The Scandinavian Hand
Door handles and accessories designed and manufactured in Randers, Denmark
Door handles are considered a very special element of the interior fixtures and fittings, and not just by architects – maybe because they do not only open a door but also make the entire world hidden behind this door accessible. People constantly see and touch door handles. Does it look nice, is it pleasant to touch, does its shape represent the visualisation of a concept or even a world view?
We think so, yes.
Possibly the most beautiful door handles in the world
Possibly the most beautiful door handles in the world are made in Randers in Denmark. The old Viking town on the shores of the Kattegat is home to a hightech forge where high quality door handles are manufactured using traditional metalworking techniques. This ordinary door furniture was designed by Scandinavian industrial designers whose self-image is based on the examples set by the great designers. Because Denmark is a small country – but a big player in terms of design.
We call this phenomenon “the Scandinavian hand” – which stands for the dialogue entered into with hands all over the world by the shape, the material and the function. And it stands for the diligent and quality-conscious hands that are busy here, crafting sophisticated door handles that are far more than just a product from a wide range of different materials.
Quality since 1878
The company in Randers was founded in 1878 as the „Randi door handle manufactory“ – it was named after the town. After the war, modernism took over: architecture firms asked whether the factory would be able to manufacture customised stainless steel door handles. The decision to collaborate with Danish architects and designers only subsequently turned out to have been a productive one both in aesthetic and financial terms – and continues to give the brand its unique character to this day. Time and again, a coherent design idea emerges that impacts further on the portfolio of Danish designer door handles.
Haptic and ergonomics
Randi is a complex mix of design office, workshop and factory. From brass and stainless steel, the company manufactures products that meet the Scandinavian ideal of minimum material consumption. The brand celebrates the timeless simplicity of beauty and perfection – yet manufactures products that are highly functional and substantial. Every Randi door handle reflects the close relationship between haptic and ergonomics: it has to feel good, must be easy to grip and easy to move. And those who are able fully appreciate this special relationship, this architecture, must be able to do so.
Randi door handles are one element of a major manufacturer‘s security fittings. Randi is part of ECO Schulte, a leading full range supplier of door furniture. The products made in Randers integrate seamlessly into this specialist‘s system, both visually and functionally.
A well-coordinated, complete one- stop solution: from door handles to closers, from hinges to locks.
Your direct contact to Randi
Are you making a specific enquiry? Or are you interested in more information? Then contact our sales team. Please use this contact form, telephone us or send us an email.
Tel. 02373 / 9276-0
export( at )eco-schulte.de