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.

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
lever handle on rose

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
furniture knob

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
thumb turn

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
key escutcheon and rose

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
used as a hook

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
applied to cabinetry

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
a bag holder on the back of a door

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
sketches

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
in production

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
making process

 

quentin de coster + vervloet develop dual functioning tibou hardware
hand crafted process

 

 

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