If you have a glass lobby in your office/home, and want to really impress your clients/friends…it’s time for you to get in touch with Choate Carbon out of Brazil. Choate Carbon was commissioned by a wealthy local (Brazil) businessman to build a carbon fiber door for his home lobby elevator area:
The door was manufactured using vacuum bagging, 300k twill (2X2), divinycell and polypropylene honeycomb core, epoxy resin, and finished with a matte lacquer with U.V. additives. It weighs 99lbs and is 7.5’x4.9′. The final cost was around $15,000.
The door features a biometric finger print scanner for the lock, which is also wrapped in carbon fiber goodness.
Patrick Choate from Chaote Carbon has been keeping me abreast of the development of the door for a couple of months now, we’re both really excited to see the final product. The project started out with some development drawings:
The design is quite modern, and I love how it fits the frameless glass in the room. The handle is simply an inset into the door, which is great…it adds to the simplistic modern aspect of it. This has most definitely proven Choate’s skill in carbon fiber product development, and we’re excited to see what is to come.