fumiko ito: home, my place fumiko ito: home, my place
sep 03, 2011

fumiko ito: home, my place

door handle no.1

‘home, my place’ is a series of door handles designed by fumiko ito. developed during her studies at the ècole cantonale d’art de lusanne (ECAL), the pieces aim to enhance the intimate connection between people and home through simple objects and intuitive actions.

designer’s own words: I believe that happiness, relief, and emotional attachment are the pith and marrow of luxury, and the home, the port of our heart. having a place that we truly belong to is the most luxurious feeling in life. through my designs, I would like to enhance the relationship between human and home. the door handle, as an in-between object, spatially connects the inside and the outside. it is the medium that reveals and increases the notion of space shifting. through inviting and playful shapes, ‘home, my place’ not only practically connects human and home, but also transfers the action into emotionally-attaching memories, which eternally bind one and his/her family tightly. an organic shape of handles that fits human grips makes door opening warm and comfortable. for adults, it is easy to grab, and for children and elders, pushing or pulling are similarly effortless.

key, an extension of home

door handle no.2

enhancing the interaction between human and object

bring a part of your home away with you research drawing

shape research

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