Curvature and Conture has always has its avid supportor.
No sharp edges but rounded curvature gives soothing character to any architectural hardware. Especially where in the past has been seem as cold and liveless.
Current designs of architectural hardware are evolving and fulfiling the needs of modern and contemporary architecture and interior space.
In design and development phase, note-worthy that the solutions form pasrt and parcel of overall acrhitecture design and taste of users and project owners.
It should never been seen as detached and isolated on its own.
It is a piece of art on its own and gives character to the doors be it glass, timber, metal or other composites.
Formani Fold by Tord Boontje
Studio Tord Boontje (Prof. Tord Boontje), France
The Fold range of door handles differs fundamentally from traditional models by combining the classic components of a door fitting – rosette, neck and handle – into one single element in an innovative way. This is achieved thanks to an astute system whose mounting is akin to a bayonet system. The result: the door handle gives the impression of floating on the door.
Statement by the jury
»It is not only the technical concept of this door handle that is innovative, but also the implementation of the design down to the last ingenious detail.«