quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
feb 26, 2014

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
all images courtesy of quentin de coster

 

 

 

belgian company vervloet in collaboration with brussels-based quentin de coster design studio have developed ‘tibou’, a collection specifically intended to be used by children. rethinking the primary function of handles and knobs as being used to open a door or a drawer, the integrated piece also enables kids to use them as a coat rack. often when hanging a jacket or a bag on a door handle, the object loses its main function and becomes difficult to open. wanting to enable this dual functionality, all the elements of the ‘tibou’ collection incorporate a small hook on their front face. this integrated feature gives the child the opportunity to hang various items, without reducing the ability to easily open the joinery.

 


lever handle on rose

 


furniture knob

 


thumb turn

 


key escutcheon and rose

 


used as a hook

 


applied to cabinetry

 


a bag holder on the back of a door

 


sketches

 


in production

 


making process

 


hand crafted process

 

 

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