Updated: Oct 26, 2020
The Concrete Design Collection
Reinforced concrete’s versatility has allowed architects, designers and engineers to explore new realms of design.
The Bullet+Stone collection is a celebration of concrete.
Inspired by the Brutalist architecture, the Bullet+Stone collection merges the rough and cold aesthetic of reinforced concrete with various sumptuous and eye-catching metal finishes. The tactile experience allows users to experience both finishes simultaneously, amplifying and bringing to light the contrast between them. You can view Designer Doorware's PDF of concrete door handles here with direct link to their website.
The new Bullet & Stone Collection was nominated as an honoree in the hardware category at the 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards!
The Bullet+Stone collection is a celebration of concrete. Reinforced concrete’s versatility has allowed architects, designers and engineers to explore new realms of design. Inspired by the Brutalist architecture, the Bullet+Stone collection merges the rough and cold aesthetic of reinforced concrete with various sumptuous and eye-catching metal finishes. The tactile experience allows users to experience both finishes simultaneously, amplifying and bringing to light the contrast between them.
Designed and manufactured in Australia, the Bullet & Stone Collection is available in 3 designs: Concrete Club Lever, Concrete Niki Knob, and Concrete Quad Lever
Available in three timeless designs, and any of our 18+ special finishes, the Concrete door hardware collection can be personalized for any contemporary interior.
Raw, Primal and Polarizing
Pairing concrete with our metal finish so when you touch the lever, part of your hands feeling that raw urban of the concrete and another portion of your hand will also feel that soft cold metal feel so it’s that nice blend feel of rough and sumptuous.
The finished concrete’s appearance will always have aesthetic variations of shade, color, pattern and overall size.
One standard finish is available at present which we call Luna Grey.
The unique style and finish promote individuality and creativeness in your home. Concrete is versatile and strong. Cool, yet warm and comforting to the touch.
Concrete has been used since ancient times. Regular Roman concrete for example was made from volcanic ash (pozzolana), and hydrated lime. Roman concrete was superior to other concrete recipes. Today we benefit from Roman technology and skill.
Concrete is not a new trend. It is relatively a unique choice for door levers. Air holes & colour tone variants etc are all part of the natural characteristic of concrete. Hard-wearing and functional these designs will set your home apart.
Designer Doorware’s special finishes are fabricated and colored by hand; variations in size, shape, and colour are a natural result of this process. Tooling marks and surface scratches are part of the character of the finished pieces.
The Bullet+Stone Collection uses artisanal, hand-crafted concrete components, and a variety of metal finishes, to highlight the beautiful contrast between raw and sumptuous contemporary materials. This document provides information to help you preserve the premium quality of your Bullet+Stone concrete components.
The Nature of Concrete
Concrete is not a homogeneous, uniform material & just like natural wood or stone, the finished concrete’s appearance will always have aesthetic variations of shade, color, pattern and overall size.
To maintain the concrete products, the use of warm soapy water and a clean cloth can be used to remove any stains or fingerprints. Should this not be enough to remove a stubborn spill or mark, we recommend the use of a light abrasive chemical compound such as Ajax or Windex as acceptable. Harsh abrasives or cleaning chemicals could wear down the sealer and should be avoided where possible.
Spills & Staining
Just like granite & marble, concrete is a porous substance and is susceptible to marking and staining. The sealer works to fill these pores and will protect against spills & stains, however we recommend acting swiftly (within a few hours) to clean up any spills that may penetrate the concrete.
This can be done using one of the methods listed in the ‘cleaning’ section. If you are concerned about a stain or mark that cannot be removed with the mentioned processes, please call our product experts to discuss your options here. The product can be resealed on-site if and when required.
Cracking, Chipping & Scratching
Although concrete is a very durable product, most corners are vulnerable to hard impacts from blunt objects however with typical use the concrete is very durable and should not generally have any issues with cracking or chipping.
The final sealed concrete product is still susceptible to scratching & abrasions and should be cared for as you would any other household product. We advise that chopping and dragging sharp objects across our concrete products should be avoided. Should the sealer be damaged throughout its lifetime, it can be treated & re-applied on site with minimal fuss.
Concrete components of our Bullet+Stone comes with a two (2) year manufacturer’s warranty valid for any material or workmanship defects.
How many concrete Finishes are available?
One standard finish is available at present which we call Luna Grey. Custom finishes are also available upon request.
Do I need to re-seal the product?
In retail or commercial settings where the product will see repeated use, re-sealing will be recommended every 5-10 years, however for residential settings re-sealing every 10+ years.
Isn’t concrete heavy?
The concrete material that is used is approximately 4 x lighter than brass. Very light. Brass is quite a heavy material.
What to do?
If concrete featured door handles are on your design list, visit us at Architectural Design Hardware and experience first hand these very unique door handles.