„The history of a Project is important to us. We are looking for the archetype - the ideal character and personality of an object - and iterpret it in a contemporary fashion.“
Christian und and Michael Sieger
Innovation in times of change
Inspiration is the key to Innovation – and always the result of sensitive perception. The key concepts behind all our developments can be distilled as follows, despite the variety of product ranges and manufacturers: our concepts and product design are defined by the continual changes in our environment, society and culture. As designers, we may observe society, its changes and its needs more closely than perhaps any other professional group. We see ourselves as sensors for seismic shifts in attitude, perceiving new tendencies before they have taken shape. Our impressions and analyses determine the special lines of our products. At the same time, we try to reflect the inherent character and the personality of the item.
Powerful dynamics in the tension filed of a resting straight line
Inspired by the wings of a bird, LEAF LIGHT has a delicate filigree character of its own with excellent brand recognition. The design creates tension with the contrast between the curved lower contour and the horizontal upper line. The cylindrical neck flows into the horizontal profile of the handle and ends in a gentle curve. Your hand rests comfortably on the horizontal surface, while your thumb finds orientation on the obliquely cut front surface. Overall LEAF LIGHT creates a subtle and delicate feature on the front panel of your door.
Softly rounded according to geometric principles
MINIMAL MODERN represents a modern and contemporary interpretation of a door handle and thus blends harmoniously into all residential surroundings. This architecturally minimalist basic shape is charmingly detailed with soft curves. This relates first and foremost to the visible surface and is taken up by the rear, creating pleasant and, at the same time, unexpected grip comfort.
Parallel lines and differentiated transfer design
GRAPH appears elegant and minimalist. Its clear, geometrical design desires a formal relationship with your door. GRAPH does not turn away but is self-confidentily restrained. The continuous parallel lines of the top view enjoys a contrast to the austere edge of the visible surface, thanks to the gentle curvature of the rear of the handle. GRAPH is synonymous with a systematically modern attitude.
The brothers Christian and Michael Sieger, the creative minds behind Sieger Design, are among the greats of the scene. Their father, the architect, product designer, painter and art collector Dieter Sieger, instilled in them a penchant for outstanding design. Whether youthful, timelessly modern porcelain series for Arzberg or upscale tableware for Fürstenberg Porzellan, whether trend-setting design for bathroom fittings by Dornbracht or washbasin and bath furniture Duravit, whether glasses for Ritzenhoff, cutlery for WMF or writing utensils for Lamy, a refined garden shower for conmoto or families of luminaires for trilux, whether trade fair stand or brand presentation - the list could be continued at will.
Likewise the overview of the awards and prizes with which the dynamic family business, headquartered in the North Rhine-Westphalian lock case Harkotten near Münster, has been honored since the early 1980s.
For the family-run company GRIFFWERK, based in Blaustein, just outside Ulm, the premium supplier of glass door design and high-quality door fittings, the renowned designer duo designed the "Characters" collection. It includes three, highly diverse models as well as the emphatically versatile Lock case "Gate". It received the iF product design award in 2014. All the winning designs for Griffwerk have one thing in common: a consistent reduction. However, if you look at the details, the unique personality of the straightforwardly austere "Graph", the enchanting "Leaf Light", which is based on the wings of a bird, or the elegantly simple "Minimal Modern" quickly becomes apparent.
For one of Germany's largest design offices, the initial focus of development was on the Door handles as a "tool". Regardless of whether it is in one's own four walls or in a public or commercially used object - it opens and closes rooms. For this to happen, people have to perceive the door handle with their eyes and finally operate it with their hand. This is how perception and haptics come into play. Last but not least, the overall appearance of the hardware and door must be right and people must be able to identify with it.