Good Design Award Winner

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Prestigious design award for Lockwood Brass Core range.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is incredibly proud to celebrate the Lockwood Brass Core range receiving a 2020 Good Design Award. The Good Design Awards are one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation.

We’re very excited to be awarded the Good Design Award for the Brass Core range in the product design, hardware and building category

— Malila Gabuardi Lopez, Product Manager of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions 

The Brass Core Range is the latest collection of Lockwood brass door handles, comprising of 24 new designs and encompassing one of the largest selections of compliant levers for access and mobility (Australian Standard AS1428.1).

“The Brass Core range was created with the intention to break the paradigm of what previously defined commercial door hardware. We wanted to deliver variety in attractive designs, inclusive for all users, and that could form part of the character of the building they are in.”

“We know that if a building is going to be used by the general public, most door handles will need to comply with Australian Standards for access and mobility. A long-held perception is that compliance in door handles is synonymous to clinical or commercial with functional needs taking over style. We wanted to change that.”

“The design approach involved a thorough understanding of the core needs a door handle fulfils to the user, the architectural space, and the elements that enhance the experience of use and accessibility.”

The new range was conceived as a small extension of a building’s architecture. The designs were created through well thought simple silhouettes that can adapt to broad architectural spaces and designed to remain relevant throughout the building’s life span.

“Door handles bridge the gap between the user and the built environment. We are excited to have created a range of attractive compliant door handles, incentivising application more often than when strictly necessary by regulation. Promoting inclusivity and welcoming spaces.”

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions also looked at the manufacturing to ensure the range was made as sustainably as possible. Using the least amount of machinery and labour required allows the range to be delivered in the same lead time as other compliant levers.

The Brass Core range is made from a hard-wearing and high-quality material that comes in a range of finishes, including brass, bronze, white and copper among others. It’s stylish and functional, fitting seamlessly into any building.

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