Gluckman Smith Architects has developed designs for a door handle and ironmongery suite. The concept for the door handle draws on techniques and materials used in traditional shotgun fabrication. Contemporary draughting and manufacturing technologies have been harnessed to these traditional skills to produce a strikingly contemporary product.
A hand-crafted steel mechanism and walnut grip are combined to form a robust yet sleek and tactile object.
The design embodies the refined finish found in exquisite hand-made shotguns, where touch, weight, balance and temperature form the experience of handling. The timber grip emulates the warmth of the gun stock.