Traveling Design

Roboquattro New York

by Alexander Hoffart for Colombo design © designboom

The concept of a door handle extends far beyond than solely the opening and closing of doors. this fixture is symbolic moving past a boundary line; the door-as-obstacle motif is representative of a limit between two worlds, the handle being the necessary tool to be able to cross into a new plane of being. the Colombo Design door handles embody two points of significance: one visionary and the other tactile. When the latter interpretation takes precedent over the first, it leaves off to exist setting free its own being which is the hidden ‘esprit’ of all things. the designboom still-life series celebrates both the dynamic quality of the door handle in the foreground in combination with the beauty observed just beyond the piece in what is ultimately a surrealistic visualization of a traveling artifact.
The atmosphere is captured so authentically that one can practically touch it.
‘Roboquattro’ by german designer alexander hoffart for colombo design is a sleek, modern handle with particularly straightened lines.
The precise form of the ergonomic piece boasts slightly beveled corners, offering the smooth door pull an unusual quality. Hoffart’s fixture is a winning entry of designboom’s recent competition ‘hands on door handles’ in collaboration with colombo design, italy, and is now in production.