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Original Walter Gropius, pull door handles ca 1923

Door handles are the first thing you touch when entering a space. They are like a pars pro toto for the whole building and in this case for a whole new way of architectural thinking. They were designed by Walter Gropius in 1923. Based on a square and a cylindrical section the levers became a symbol of modernism and an amalgam of the platonic geometry of modernity.

This is the rare pull bar version. After almost a century, they are still fully functional with some user marks fitting their age.

  • Designer

    Walter Gropius
  • Manufacturer

    S. A. Loevy, Berlin (attributed)
  • Year of design

  • Country

  • Materials

    Nickel-plated metal
  • Dimensions

    L: 45.6 cm
  • Condition

    Very good, with light user marks
  • Price

    Sold: USA

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