Hot Hardware

Check out the latest knobs, handles and pulls
By Ellen Sturm Niz
June 09, 2010

Find the perfect knob, handle or pull to accent your kitchen or bath cabinets.

[1] Top Knobs’ Aspen Collection
Handcrafted from art-grade bronze ingots, Top Knobs’ new Aspen Collection evokes its namesake town by merging the feeling of the historic West and nature-inspired elements with modern luxury. An eclectic line of knobs and handles, it offers a variety of sizes and shapes, including nature-inspired twigs, antique cup pulls and traditional ring pulls, as well as round and square, potato and egg, peak and flat designs. Each is available in a light bronze, mahogany bronze, silicon bronze light or medium bronze finish, whose light patina and natural distressed look are protected by a proprietary process, ensuring that every piece maintains its color and finish through wear and tear.

[2] Spectra Décor’s Quilts Collection
The new Quilts collection of decorative hardware from Spectra Décor features art glass elements combined with handcrafted metal bases. The knobs and pulls are available in six colorways, ranging from cheerfully bright to subtly sophisticated, and results from a collaboration between designer Erin Adams and Leilani Norman, founder and designer of the company, which manufactures American-made environmentally friendly hardware. The line coordinates with the Quilts tile, which is available through Erin Adams Design.

[3] SA Baxter’s Nita Suite Knob
With its graceful curves and intricate detailing, the Nita Suite Knob, designed by Anthony P. Browne, is jewel-like in appearance and provides an understated elegance and an unexpected sexiness to modern interiors. Available in 1-, 1 1/4- and 1 1/2-in. lengths, it is offered in a variety of finishes, but the SA Baxter team recommends specifying it in polished nickel, satin nickel, polished chrome or polished brass.

[4] Martin Pierce’s Morphic Collection
Morphic, Martin Pierce’s latest line of door handles, is strange and beautiful, inspiring comparisons to deep-sea ectoskeletal creatures, the armor of extra-terrestrial warlords and the organic structure of DNA polymers. Incorporating a large proportion of recycled metal, the handles are cast in stainless steel, using the lost wax method, which allows the company to create extremely detailed pieces. They are then brush finished to give them a soft sheen. The hardware series includes entryway and passageway handles as well as cabinet knobs and pulls.

[5] Atlas Homewares’ Zanzibar White Leather Collection
Atlas Homewares celebrates a renewed interest in the groovy-kitsch designs of the disco era with its new Zanzibar White Leather hardware collection. Cool stainless-steel and chrome knobs and pulls are wrapped in retro white leather, adding immediate glam to cabinets. Pulls are available in 14 1/2-in., 8 3/4-in. and 5 1/2-in. sizes. A knob is also offered.

[6] Reveal Designs’ Geometric Collection
Architectural hardware manufacturer Reveal Designs has partnered with award-winning kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn to unveil their new collaborative decorative hardware collection. This line of geometric knobs and pulls features combinations of material types and finishes, as well as various shapes and sizes.

[7] Du Verre’s Rise Collection
Modern and sleek with a slight retro feel, the Rise Collection by industrial designer Christopher Smith is one of Du Verre’s newest offerings. Die-cast for the ultimate in precision and clean design, each piece in the collection adds a singular arc across the surface on which it is mounted, mimicking the decisive, sweeping gestures of opening and closing doors and drawers. Made of recycled aluminum, the line is environmentally friendly and consists of pulls in five sizes and two finishes, matte black and satin nickel.

[8] Topex’s Swarovski Crystal All That Glitters Collection
This striking collection from Topex features Swarovski crystals that summon the eye with reflecting rainbow colors. The All That Glitters Collection includes four diamond-like knobs in varying sizes and a pull handle; all are offered in a bright chrome finish. The knob shapes include the round-cut Crystal Ball, the four princess-cut crystals of Cuff Link, the emerald-cut Lights On and the old-European-cut High Gear. Diamond Bar, the pull handle reminiscent of a piece of fine jewelry, is set with nine princess-cut crystals.

[9] Amerock’s Revitalize Collection
With a renewed interest in classic design elements, the Revitalize collection from Amerock focuses on function and a revived spirit of new traditionalism. A blended medley of elements and styles, the line enables creative expression with three coordinating knobs, 12 sizes and three finishes, including satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and the new gilded bronze.


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