As Charles Eames once wisely said, “The details are not the details, they make the design.” This saying resonates loudly when attempting to encapsulate the essence of our latest architectural door and joinery hardware series we are launching in the Australian market. The collection is called TURA, and it is a watershed moment in our history, as it marks the beginning of a beautiful and refined design story that has a bright future here at Pittella – this range will eventually extend beyond handles and pulls, and into other aspects of interior finishes in time to come.
Integral to the foundations of architecture, TURA, first made its presence felt with Antonio Citterio’s ‘K2’ door handle in 2001. Various leading designers, including Tom Dixon who was keen to celebrate the strength of British manufacturing, have reinterpreted the handle’s knurling grip. The sensation, as well as the functionality of handling a knurled surface has been on our product roadmap developing this with our Italian manufacturing partner.
Conceived in-house by Simone Pittella, the TURA collection was born from the increasing imperative for our architects and interior designers to communicate the same language of materials in their interior projects. And while Citterio started with a lever handle and door pull, Pittella brings forth our own expression with an entire range dedicated to knurling; from door pulls greeting visitors, to wall hooks, to handles on everything from joinery to (Spoiler Alert!)…Tapware!
The signature design feature of the TURA collection is a remarkable diamond-cut knurled pattern. Each piece is meticulously hand rolled by Italian artisans to support a textured, firm grip that feels incredible in hand. Made from solid brass, we are revealing four initial products; the TURA Joinery Knob, the TURA joinery pull, the TURA Entry Pull and the TURA Lever handle.
Pictured above is the TURA Joinery range featuring an extra-long 500mm sized pull (far left) – a unique and rare dimension that draws the eye to perceive an elongated cabinetry height. Alongside, the TURA knob (second left) with the beautiful detailing around the circumference.
The TURA Entry Door Pull (third image) boldly shakes the hand of all entrants, while the TURA lever handle (far right) functions on both internal and external swing doors for aesthetic consistency.
Not only will the entire collection feature the same diamond cut knurled pattern, but is also meticulously manufactured using the Pittella specialty finishes– each piece can be finished in Black Opaque, Satin Brass or Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Check out the full TURA range here