Heavy duty hardware designed by Tom Kundig will outlast any building

© Tom Kundig

Tom Kundig and the firm of Olson Kundig Architects have been favorites on TreeHugger; Tom was our first Best of Green Architect. because I thought he " does the right thing without hitting you over the head." Tom uses basic materials in rough, semi-finished forms, and probably had a hard time finding hardware; most has a more finished look.

So he designed his own heavy duty cut-and-folded steel cabinet and door pulls that probably weigh more than a cabinet or door. This is serious hardware.

© Door Hardware by Tom Kundig

“The pieces in this collection act as a bridge between the physics of our bodies and the physics of our shelter,” he explains. “They stand as a tribute to the beauty and pragmatism of nature, from the raw materials we use to build to the way the human body is designed to move—the rational and the poetic. I want to make the parts of buildings you touch every day an enjoyable experience.”

© Roller Hardware by Tom Kundig

It's all made in Seattle, fabricated by 12th Avenue Iron from steel, then finished and waxed, "revealing the subtle marks of its making." Heavy.

Tags: Designers | Materials | Seattle

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