Love Handles, a trio of tactile stainless steel and leather handles designed by Dubai-based ANARCHITECT, is featured in the tenth anniversary Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition at Milan Design Week. Fabricated with artisanal leatherwork by OTZI London, the lever, pull-handle and knob are showcased alongside designs by Paul Smith, Hayon Studio, Bang & Olufsen and others.
The curvature of the Love Handle lever mimics the contours of a grasping hand.
Precise alignment allows the Love Handle pull-handle to appear to be a single entity between two doors.
The mirror-polish finish of the circular leather rose at the end of the Love Handle knob alludes to the bond of the human touch.
Jonathan Ashmore, architect and founder of ANARCHITECT, commented, “We chose to create a triptych of door handles – many architect’s obsession – and turned them into an artistic expression of our most precious commodity – privacy. The designs evoke intimacy, love and excitement and the moments we hold most precious hidden behind closed doors.”