FIVE OF THE BEST DOOR FUR­NI­TURE MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ERS

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BEST FOR UN­DER­STATED DE­SIGN Ochre

Since Ochre was founded 22 years ago, it’s be­come renowned for its re­fined aes­thetic. The col­lec­tion in­cludes wal­nut and oak ‘Viking han­dles’ and sad­dle- leather han­dles – both with dis­tinc­tive pati­nated bronze or pewter knuck­les. Leather han­dle, from £319.20 (ochre.net).

BEST FOR CUS­TOM HARD­WARE

The Nanz Com­pany This US man­u­fac­turer makes cus­tom han­dles, hinges, locks and fit­tings. There are nearly 100 fin­ishes to choose from, in­clud­ing verdi­gris, bur­nished gold and red bronze. ‘No. 2028’ lever, price on ap­pli­ca­tion (nanz.com).

BEST FOR CLAS­SIC & CON­TEM­PO­RARY STYLES Croft

Bri­tish brand Croft of­fers ev­ery­thing from Art Deco and Vic­to­rian to Geor­gian ranges. Its lat­est ‘El­e­ments’ col­lec­tion is re­fresh­ingly con­tem­po­rary. Oval knob on school board back­plate, from £78.20 (croft.co.uk).

BEST FOR MODERN DOOR HAN­DLES Man­delli 1953

A con­tem­po­rary style char­ac­terises Ital­ian com­pany Man­delli 1953’s new han­dles, ‘Grint’ and ‘Kuki’ (right, from £173.93). The for­mer has spher­i­cal en­grav­ings on the neck; the lat­ter comes in a choice of fin­ishes (man­delli.it).

BEST FOR BIG NAME DE­SIGN­ERS Oli­vari

Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer Oli­vari has teamed up with heavy­weights Rem Kool­haas, Piero Lis­soni and Vin­cent Van Duy­sen on its new­est door han­dles. ‘ABC’ han­dle by Rem Kool­haas, £103.80 (oli­vari.co.uk).

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