Bullet+Stone Concrete Collection
- Designer Doorware
Designer Doorware brings together two timeless classics—concrete and metal—in the Bullet+Stone collection of door hardware. The collection merges the rough and cold aesthetic of concrete with sumptuous and eye-catching metals. The resulting visual and tactile experience allows users to experience both finishes simultaneously, amplifying the contrast between them. The design and form of each concrete door handle were inspired by the simple forms and silhouettes prevalent within contemporary architecture and interior design. The geometry is a direct response to user and client feedback gathered throughout the design process.
Each Bullet+Stone piece comprises of a forged metal base and a cast concrete face. The product is the physical reflection of decade’s worth of passion that numerous artisans have spent their lives perfecting. Each Bullet+Stone product is created and refined by local craftsmen on a per order basis. The parts are machined, polished, and finished all by hand in Melbourne, Australia. Available in over 20 metal finishes, the materials and finishes chosen have been selected to complement contemporary interiors worldwide.
The sumptuous contrast of smooth metal and rough concrete grants interior designers the ability to provide new tactile experiences for their clients, emotionally connecting them closer to the contemporary interiors surrounding them. This novel product solution not only caters to the needs of our clients but also raises brand awareness and upholds Designer Doorware’s purpose – to design beautiful products that compliment the needs of the time. The products are hand-made and finished in Melbourne, Australia which supports local aspiring talent and nurtures experienced artisans that utilise a lifetime’s worth of passion and experience to create each and every Bullet+Stone product.
Each and every Designer Doorware product is able to be disassembled into individual parts. This allows us to recycle, refurbish and re-use parts within the assemblies when goods have reached their end-of-life. It also allows for easy repair when mechanisms begin to wear after a few decades, eliminating the need to buy a completely new door handle. Designer Doorware also offers a product stewardship program where old door handles can be donated back to us at their end-of-life so that parts can be reclaimed and re-used. This is an effort mainly to reduce landfill waste and allows us to refurbish goods in-house in order to prepare them for another decade or two in a new home. We strive for a cradle-to-cradle life cycle across our entire product offering.
The Bullet+Stone Collection’s answer to this brief is its daring exploration of materiality. The use of concrete within contemporary architecture and interior design is widespread, however, architectural hardware rarely utilises this ever-present material. Incorporating concrete into door hardware grants interior designers greater freedom to specify products in a wider range of finishes that end-users will utilise on a daily basis. The Bullet+Stone collection is the first architectural hardware product worldwide that fuses a wide range of metal finishes with raw concrete. This novel approach creates new tactile experiences, bringing users closer to the interiors that surround them.
All of our concrete levers feature bolt-through fixing which ensures a durable and sturdy connection to the door. The lever’s mechanism is spring-loaded to ensure the door levers movement is consistent and predictable. These features lead to a door handle that is safer to use that’s far less prone to failure – so much so that we offer a 25-year mechanical guarantee as a testament to this quality. The form is ergonomic, and advances the user experience by presenting a novel tactile experience unlike anything on the market, while also being relevant to the needs of the time.