Are Industrial Style Piazza Doors the next big trend in 2021?

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Inspired by steel-framed industrial windows of the 1800s, the striking but minimalist Piazza style has made a major comeback.

And it’s not just proving popular as the style of choice for windows and doors, but also as walls, rear extensions, room dividers and even shower screens.

Edgy and versatile, the elegantly slender frames are tapping into the popular trend for all things industrial, with the ability to transform any space with a modern edge, opening up space to let in more light and blurring the line between inside and out to create the illusion of larger living space.

There’s no arguing that open-plan living has become increasingly popular but tearing down all the walls isn’t always practical. This is why utilising the Piazza style – with slim frames and large expanses of glass – as internal partitions is a perfect choice – creating floor plans that feel both light and inclusive but retain an element of separation.

Piazza doors are also ideal for framing courtyards, gardens and rear extensions, creating a seamless transition between inside and out.

Despite currently being one of the hottest trends for homeowners looking to inject some industrial-style chic into their homes the Piazza style is nothing new. 

But despite a long history, Piazza style doors still feel as contemporary as ever, with the ability to complement and enhance any style of home or living space.

While the Piazza style is founded in steel framing, our made-to-measure solid timber alternatives pay nod to the stunning design whilst ensuring an unrivalled aesthetic beauty, longevity and sustainability of materials.

Benefits of Piazza doors:

  1. Let in light:
    The Piazza style is a wonderful way to let light into a small space. It is also a clever way to display greenery from outside to create the illusion of an indoor/outdoor space.
  2. Bring it inside:
    By using Piazza doors and windows internally as well as externally, you can unify an existing period or traditional property with a contemporary extension
  3. Light up a dim space:
    The vast expanse of glass, broken only with slender framing, allows light to flow while still providing warmth and sound protection. The Piazza style works wonders in an entrance hall, for example, by replacing a solid partition
  4. Create zones:
    Although open-plan living remains popular, architects and designers are always looking at quirky, practical and aesthetically-pleasing ways to divide up big spaces. The Piazza style is an ideal solution to create individual zones within your home, without blocking out light and allowing you to see through to the adjoining space
  5. Modern injection:
    Despite 1 160-year history the Piazza style works just as well at injecting a modern and industrial edge into a period home or traditional cottage as it does in trendy settings such as a loft or factory conversion.

Reasons to choose Wooden Luxury for your Crittall doors

1.We only use the highest quality materials

All of our bespoke Crittall doors are made using only the highest quality sustainable timber – known for its longevity, strength, minimal movement and natural insulation – as well as its unrivalled natural beauty.


2. Environmentally Sourced Materials

All of our stable doors are made using timber sourced from well-sustained forestry so you can rest assured that our products hold the highest certification with the Forest Stewardship Council. We work hard to reduce energy consumption and limit any impact on the environment, with our sustainable promise assuring customers that every time a tree is cut down, a new one is planted in the forests that we source from.


3. Uniquely designed for you and your home

Our bespoke Crittall style creations are hand crafted and made to measure ensuring they are best suited to your home – whatever the style or practical needs – and will fit perfectly in any space.


4.  Security

We pride ourselves on producing Crittall doors that are not only beautiful – but also do their job. Our doors are all secured with strong insurance rated locking mechanisms and fasteners to provide advanced security, as well as double glazed panelling as standard.


5. Maintenance Free

Our Crittall doors are crafted using only the highest quality timber – and as we only use paint products that are tried and tested to stand the test of time and withstand even the harshest of elements, you will not have to worry about constant upkeep and maintenance to keep your stable doors in prime condition.


6. 8-year guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our bespoke Crittall style doors that we offer an 8-year year guarantee as standard. This includes the sealed double glazed units, paint work, craftsmanship and ironmongery.



The popularity of Crittall-inspired creations looks set to continue its surge, as  more and more people move across the external threshold and into interiors. Subtle design tweaks take the doors from factory-themed utility to elegant townhouse, making them a versatile choice and stunning statement design for both period properties and new builds alike.