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10 Easy Pieces: Interior Door Levers

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10 Easy Pieces: Interior Door Levers

March 28, 2018

When I lived in London, I developed a fondness for door levers, which can be operated by children, elbows, and slippery hands. Plus, well-designed ones add an architectural sophistication to interiors. Here are 10 favorites.

top of the line nanz architectural hardware offers clean lines and impeccable c 17
Above: Top-of-the-line Nanz architectural hardware offers clean lines and impeccable craftsmanship. The Nanz No. 2096 Interior Door Lever, shown, is a favorite; for pricing information, contact the Nanz Showrooms in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Connecticut.
the basic emtek tubular stainless steel kiel door leverset with a brushed finis 18
Above: The basic Emtek Tubular Stainless Steel Kiel Door Leverset with a brushed finish is $68.80 at the Hardware Hut.

italian maker valli & valli&#8\2\17;s fusital line offers one of the mo 19
Above: Italian maker Valli & Valli’s Fusital line offers one of the most extensive collections of door levers, many designed by noted architects, including Antonio Citterio’s Fusital Inox Door Lever H 5015; $247.50 for a passage set at Focal Point Hardware.
the omnia industries 368/0 door lever comes in stainless steel with a range of  20
Above: The Omnia Industries 368/0 Door Lever comes in stainless steel with a range of finishes (polished is shown) for $75.75 from My Knobs.
german company fsb offers 30 different lever designs in either stainless steel  21
Above: German company FSB offers 30 different lever designs in either stainless steel or aluminum. Architects like Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Projects (formerly Buttrick Wong Architects) love the precision-engineered FSB 1108 Mortise Entry Set; $590.40 for the aluminum finish full passage set (price varies with options) at Knobs & Hardware.
uk company turnstyle designs offers an extensive selection of architectural doo 22
Above: UK company Turnstyle Designs offers an extensive selection of architectural door levers, including the Barrel Solid Door Lever-S1333. The solid door levers come in four finishes (bright chrome, dark bronze, satin nickel, and polished nickel) and are available with a round or square rosette. Available through showrooms around the country; visit Turnstyle for pricing and showroom information.
the john pawson–designed valli & valli fusital h343 rp passage set,  23
Above: The John Pawson–designed Valli & Valli Fusital H343-RP Passage Set, in satin (shown) or polished chrome, is $440.30 at Quality Bath.
the baldwin classic lever (5\137.mr) is available in eight finishes, including  24
Above: The Baldwin Classic Lever (5137.MR) is available in eight finishes, including satin nickel (shown). Contact Baldwin for pricing information.
thomas hoof produkt swiss zinc die cast door handles; €4\2 for a set of  25
Above: Thomas Hoof Produkt Swiss Zinc-Die Cast Door Handles; €42 for a set of levers through Thomas Hoof directly.

another handle from turnstyle designs, the square door lever and rosette&# 26
Above: Another handle from Turnstyle Designs, the Square Door Lever and Rosette comes in four stainless steel finishes (bright chrome, dark bronze, satin nickel, and polished nickel) as well as brass, nickel, and Vintage Patina. Available through showrooms around the country; visit Turnstyle for pricing and showroom information.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 18, 2010.

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