ISSUE 17  |  Spa Inspiration

10 Easy Pieces: Black Handled Door Levers

April 29, 2009 10:35 AM

BY Janet Hall

The door hardware in Hotels & Lodging: Hotel Sigtuna in Sweden caught my eye; the black door lever adds a graphic counterpoint to the moody gray woodwork. Here are several door levers that will add a sophisticated touch to your interiors.


Above: UK company Turnstyle Designs' Recessed Leather Door Handle Long Barrel is sleek and elegant. Go to Turnstyle Designs for a list of US dealers.

Above: Izé Basics Handle with Leather Grip was designed by UK architects Sigerson Bates; contact Izé for information.

Above: Cylindrical Series Leather Turned Brass Lever; contact E. R. Butler for information.

Above: Another elegant choice is Valli & Valli’s Antonio Citterio–designed Fusital Inox Door Lever, which combines leather and stainless steel; $697.90 at Plumbtile.

Above: Emtek Hercules Wrapped Leather Lever; $80 at the Hardware Hut.


Above: Thomas Hoof Produkt Black-Coated Zinc Die-Cast Door Handle; suggested retail price is €38.

Above: Turnstyle Designs offers a Recessed Black Composite Door Lever.

Above: E. R. Butler's Cylindrical Series Knurled Turned Brass Lever reads black because of the cross-hatch effect.

Above: Thomas Hoof's Porcelain Door Handle is available in white or black; suggested retail is €34.

Above: Turnstyle's Combination Composite Tube Door Lever in black.