Grand&Johnson and Intersteel design ‘jewel for a door’

Grand&Johnson and Intersteel design ‘jewel for a door’

Door handle Shiraat wins Red Dot Design Award

Design studio Grand&Johnson has designed a door handle line with which they want to make a statement; door handle Shiraat is the result of a search for minimalism and simplicity, perfectly fitting their style in which everything is designed with pure attention and attention to detail. Intersteel, a supplier of door hardware, took care of the technical implementation of the door handle. The good cooperation resulted in these companies winning the Red Dot Design Award 2022 for this stylish “jewel for a door.

Grand&Johnson took on the challenge of turning a door handle into an eye-catcher and design object. The central question was “what does minimal mean? What happens when you leave out everything unnecessary, what does the anatomy of the minimum look like? The challenge of this search lay in finding the purest form of a door handle, which at the same time had to be a jewel for a door and thus in the interior.

Slim design
As a result, the designers arrived at an exclusive, slimly designed door handle, with a length of no less than 250 mm. This differs significantly from the standard length of a door handle which is usually 125 mm. The design features geometric shapes that are harmoniously connected.
The door handle is made of stainless steel and is available in four different finishes: brushed stainless steel, matte brass PVD, matte black PVD and matte copper PVD. Matching accessories, such as a keyhole rosette, profile cylinder hole or toilet/bathroom fastener are also available.

New spring mechanism
Due to the length of the door handle, the spring in the rosette is subjected to greater stress than with shorter door handles. A spring ensures that the stool springs back to its horizontal position after use. Especially for this “Shiraat” door handle, Intersteel has developed a new spring mechanism based on tension springs, which can handle a heavier load.

Successful collaboration
Intersteel and Grand&Johnson developed this door handle in close collaboration. “For a perfect design, in addition to a good dose of creativity and technical know-how, a good interplay of all parties is essential. Of this, door handle Shiraat is a good example.” said Bertel Grote, owner of Grand&Johnson. And the success of the collaboration is also evidenced by the fact that the design has now been awarded the highly prized Red Dot Product Design Award 2022, a prize that only products with “outstanding design” are awarded.

About Intersteel
Intersteel is a manufacturer of stylish door and window hardware with matching accessories. Intersteel understands the art of coupling modern technologies with elegant design. For every home style, there is a product line that adds an extra element to the interior. The products match many interior styles and tastes: Modern & Sleek, Country & Classic or Vintage & Retro. The lines, both in collaboration with leading architects in the field of interior-related products, and designed in-house, give doors and windows a completely unique finishing touch. Perhaps inconspicuous to many, but present in an atmosphere-supporting way each time. For more information, visit

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