Z handle

A range of door handles has been designed by Eric Parry for architectural hardware manufacturers Izé.

From above, the handle appears to be two flat planes, where it is seen during everyday use, with the faceted escutcheon concealed underneath. It is only on gripping the handle that the complexity of the folded planes beneath it is revealed.

Launched at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2009, the first use of the handle was at the Sebastian + Barquet Gallery in London’s Mayfair, where the hardware complements the classic modernist pieces in which the gallery specialises. The Z Handle has also been used on a major housing project in Kuala Lumpur and at One Eagle Place in Piccadilly, London.

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