Defining character: how to specify door hardware

Defining character: how to specify door hardware

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it. The space becomes a part of their identity. We had a chat to Bankston about why the right door hardware can put the finishing touches to a project and why it is so often overlooked.

 

Door hardware is integral to the overall design of a home. Like mouldings, tapware and cabinets, door hardware gives a space character. It tells the story of its architectural history and of the people who reside in it.  However, to achieve the best outcome door hardware needs to be considered much earlier in the process than it generally is. 

“It’s something that is commonly overlooked in the design process, with door hardware often chosen at the last minute after other elements have been specified. We believe treating door hardware as a last minute consideration represents a missed opportunity,” Bankston’s Emily Bradley says. Door handles and hardware can invoke a significant amount of character. Think of a contemporary white room. How will that same room feel with the addition of statement brass door handles? How will that room change by incorporating basic stainless steel hardware?

Materiality is an important consideration for door hardware. “We always recommend people pick up the products, feel their weight and experience the textures. The quality of Bankston products can not only be seen but felt. Our range is meticulously crafted from premium forged brass and offered in a selection of finishes that complement contemporary palettes,” Emily says. “Door hardware is something you will interact with every day so its something that should evoke a sense of longevity. In the words of Juhani Pallasmaa: ‘The door handle is the handshake of the building’.”

 

In terms of aesthetics, materiality is also central to design decisions. “Creating a sense of harmony in a space is about defining the details - does the door hardware work well with other products in the room such as light fittings, tapware and other hardware?”.

 

Bankston’s products are available from select retailers nationwide. Make sure you visit Bankston on ArchiPro here to peruse their architectural range of premium brass hardware.

 “The impact door hardware has is significant. Well made, design focused handles, for example, will elevate a space instantly,” Emily says. “A room should make a connection to its residents through a crafted balance of design and beauty that is as accessible as it is enduring.”

 

Bankston is a new player in the door hardware market, however its owners are not. Southern Design Group, a family-run business, has been servicing detail focused consumers with architectural hardware and accessories for close to 40 years with its established brand Tradco.  

 

“We saw a gap in the market in terms of the choice available for design conscious consumers, architects and interior designers. There was a significant price difference between middle-of-the-road hardware and top quality pieces. Through excellent customer service and price leadership Bankston delivers products that are extremely high quality and beautifully designed. In turn, Bankston aims to disrupt the market as it stands”.

 

That commitment has seen an extensive range of door hardware developed with a choice of 10 different finishes; each piece designed to traverse various architectural styles and settings. ‘When designing our levers we tried to think of designs which would suit the various periods of homes in New Zealand and Australia.”

What to consider when choosing door hardware

There are various elements to consider when selecting door hardware, each arguably as important as the other. “Factors such as other textures in the space, the architectural style of the building, the period in which it was built and the colour scheme of the space are all central when considering the options for door hardware,” Emily says.

 

The beauty of many of Bankston’s offerings is the ability for each to traverse a range of styles and architectural languages - from the very traditional to the most contemporary of designs.

 

“Each lever and knob can be applied to various backplates. For example, a simple round rose for a more minimalist look or a long oval backplate to mimic arched doorways. We then have 10 finishes to choose from to tie in with different textures and colour schemes. One of our most popular finishes is our antique brass finish. Its brown undertones can be used to replicate the appearance of old brass that has aged in place, or achieve the perfect colour contrast in the most contemporary of settings. Other finishes included satin and polished brass, matt black and satin nickel. Our brushed or satin finishes are textural and invite touch, as does our Brunswick product line, which is encased in diamond knurling which not only enhances its aesthetics but engages the user through the sense of touch when gripped.”

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Defining character: how to specify door hardware

Defining character: how to specify door hardware

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it. The space becomes a part of their identity. We had a chat to Bankston about why the right door hardware can put the finishing touches to a project and why it is so often overlooked.

 

Door hardware is integral to the overall design of a home. Like mouldings, tapware and cabinets, door hardware gives a space character. It tells the story of its architectural history and of the people who reside in it.  However, to achieve the best outcome door hardware needs to be considered much earlier in the process than it generally is. 

“It’s something that is commonly overlooked in the design process, with door hardware often chosen at the last minute after other elements have been specified. We believe treating door hardware as a last minute consideration represents a missed opportunity,” Bankston’s Emily Bradley says. Door handles and hardware can invoke a significant amount of character. Think of a contemporary white room. How will that same room feel with the addition of statement brass door handles? How will that room change by incorporating basic stainless steel hardware?

Materiality is an important consideration for door hardware. “We always recommend people pick up the products, feel their weight and experience the textures. The quality of Bankston products can not only be seen but felt. Our range is meticulously crafted from premium forged brass and offered in a selection of finishes that complement contemporary palettes,” Emily says. “Door hardware is something you will interact with every day so its something that should evoke a sense of longevity. In the words of Juhani Pallasmaa: ‘The door handle is the handshake of the building’.”

 

In terms of aesthetics, materiality is also central to design decisions. “Creating a sense of harmony in a space is about defining the details - does the door hardware work well with other products in the room such as light fittings, tapware and other hardware?”.

 

Bankston’s products are available from select retailers nationwide. Make sure you visit Bankston on ArchiPro here to peruse their architectural range of premium brass hardware.

 “The impact door hardware has is significant. Well made, design focused handles, for example, will elevate a space instantly,” Emily says. “A room should make a connection to its residents through a crafted balance of design and beauty that is as accessible as it is enduring.”

 

Bankston is a new player in the door hardware market, however its owners are not. Southern Design Group, a family-run business, has been servicing detail focused consumers with architectural hardware and accessories for close to 40 years with its established brand Tradco.  

 

“We saw a gap in the market in terms of the choice available for design conscious consumers, architects and interior designers. There was a significant price difference between middle-of-the-road hardware and top quality pieces. Through excellent customer service and price leadership Bankston delivers products that are extremely high quality and beautifully designed. In turn, Bankston aims to disrupt the market as it stands”.

 

That commitment has seen an extensive range of door hardware developed with a choice of 10 different finishes; each piece designed to traverse various architectural styles and settings. ‘When designing our levers we tried to think of designs which would suit the various periods of homes in New Zealand and Australia.”

What to consider when choosing door hardware

There are various elements to consider when selecting door hardware, each arguably as important as the other. “Factors such as other textures in the space, the architectural style of the building, the period in which it was built and the colour scheme of the space are all central when considering the options for door hardware,” Emily says.

 

The beauty of many of Bankston’s offerings is the ability for each to traverse a range of styles and architectural languages - from the very traditional to the most contemporary of designs.

 

“Each lever and knob can be applied to various backplates. For example, a simple round rose for a more minimalist look or a long oval backplate to mimic arched doorways. We then have 10 finishes to choose from to tie in with different textures and colour schemes. One of our most popular finishes is our antique brass finish. Its brown undertones can be used to replicate the appearance of old brass that has aged in place, or achieve the perfect colour contrast in the most contemporary of settings. Other finishes included satin and polished brass, matt black and satin nickel. Our brushed or satin finishes are textural and invite touch, as does our Brunswick product line, which is encased in diamond knurling which not only enhances its aesthetics but engages the user through the sense of touch when gripped.”

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Defining character: how to specify door hardware

Defining character: how to specify door hardware

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

A truly beautiful space embodies the character and personality of both the people who live in it but also those who help create it. The space becomes a part of their identity. We had a chat to Bankston about why the right door hardware can put the finishing touches to a project and why it is so often overlooked.

 

Door hardware is integral to the overall design of a home. Like mouldings, tapware and cabinets, door hardware gives a space character. It tells the story of its architectural history and of the people who reside in it.  However, to achieve the best outcome door hardware needs to be considered much earlier in the process than it generally is. 

“It’s something that is commonly overlooked in the design process, with door hardware often chosen at the last minute after other elements have been specified. We believe treating door hardware as a last minute consideration represents a missed opportunity,” Bankston’s Emily Bradley says. Door handles and hardware can invoke a significant amount of character. Think of a contemporary white room. How will that same room feel with the addition of statement brass door handles? How will that room change by incorporating basic stainless steel hardware?

Materiality is an important consideration for door hardware. “We always recommend people pick up the products, feel their weight and experience the textures. The quality of Bankston products can not only be seen but felt. Our range is meticulously crafted from premium forged brass and offered in a selection of finishes that complement contemporary palettes,” Emily says. “Door hardware is something you will interact with every day so its something that should evoke a sense of longevity. In the words of Juhani Pallasmaa: ‘The door handle is the handshake of the building’.”

 

In terms of aesthetics, materiality is also central to design decisions. “Creating a sense of harmony in a space is about defining the details - does the door hardware work well with other products in the room such as light fittings, tapware and other hardware?”.

 

Bankston’s products are available from select retailers nationwide. Make sure you visit Bankston on ArchiPro here to peruse their architectural range of premium brass hardware.

 “The impact door hardware has is significant. Well made, design focused handles, for example, will elevate a space instantly,” Emily says. “A room should make a connection to its residents through a crafted balance of design and beauty that is as accessible as it is enduring.”

 

Bankston is a new player in the door hardware market, however its owners are not. Southern Design Group, a family-run business, has been servicing detail focused consumers with architectural hardware and accessories for close to 40 years with its established brand Tradco.  

 

“We saw a gap in the market in terms of the choice available for design conscious consumers, architects and interior designers. There was a significant price difference between middle-of-the-road hardware and top quality pieces. Through excellent customer service and price leadership Bankston delivers products that are extremely high quality and beautifully designed. In turn, Bankston aims to disrupt the market as it stands”.

 

That commitment has seen an extensive range of door hardware developed with a choice of 10 different finishes; each piece designed to traverse various architectural styles and settings. ‘When designing our levers we tried to think of designs which would suit the various periods of homes in New Zealand and Australia.”

What to consider when choosing door hardware

There are various elements to consider when selecting door hardware, each arguably as important as the other. “Factors such as other textures in the space, the architectural style of the building, the period in which it was built and the colour scheme of the space are all central when considering the options for door hardware,” Emily says.

 

The beauty of many of Bankston’s offerings is the ability for each to traverse a range of styles and architectural languages - from the very traditional to the most contemporary of designs.

 

“Each lever and knob can be applied to various backplates. For example, a simple round rose for a more minimalist look or a long oval backplate to mimic arched doorways. We then have 10 finishes to choose from to tie in with different textures and colour schemes. One of our most popular finishes is our antique brass finish. Its brown undertones can be used to replicate the appearance of old brass that has aged in place, or achieve the perfect colour contrast in the most contemporary of settings. Other finishes included satin and polished brass, matt black and satin nickel. Our brushed or satin finishes are textural and invite touch, as does our Brunswick product line, which is encased in diamond knurling which not only enhances its aesthetics but engages the user through the sense of touch when gripped.”

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