The Inverso door handle is a simple and elegant design with underlying tones of playfulness in both its shapes and textures. From the initial sketch concepts to the final product, the focus is on the user interaction, integrating softer edges with a twisting form to give the door handler a unique experience.
The Inverso was a short listed design in Designboom + Colombo Hands On Door Handles 2011 Competition.
The handle is created from a milled piece of black walnut. The twisting shape is achieved by connecting inverse triangular shapes at each end of the handle. The opposing faces are joined in the middle by carefully sanding from one plane to another. The nature of this hard wood makes for a labor intensive process, but the final result feels great to the touch and will maintain its shape over time.
The mounting brackets, which are created from a bent sheet of steel, are meant to complement the twisting wooden figure without detracting from the overall composition. Their shape allows for a smoother and more conscious interaction between the user and the hardware. The wider opening on each side of the brackets is meant to direct the users hand to this side and in doing so it dictates their approach.