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Wyndham World – Handles

Wyndham World.

In the world of “Bespoke Furniture” and “Custom Wardrobes” handles are what make or break the character of any piece.

Here are 5 things to consider when making the difference:

  1. Does it need a handle at all.?

Whether it be a console or a wardrobe sometimes simplicity is key and a sculpt or a simple shadow gap can be all that is required to gain access to a simple door or drawer. If your space is restricted a protruding handle could be a hindrance rather than a help creating unwanted snags.

2 Integral or feature ?

A beautiful way to incorporate handles into a design is to make them an integral feature of the furniture or cabinet. This creates a form and relief detail to the cabinets as well as providing a functional handle. If it is a statement you are looking for then the classic stand alone feature handle can always be a show stopper if its cafully balanced with the rest of the piece.

  1. Consider the piece as a whole.

Less is often more and tiny “accent handles” delicate in form can add a beautiful finesse to large otherwise bulky items that require an elegant lift.

  1. Cost

Handles vary wildly in cost and styles and it is important to consider a balance between the value and the overall feel and character you are trying to convey when choosing them.

  1. Materials and finishes.

If you have a feature element such as a base plinth in mirror or exterior detail in gold it is worth considering marrying in the theme with the handle to create a harmony within your piece.

Next week catch “The 5 best ways to enhance Bespoke furniture with light”

 

 

If you are considering commissioning any custom made furniture for your home, please call Wyndham Design on 0208 899 6609 or email info@wyndhamdesign.com, or use our enquiry form.

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