type: door hardware
role: re-a.d as designer
recognition: finalist, among 6300 entry received, of the hand on doorknobs competition, organized by designboom in 2010.
knot knob: the hand and the sense of touch are so precise that it feels like a lot of doorknobs are missing out on an opportunity to provide a new experience at each use.
this doorknob, called knot, takes on tree corks and ribbed surfaces to create a new feeling when touched and used. the gills-like relief is all of the unique size and invites in grabbing the object from various positions.