 039 1
After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.
June 27, 2016
switch over chicago smart renovation penthouse deck smar green ball lamps quinze milan lounge furniture garapa hardwood
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
June 26, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent coralie gourguechon treviso italy cphotos by coralie gourguechon co produced by isdat planche anatomique de haut parleur1
Coralie Gourguechon's paper objects will make you see technology in a whole new way.
June 26, 2016
green machine smart home aspen colorado facade yard bocci deck patio savant
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
June 25, 2016
Compact Aglol 11 television plastic brionvega.
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest. A new industrial design book celebrates devices that broke the mold.
June 25, 2016
modern backyard deck ipe wood
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
dscf5485 1
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.
June 24, 2016
under the radar renovation napa
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
June 24, 2016
Exterior of Huneeus/Sugar Bowl Home.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
June 24, 2016
light and shadow bathroom walnut storage units corian counter vola faucet
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
June 24, 2016
Affordable home in Kansas City living room
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
June 23, 2016
modern lycabettus penthouse apartment oak vertical slats office
By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
June 23, 2016
kitchen confidential tiles custom cabinetry oak veneer timber house
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
June 23, 2016
feldman architecture 0
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 22, 2016
Blackened timber Dutch home
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
June 22, 2016
hillcrest house interior kitchen 3
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
June 22, 2016
angular
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.
June 21, 2016
San Francisco floating home exterior
Anchored in a small San Francisco canal, this floating home takes its cues from a classic city habitat.
June 21, 2016
modern renovation addition solar powered scotland facade steel balcony
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
June 21, 2016
up in the air small space new zealand facade corrugated metal cladding
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
June 21, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent marjan van aubel london cwai ming ng current window
Marjan Van Aubel makes technology a little more natural.
June 21, 2016
urban pastoral brooklyn family home facade steel cypress double
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving neighborhood of Brooklyn.
June 20, 2016
Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding facade
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
the outer limits paris prefab home living area vertigo lamp constance guisset gijs bakker strip tablemetal panels
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
June 20, 2016