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10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Door Handles


10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Door Handles

January 20, 2016

Our thinking goes like this: If you’re going to spend a single cent on a great door handle for your house, why not invest in it like a timeless piece of jewelry? We’ve come up with a list of door handles—a list we’ve been internally calling “hardware porn”—all designed by architects (and a few notable industrial designers).

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Above: From German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, Walter Gropius, a Door Handle designed in 1922. It’s currently available in polished stainless steel through Tecnoline, the only company authorized by the heirs to the original handle. A Door Lever without a plate and keyhole is available through Masters of Modernism.

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Above: Designed by British architect Robin Partington, the RPL01 Lever Handle is available in hot and cold patinated real bronze, fekete nickel, and other finishes from Izé.

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Above: The Gropius Door Handle in Black is the same design as the stainless steel but with a nickel-plated brass handle in black. Available at Tecnoline.

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Above: From British firm AL_A, the ALAL01 Lever Handle is a minimalist shape with a slender lever; contact Izé for more information.

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Above: German architect and functionalist designer Ferdinand Kramer designed a rounded rose Door Handle in polished stainless steel; available at Tecnoline.

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Above: A Door Handle from industrial designer and manager of German manufacturer Tecnolumen Walter Schnepel, who designed the handle in 1988; contact Tecnoline for more information.

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Above: Patrick Lynch of Lynch Architects designed the PHL01 Vicky Lever Handle, a square to cylinder form that is available in all Izé finishes at Izé.

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Above: Did you know that Dieter Rams made a door and window handle in 1999? The Ergonomic Door Handle in satin nickel-plated zamak is currently available through Tecnoline.

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Above: The brass H311 Sei MB Handle is designed by Milanese architect Mario Bellini for Valli & Valli’s line of authored hardware, Fustial. Contact Valli & Valli for more information.

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Above: A Door Handle designed in 1928 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld, produced based on an original prototype, is available in matte brushed stainless steel at Tecnoline.

For more architects’ picks, see our posts:

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