Leather-wrapped lever handle/Juhani Pallasmaa

JPL12

JPL12

Luxury architect-designed lever handle

This lever handle, with its leather-wrapped handle, is one of a series that leading Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa designed for the Venice Biennale in 1991. He was particularly influenced to use leather by the fact that Alvar Aalto had done so. It shows his interest in the tactile properties of architecture, and his belief that handles represent ‘the handshake’ of a building. Never before put into production, these handles are now available to order by izé customers. Pallasmaa’s prototypes are all in bronze, but the handles are now available in the full range of izé materials.