Minimal appeal: Architectural hardware from Ashley Norton

Ashley Norton introduced five new architectural hardware lever designs: the geometric Bauhaus, asymmetrical Lugano, tubular Fountain, cap-styled Phoenix, and the curved Claros.

Along with coordinating cabinet and appliance hardware, the new series echoes the sensibilities of mid-century masters like Charles and Ray Eames and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Designed for interior doors and kitchen and bath cabinets, the new styles offer an array of finish choices, allowing designers to create their own interpretation of the Mid-Century Modern style.

Each Mid-Century Modern piece is cast from bronze or hot forged from solid brass. Bauhaus and Claros designs are available in both brass (10 finishes) and bronze (five patinas). The Lugano, Fountain, and Phoenix collections come in brass finishes including satin nickel, dark oil rubbed, polished chrome, polished nickel, Venetian bronze, satin brass, polished brass, satin chrome, flat black, and unlacquered brass.

For added visual and tactile interest, designers can select a hash tag-like knurled detail for Bauhaus, Fountain and Phoenix, or a reeded detail, similar to the side of a dime, for the Bauhaus and Fountain styles.