A contemporary house usually decorated with unique and cozy accessories, on this post, I will share with you a product review of The Bark collection of door handles by Haute Déco. Haute Déco specializes in luxury contemporary door accessories, especially door handles, and supplies handle to the best address codes of London as well as to the world’s property hotspots. The company championed the renaissance of luxury architectural hardware in 1994 when their showroom first opened on London’s Kings Road and has remained at the forefront of Luxury Contemporary Handles for prime residential projects ever since.
Haute Déco is renowned for door handles with an individual house-style of understated glamour, spanning a variety of materials: particular expertise lies not only in bronze handles but also in an extensive palette of subtle and vibrant colors, complex lacquers, and in stone and other mineral finishes. The Bronze Bark collection adds a new range of dramatic textures to Haute Déco’s selection of Contemporary Architectural Hardware. Referencing nature in an abstracted form by isolating naturally occurring patterns and translating them in bronze.
Bronze Bark is typical of Marie-Véronique’s approach to design, which owes more to sculptural than to cad. “The fact that our handles are created as pieces of art, hand-carved rather than printed in 3D, gives them a certain poetic quality, and is part of what differentiates Haute Déco’s handles from much of the competition,” says Marie-Véronique. Capturing contrasting bark textures from the rougher “Alder” texture to the fainter rice-grain pattern of “Birch”, the collection offers coordinated lever handles, cabinet knobs, furniture handles, and oversize center doorknobs.
Founder and creative director Marie-Véronique Swannell oversee the design side in a contemporary style that reflects her affinity for texture. Her intuitive talent for transforming naturally-occurring patterns into abstract ornamental motifs lies behind the company’s impressive portfolio of textures in bronze, probably the widest-ranging for door handles on the market. Working principally with top-tier interior designers and niche property developers who recognize the value that statement handles instantly add to a property, Haute Déco is equally happy to advise private clients at its London showroom based on the Kings Road in the heart of the Chelsea Design Quarter.
Handles can be customized for special applications, or bespoke items can be made in matching textures to the handles, such as a set of fiddle bars that was commissioned recently for a private yacht, to match handles from the Hemp collection. Haute Déco believes that producing exceedingly well-made, timeless products is the most valuable contribution that companies in the world of interiors can make to sustainability. It is not unusual for clients to take their handles with them when they move home, which is a testament to how well they age, says show-room manager Randa Driss.
Haute Déco’s bronze handles are meticulously hand-made in a small-scale atelier where exceptional craftsmanship, anchored in the heritage of “bronze d’art”, is a means to itself. Our handles are hand-made by artisans who put their heart into each and every product that passes through their hand, bestowing an unfathomable “beauty from inside”, a crucial ingredient to true luxury that is hard to define but easy to recognize, says Haute Déco’s founder, Marie-Véronique Swannell. With their emphasis on luxurious texture, Haute Déco’s door handles have truly become an essential component of contemporary interior design.