FIVE OF THE BEST DOOR FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS
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).