Given how popular they are now, it’s hard to believe that the first time I ever saw a pivot door was circa 2007, when a pizzeria opened up around the corner from our then-apartment. You walked up and there was this huge 20 foot door, and it wasn’t immediately clear how you opened it. But by gently pulling on a discreet handle, the entire thing pivoted inward, gliding easily along and making the whole arrival into the restaurant feel super chic and modern. Yes, a pizzeria entryway managed to feel chic and modern.
I’ve seen pivot doors popping up on Pinterest a lot lately, and I have to say, it’s a door trend that I’m totally into. I especially like the idea of a big, floor to ceiling glass pivot door that leads out to a patio or pool area. You could pop that sucker open and really live and indoor/outdoor life!
Here, I rounded up a few of my favorites. With their clean lines and glass, pivot doors are decidedly modern, so if you’re into that sort of thing, get ready to drool!