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The AP Door Knocker is a functional work of minimalist art - luxury hardware worthy of an entryway. The AP Door Knocker is sculptural, clean, and contemporary. The weight of the handle feels good in your hand, and has slightly recessed sides to intuitively grasp. The piece is available with or without an integrated door viewer, and can be custom laser engraved with unit numbers for a sleek, unified front door appearance.
Originally available in Brushed Stainless Steel, DESU introduced a broad range of PVD finishes in 2019. Developed with architects and designers in mind, new finishes compliment a broad spectrum of materiality, and include: Champagne, Brass, Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Gunmetal, and Carbon. Custom finish matching is also available for contract applications.
The AP Door Knocker marries the precision of computer machining with the uncompromising detail of hand craftsmanship. CNC machined stainless steel is welded and assembled by hand before being coated with the durable PVD finish desired. PVD (physical vapor deposition) allows for a perfectly predictable finish every time, making it an excellent choice when matching other hardware. Not only does PVD allow us to achieve multiple finish options on the same sturdy stainless steel door knocker, but it provides a superior finish that will keep its beauty longer than most traditional finishes.
Developed to be sustainable, the door knocker's base material is Stainless Steel, a highly recyclable material that can be continuously reclaimed without loss. The material used in production is already at least partially recycled, and at the end of the its life can be recycled again. Unlike some traditional coating methods, PVD (physical vapor deposition) does not involve fluid precursors or chemical reactions which result in toxic byproducts.
DESU is an award winning firm known for combining elegant, playful and unadorned luxury with functionality and applying them to unexpected and underserved niche areas of home and industrial design. DESU’s signature is simplicity of form and structure, and a reductive approach to the design process. DESU’s production methods merge the finest materials, cutting edge technology, and the unmatched skill of the human hand. DESU’s full line includes furniture, outdoor sculptural seating, accessories and serving pieces. With its roots in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, DESU DESIGN is now based in Stratton, VT.
AP Door Knocker