window handle / Adolf Loos

ALW01

Architect-designed modernist window handle

This window handle is a good match for the door handle that Adolf Loos, a pivotal figure in the development of modernist theory, originally designed for Villa Müller, Prague in 1930.. The handle displays his peculiar blend of functional and symbolic formal languages, its heavy ball-end, intended to make it easier to depress with an elbow or occupied hand, was a development of a popular central European lever-type from the fin de siècle.  Like all izé luxury door hardware, the window handle is available in the full range of izé materials.