The new Tom Kundig Collection of steel hardware takes the art of a custom-crafted detail into wide release. One of the principals of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, Kundig likes to study how people interact with buildings and often creates cool gizmos that transform the simple opening of a door or window into an interactive experience for the homeowner. “The pieces in this collection act as a bridge between the physics of our bodies and the physics of our shelter,” says Kundig in the firm’s announcement of the new product line.
Similar to his custom gadgets that often have been covered in the pages of residential architect and Custom Home, Kundig’s hardware line features a casual industrial aesthetic. The collection includes cabinet pulls, swinging and sliding door hardware, low-tech rollers, a wall hook, and even a folded steel table. Each piece is made of raw steel that is bent into simple forms and then waxed for a smooth finish. The Tom Kundig Collection, fabricated in 12th Avenue Iron’s Seattle shop, is the first offering from Olson Kundig’s new product design division.