Indistinguishly authentic elevators, according to modern technology & safety standards

At XEL, we design and manufacture antique and vintage style elevators (in any style required) which are visually indistinguishable from elevators from late the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

All modern elevator technology is hidden behind styled cladding and visual technical items that are made visible on purpose (construction and drive elements, if applicable) can be executed in the required style.

The cladding materials we use are handcrafted by specialists in their fields, ensuring authenticity and style uniformity.

From the technical perspective, the systems are completely designed to serve the most modern safety and functionality standards, which our specialists implement throughout their flexible engineering works.

Therefore, based on the same unique skills, expertise and dedicated flexible approach as implemented for the luxurious modern elevator projects, we deliver truly unique antique elevator solutions.

New-build projects
Overhaul projects
Renovation projects

Technical Design Approach

For our antique/vintage style elevators, the technical design is developed specifically to serve the project’s visual, functionality and safety requirements.

The challenge to overcome for our solutions in our projects are to make sure no modern technology is visible, and to allow for the elevator be designed in accordance with the most modern industry and regulation standards.

Non-exhaustively, this is done by the implementation of the following features & capabilities:

Designed in accordance with the latest modern industry and regulation standards
Hidden drive and guiding solutions
Visible mechanical/construction parts in antique style (optional)
Implementation of antique/ vintage-style mechanical parts & attributes
Regulation-based engineering
Constant interaction with client and design team

Visual Design Approach

The visual designs for our antique/vintage style elevators are specifically developed in full accordance with the wishes of the project owner and/or its design team.

Therefore, all cladding materials, lighting details and other design features & attributes are selected with the highest possible care.

Among many other details, our antique/vintage elevators are customized through the following items:

Handcrafted blacksmith steel & details
Handcrafted wooden finishing
Use of authentic antique components
Antique lighting & control features
Hiding technology
Adapting modern items to required style

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