The entrance to any space (whether it be a residential home, retail store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) becomes the first impression to those who enter inside. Much like a firm handshake and confident eye contact says about a person during first introductions, a door handle plays a similar role in identifying a space. Often overlooked, door handles can create a visual statement that can express the design style or character of a space. Door handles feed into two of our senses, that of which are sight and touch. Door handles can be visually captivating to the eye and allow us to connect to a space’s intended design philosophy or company branding. Also at the same time, being able to get a handle on a handle allows the hands to feel and become connected yet again to the space.
As interior designers we strive to connect our “audiences” (those experiencing a space) with their surroundings and we attempt this by engaging the senses through our meticulously thought out designs. So imagine being able to make that grand first impression count for something by allowing those entering your space to get a sense of connection before even actually entering. Allow me to introduce to you, for those not already familiar, the Phillip Watts Design door handles.
A design team founded in 1993 and based out in Nottingham, UK., the Philip Watts Design ensures its costumers quality at its highest degree, creative uniqueness, and attention to detail that sets it apart from others. The Philip Watts Design handles are hand casted and available in several materials and finishes such as: aluminum, brass, bronze, aged brass, aged bronze; and finish selections from bright polish to satin brushed. Also available is the option for custom designs. See below the many door handle options from small scale to larger scales.
Small scale door handles
Medium scale door handles
Large scale door handles
Also noteworthy is the fact that Philip Watts Design does more than door handles, they also create other stunningly playful designs for interior spaces.
All Images Via Philip Watts Design Website
So don’t let your door entrance make a bad impression, but rather let it attract and connect those embracing your space.
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