As an important part of our design practice, to keep the creative juices flowing, we dedicate time to simply exploring the possibilities of an idea, of our choosing, and our door hardware range started in this way.
In 2010, we decided to reimagine what timber door hardware could be, given that there were absolutely none/ zero/ zip in the market at that time and, it is no secret, we love the qualities that the material offers ~ beauty, warmth, tactility, workability ~ and how sustainable it can be (not always!).
We had also observed that the skill of woodturning seemed to be at risk of disappearing from our island home. Tasmania is well known for its timber and extraordinary timber work. We could see that the skills associated with timber work, including woodturning, were starting to disappear from construction sites and that many woodturners were engaged with making homeware items such as bowls, grinders and shakers.
We wondered if we could utilise our own design skills to create contemporary architectural items that would employ these traditional skills in new ways, before they were lost. Our goal was to renew interest in both the material, timber, and the skill of woodturning.
From the first four profiles ~ the Big O, the Curvy, the Stealth and the Kaboom ~ the O-Series was born. Since the development of the initial O-Series, the range has certainly grown. It now includes an extensive O-Series catalogue, plus the Linear Series and You-Spin-Me collections. The Serendipity Series and leather inset items feature collaborations with extraordinary artisans.
Driven by a strong commitment to sustainability, we have reimagined how architectural hardware might be made, and sold, in order to minimise waste. In response to trend-driven mass-production, our products are customisable and made-to-order. As such; -
Our products embody our respect for traditional crafts, our curiosity for making, our fascination with technology and materials, as well as our commitment to simple and functional design.
We hope that our products bring moments of delight to your day-to-day and that they make a meaningful contribution to your well-made life.Karryn & Dean