Door hardware

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about door hardware

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSpace Door Handle

Space Door Handle

The Time and Space handles follow the strict geometry of a parallelepiped. Composed of metal bars with a square or rectangular section, their parts are assembled according to elementary schemes of juxtaposition. The resulting aesthetics are simple and Euclidean, almost like a construction set. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSky Door Handle

Sky Door Handle

This model originates in the idea to take apart the volume of the handle into flat elements that are then intersected in an intriguing way according to a geometrically complex and aesthetically interesting image.  More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSiena Door Handle

Siena Door Handle

The Siena and Orvieto handles are based on a study of classic forms.. It was not easy to find the right proportions and proper balance that would make them contemporary while preserving the mark of tradition and the memory of the past. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSibilla Door Handle

Sibilla Door Handle

I remember going to Magistretti’s studio to talk about him designing a new handle. Sitting around a big table that practically took up the entire room, he sketched the Sibilla right before my eyes, practically fixing its definite form there and then. His idea was to make it an ergonomic object that also had verve. As he described how interesting he found the shape of a bone, he steadily drew one. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSerenella Door Handle

Serenella Door Handle

Serenella is a handle with round rosette designed by Studio Olivari. Formal clarity makes for a clean-cut handle suitable for modern settings. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSelene Door Handle

Selene Door Handle

The Selene model is a play on Iosa Ghini’s expressive ties to the Italian design trend called bolidismo. Dynamism is contained in the intersection between the shaft and the lever’s upward sweep that seems attached by its foot, arched in a sculptural poise. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalSector Door Handle

Sector Door Handle

Sector is a round rosette handle designed by Studio Olivari.Studio Olivari is the research office dedicated to material development and technological innovation. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalRaffaella Door Handle

Raffaella Door Handle

This discreet, elegant handle has become a cult-status classic. Designed by the Olivari technical department, Raffaella is used just as readily in modern homes as it is in work environments. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalPolo Door Handle

Polo Door Handle

Bonetto was a self-taught designer with a love of jazz and playing the drums. He expressed his style in a countless number of objects, including machine tools, household appliances, alarm clocks, telephones, calculators, ski boots and surgical lasers. One of his particular fields of interest was the design of automobile interiors, where he combined the stylistic continuity of material and form with ergonomic and technical requirements. That approach contained elements of design theory as it was taught at Ulm, which are also recognisable in the Polo handle. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalPlume Door Handle

Plume Door Handle

“Nomina sunt consequentia rerum” names reveal the essence of things. In this case the name identifies already the intention of the project. PLUME is a simple, slim and essential handle, the archetype of the handle as ideal. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalPlanet Q Door Handle

Planet Q Door Handle

The Planet was born at a time when the squared handle model had not yet appeared on the market as a protagonist. I was attracted by the idea of creating a linear and seemingly sharp-edged handle that in reality felt soft to the grip, with imperceptibly curved surfaces and an ideal proportion of volumes in terms of aesthetics and functionality. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalPlanet Door Handle

Planet Door Handle

The Planet was born at a time when the squared handle model had not yet appeared on the market as a protagonist. I was attracted by the idea of creating a linear and seemingly sharp-edged handle that in reality felt soft to the grip, with imperceptibly curved surfaces and an ideal proportion of volumes in terms of aesthetics and functionality. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalOrvieto Door Handle

Orvieto Door Handle

The Orvieto and Siena handles are based on a study of classic forms. It was not easy to find the right proportions and proper balance that would make them contemporary while preserving the mark of tradition and the memory of the past. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalOpen Door Handle

Open Door Handle

Invited to design a door handle, Rem Koolhaas and his team responded in a conceptual way, starting with the destructuring of the handle into its primary functional elements: shaft and lever. They decided to whittle them down to the minimum necessary amount of material, and invented a slot joint to unite them mechanically. More

Product • By Bellevue ArchitecturalOnda Door Handle

Onda Door Handle

For the Onda handle, the studies I made were purely ergonomic. I analysed the movements of the hand, the pressure it exerts and its physicality. It is no wonder that the result is a balance between classic and modern, because the human hand has not evolved – it has always been the same as it is now. Many modern tools are similar, if not exact replicas of ones used thousands of years ago. More